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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...
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...
Doing Business 2018
Reforming to Create Jobs
Fifteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2018 measures aspects of regulation affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity: Starting a business Dealing with construction permits Getting electricity Registering property Getting credit Protecting minority investors Paying taxes Trading across borders Enforcing contracts Resolving...
Eruptions of Popular Anger
The Economics of the Arab Spring and Its Aftermath
by Elena Ianchovichina
The Arab Spring protests caught most of the world by surprise and precipitated a chain of events that changed the course of history in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), ushering in a period of prolonged political instability and intense civil conflicts. The analysis of the Arab Spring aftermath sheds light on the interplay between economic, behavioral, institutional, and political factors that have...
European Pharmacopoeia, 9th Edition (3-Volumes) (Includes 9.6, 9.7 and 9.8 Supplements)
The 9th Edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) main volume and supplements are legally binding and details the qualitative and quantitative composition of medicines, the Tests to be carried out on medicines, on the raw materials used in the production of medicines and on the intermediates of synthesis. The EP is a single reference work for the quality control of medicines in Europe. All producers of...
Fiscal Policies and Gender Equality
by Lisa Kolovich, editor
Historically, women around the world have had fewer opportunities than men in education, employment, health care, and politics. The moral argument for gender equality is clear, and the economic evidence is mounting. The International Monetary Fund and other international institutions have worked to help whittle away at the barriers that prevent girls and women from achieving their full economic potential. This book...
Gender Equality in Canada
Mainstreaming, Governance and Budgeting
Canada has a long-standing commitment to gender equality and an increasingly ambitious agenda to create a truly inclusive society. Recently, the Government of Canada has been strengthening the federal framework for the governance of gender equality policies by developing institutions, policies, tools and accountability structures. This OECD review of gender equality in Canada makes a number of recommendations to...
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