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The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

Fairtrade Scheme, while offering slightly better conditions than Free Trade, in the end does not provide truly fair pricing and farming conditions for small producers.

Is the Developmental State Model Useful When Reviewing Pacific-Asia?

Is the Developmental State Model Useful When Reviewing Pacific-Asia?

Although the Developmental State Model is often used to understand Pacific-Asia’s post-Korean War economic take-off, it is insufficient at explaining Japan’s development.

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological security is a relational and normative concept that sees humans as internal to nature, and seeks to secure sustainable socio-ecological relations.

Gender Equality: What Benefits Would a Flextime System Bring to Japan?

Gender Equality: What Benefits Would a Flextime System Bring to Japan?

The Japanese government should enact a law that requires all companies to allow their employees flextime in order to benefit Japanese society.

Assessing the Utility of Rational Choice Theory in Least Developed Countries

Assessing the Utility of Rational Choice Theory in Least Developed Countries

RCT can inform the understanding behind the decision making process of collective action pertaining to developmental dilemmas specifically common pool resources (CPRs).

Agricultural Overproduction and the Deteriorating Environment

Agricultural Overproduction and the Deteriorating Environment

Overproducing food, while allowing for food security, also disrupt world markets as well as causes immense environmental damage to soil and water supplies.

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Why Have Iran and North Korea Had Different Nuclear Postures to Sanctions?

The alternative cultures and regime types of Iran and North Korea are the main reasons behind the disparate responses to economic sanctions in the 2010s.

Why Have Resolutions of the UN General Assembly If They Are Not Legally Binding?

Why Have Resolutions of the UN General Assembly If They Are Not Legally Binding?

Even though UNGA resolutions enjoy a limited legal status, they have a powerful symbolic and political impact, and they help influence contemporary international law.

Mandate Disclosure in EU Trade Negotiations: The Case of TiSA

Mandate Disclosure in EU Trade Negotiations: The Case of TiSA

The publication of TiSA’s negotiating mandate represents an effort to increase transparency, used by negotiators as a stepping stone towards expanding the EU’s win-set.

Securing the Energy Supply: China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

Securing the Energy Supply: China’s “Malacca Dilemma”

For China to ensure the future security of its energy supply, it must balance the protection of its critical sea lanes with the seeking of alternative energy sources.

Why Do We Need a Gender Analysis in International Political Economy?

Why Do We Need a Gender Analysis in International Political Economy?

A gender analysis demonstrates the centrality of the differential valorisation of the masculine and the feminine to the functioning of the global political economy.

Guns v. Butter: Differentiating Armaments in International Relations

Guns v. Butter: Differentiating Armaments in International Relations

There are plenty of differences between arms and other economic goods, but most of these differences are not fundamental: they are differences in degree, not in type.

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