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A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO
The Development of the Rule of Law in the Multilateral Trading System
by Gabrielle Z. Marceau
Provides a new perspective on the role of law and lawyers in the GATT/WTO Secretariats which highlights the multiple roles of lawyers and non-lawyers in enhancing the rule of law in the multilateral trading system. Offers an historical and analytical description of the evolution of the rule of law in the GATT/WTO systems and the various and sometimes contradictory ways in which commitment to the rule of law has...
A Research Agenda for Women and Entrepreneurship
Identity Through Aspirations, Behaviors and Confidence
by Patricia G. Greene and Candida G. Brush, editors
Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. This book looks at long-studied questions of identity from the perspective of women entrepreneurs, exploring ideas related to entrepreneurial identity for women and their...
Accession to the World Trade Organization
A Legal Analysis
by Dylan Geraets
This detailed and perceptive book examines the extent and scope of how rules for accession to the WTO may vary between countries, approaching the concerns that some countries enter with a better deal than others. Dylan Geraets critiques these additional ‘rules’ and aims to answer the question of whether new Members of the WTO are under stricter rules than the original Members, whilst analysing the accession process...
Ageing and Employment Policies: United States 2018
Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing
In the United States, employment rates at older ages are comparatively high at 62% among 55-64 year-olds against 59% on average in OECD countries in 2016. However, there are large disparities across population groups. Early retirement remains a widespread phenomenon, especially among workers from vulnerable socio-economic backgrounds. Preventing old-age disparities in terms of employment outcomes and retirement...
Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018
From World Development Indicators
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 is a visual guide to the trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Atlas features maps and data visualizations, primarily drawn from World Development Indicators (WDI) - the World Bank's compilation of internationally comparable statistics about global development and the quality of people's lives. Given...
Being Human in Safety-Critical Organisations
by Dik Gregory and Paul Shanahan
If human error only starts to explain how accidents happen in complex, adaptive systems, what does the rest of the explanation look like? And what can be done as a result? If complex systems are fundamentally different from merely complicated ones, what does this mean for us - the people who have to live and work in them? Through a reanalysis of real events, this book integrates recent thinking from psychology,...
Civil Society and Disarmament 2017
Voluntary Non-Binding Norms for Responsible State Behaviour in the Use of Information and Communications Technology - A Commentary
This publication contains a commentary on the voluntary, non-binding norms of responsible State behaviour from the 2015 report of the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security. In an open call for comments, scholars, experts and enthusiasts were invited to submit recommendations, comments and...
Comparative Property Law
by Michele Graziadei and Lionel Smith, editors
Comparative Property Law provides a comprehensive treatment of property law from a comparative and global perspective. The contributors are leading experts in their fields who cover both classic and new subjects, including the transfer of property, the public-private divide, water and forest laws and the property rights of aboriginal peoples. Incorporating contributions from a variety of countries, this Handbook...
Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment
Further Developments and Policy Use
This book explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This is defined as the application of CBA to projects or policies that have the deliberate aim of environmental improvement or are actions that affect, in some way, the natural environment as an indirect consequence. It builds on the previous OECD book by David Pearce et al. (2006), which took as its starting point that a number of...
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