Negotiating Against the Odds

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137320249
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Drawing on the experiences of more than 100 developing country negotiators and the insights of leading academic studies, this guide brings together practical advice and lessons on ways to negotiate effectively with larger parties, and avoid common pitfalls.

Expert Knowledge in Global Trade

Author: Erin Hannah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659597
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores tensions in global trade by examining the role of experts in generating, disseminating and legitimating knowledge about the possibilities of trade to work for global development. To this end, contributors assess authoritative claims on knowledge. They also consider structural features that uphold trade experts' monopoly over knowledge, such as expert language and legal and economic expertise. The chapters collectively explore the tensions between actors who seek to effect change and those who work to uphold the status quo, exacerbate asymmetries, and reinforce the dominant narrative of the global trade regime. The book addresses the following key overarching research questions: Who is considered to be a trade expert and how does one become a knowledge producer in global trade? How do experts acquire, disseminate and legitimate knowledge? What agendas are advanced by expert knowledge? How does the discourse generated within trade expertise serve to close off alternative institutional pathways and modes of thinking? What potential exists for the emergence of more emancipatory global trade policies from contemporary developments in the field of trade expertise? This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of IPE, Trade Politics, International Relations, and International Organizations.

The EU World Trade Law and the Right to Food

Author: Giovanni Gruni
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509916229
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In recent years the European Union has developed a comprehensive strategy to conclude free trade agreements which includes not only prominent trade partners such as Canada, the United States and Japan but also numerous developing countries. This book looks at the existing WTO law and at the new EU free trade agreements with the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa through the lens of the human right to adequate food. It shows how the clauses on the import and export of food included in recent free trade agreements limit the capacity of these countries to implement food security policies and to respect their human rights obligations. This outcome appears to be at odds with international human rights law and dismissive of existing human rights references in EU-founding treaties as well as in treaties between the EU and developing states. Yet, the book argues against the conception in human rights literature that there is an inflexible agenda encoded in world trade law which is fundamentally conflictual with non-economic interests. The book puts forward the idea that the European Union is perfectly placed to develop a narrative of globalisation considering other areas of public international law when negotiating trade agreements and argues that the EU does have the competences and influence to uphold a role of international leadership in designing a sustainable global trading system. Will the EU be ambitious enough? A timely contribution to the growing academic literature on the relation between world trade law and international human rights law, this book imagines a central role for the EU in reconciling these two areas of international law.

The Commonwealth Yearbook 2014

Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher: Nexis Strategic
ISBN: 9781908609120
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Commonwealth Yearbook is the flagship annual publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat. It is the essential reference guide to the countries, organisations, activities and values of the modern Commonwealth. The 2014 edition has been fully updated to include: * Strategic directions of the Commonwealth and its core partners - arranged thematically according the new structures and mandates. * Results of, and ongoing work on, fundamental political values (democracy and rights, rule of law, gender equality, youth empowerment); governance and natural resources; health and education; economics and trade; resilience in small and vulnerable states. * Comment and analysis on the Commonwealth and 'wider world', looking at global consensus building, new developments in Asia, the 100th anniversary of World War I, the UN's focus on indigenous peoples in 2014 and other themes. * A guide to Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings and other summits; details of the Commonwealth Charter, signed by Her Majesty the Queen on Commonwealth Day 2013; and other essential communiques and declarations forming the background to the charter. * Comprehensive profiles of 53 member countries, including UK overseas territories. * An extensive statistics and reference section, and the official directory of Commonwealth professional, cultural and civil society development agencies.

Our Simmering Planet

Author: Joyeeta Gupta
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842770795
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Heatwaves in Delhi - hurricane Mitch - tornadoes in the US - floods in the UK - have all pointed to unprecedented severity and frequency of weather conditions. What is happening to the world's weather? This book takes the reader through the science and the politics of the situation.

Erfolgreich verhandeln mit Gef hl und Verstand

Author: Roger Fisher
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593441233
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Verhandeln? Bitte mit Gefühl! Noch immer herrscht der weitverbreitete Irrglaube, Verhandlungen müssten möglichst rational geführt, Emotionen weitestgehend ausgeklammert werden. Roger Fisher (Mitautor des Bestsellers "Das Harvard-Konzept") und Daniel Shapiro (Autor von "Verhandeln. Die neue Erfolgsmethode aus Harvard") zeigen, dass diese Herangehensweise nicht nur impraktikabel, sondern auch wenig Erfolg versprechend ist. Denn der Mensch ist ein emotionales Wesen und egal ob Freude, Wut oder Angst: Gefühle sind fester Bestandteil unseres Denkens und Handelns, die auch in sachlichen Verhandlungen nicht abgeschaltet werden können. Fisher und Shapiro zeigen, dass sich Emotionen sogar positiv auf das Verhandlungsergebnis auswirken: Wer die Bedeutung und Anzeichen der wichtigsten emotionalen Grundbedürfnisse erkennt, kann sie gezielt aktivieren und ansprechen und dadurch den Verhandlungsverlauf positiv beeinflussen.