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The Controversies and Complexities of the Russian Federation Joining the WTO

The Controversies and Complexities of the Russian Federation Joining the WTO

The story of the Russian Federation joining the WTO works two ways; in terms of exports and imports. The shift from economic nationalism to market liberalism comes with controversies and complexities.

Review – How Institutions Evolve

Review – How Institutions Evolve

Thelen uses institutional theory within a varieties of capitalism framework to explain the causes for variation in vocational training and skill formation amongst Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States.

Can the Euro Survive?

Can the Euro Survive?

The Euro will survive. Survival is an economic, political and social necessity, central to Europe’s success. That the Euro must not fail should encourage Europe to take measures to overcome the current challenges the single currency faces. As Richard Youngs of the think tank FRIDE hopes, Europe should adopt a unity in adversity approach.

The Global Politics of Intellectual Property Rights in the New Millennium

The Global Politics of Intellectual Property Rights in the New Millennium

For nearly two decades I have been researching and writing about the global political economy of intellectual property rights (IPRs). In that time, intellectual property has moved from the margins of contemporary global politics to become an issue that most, if not all commentators and analysts recognise as being an important subject of political contest and disagreement.

Global financial crisis: disaster or opportunity?

Global financial crisis: disaster or opportunity?

The financial and economic events of the last few weeks have shocked many of us. Indeed, they have shocked us out of our complacency and made apparent the urgent need to reform the financial sector. But more than that, there is a sense that it may now be possible to seize this moment as an opportunity to go much further.

Endless War? Why winning is for losers.

The magical thinking behind the ‘war on terror’ has allowed a radical disconnect between problem and solution – most glaringly, between 9/11 and attacking Iraq. Solutions offered by leaders with a degree of certainty often appeal to publics even if they are apparently illogical. But why pursue such policies at all?

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