Negotiations with Asymmetrical Distribution of Power

Author: Klaus Winkler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790817449
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Negotiations are of increasing importance in highly regulated sectors, particularly in network industries such as telecommunications and transport. Negotiating partners in these markets are often not equal with regard to their various sources and instruments of power. This analysis shows that negotiations are possible and can be efficient for all actors, even when power is distributed asymmetrically. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms are discussed as an alternative to conventional negotiations.

Regionalisation Growth and Economic Integration

Author: George M. Korres
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790819247
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This book analyses the process of regionalisation and plots its future development. Regionalisation is a common feature of the changing territorial organisation of European states today. Regionalisation alone, however, cannot produce any of the benefits attributed to it without looking into the conditions in which it occurs. Bringing together theory and empirical applications, coverage examines a host of these conditions.

Economic Spillovers Structural Reforms and Policy Coordination in the Euro Area

Author: Bas van Aarle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3790819700
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This book analyzes economic interdependence in the Euro Area. It offers expert estimates of the sign and size of economic spillovers. Moreover, the authors explore the impact of economic policy coordination on economic performance in the Euro Area. Among the many topics explored are the link between fiscal and monetary policies in the Euro Area and the coordination of fiscal policies and of structural reforms.

Chinese Railways

Author: Katrin Luger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783790820027
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Although huge, Chinese Railways are a bottleneck for economic growth in China. The state-owned enterprise returns a small profit but is severely capacity constrained and burdened with inefficiency. Based on interviews with Chinese experts, benchmarking with railways in the US, Germany, Russia, and Japan as well as broad coverage of Chinese-language sources, the book makes detailed recommendations on how to design a comprehensive turnaround program for Chinese Railways.

Federalism and Economic Reform

Author: Jessica Wallack
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139448703
Format: PDF
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This collection focuses on the ways in which federalism has affected and been affected by economic reform, especially global integration. The editors and contributors focus in particular on the political economy of institutional and economic change - how the division of authority between national and subnational governments shapes debates over policy changes, as well as how the changing economic environment creates incentives to modify the basic agreements between levels of governments. Each chapter contains a historical overview, and an in-depth account of division of authority, lines of accountability, and legislative, bureaucratic, and other arenas in which the levels of government interact for a particular country. The analyses are based on reform (or non-reform) episodes for each country - most from recent history, but some spanning the century. As a collection, the country studies span a range of developing and industrial countries with varying political systems.

Foreign aid negotiations

Author: Ole Elgström
ISBN: 9781856283519
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Foreign Aid Negotiations is a study of bilateral aid negotiations between Sweden and Tanzania. It is the first major attempt to treat foreign aid bargaining in a scientific way. In the book, aid bargaining processes are interpreted with the help of four different explanatory approaches. The study reveals that Swedish-Tanzanian negotiations are a peculiar type of international bargaining. A highly asymmetric power distribution is coupled with the prevalence of norms. The results stress a fundamental ambiguity of Swedish bargaining behaviour. The process may be characterized as integrative bargaining, with an emphasis on joint problem-solving. At the same time, however, coercive elements are visible. 'Recommendations' and conditions have become more and more common.

Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process

Author: Ghassan Khatib
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135180695
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eight years after the second Palestinian uprising, the Oslo accords signed in 1993 seem to have failed. This book explores one of the major aspects of the bilateral peace process – the composition and behaviour of the Palestinian negotiating team, which deeply impacted the outcome of the negotiations between 1991 and 1997.

A Europe made of money

Author: Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801465494
Format: PDF
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A Europe Made of Money is a new history of the making of the European Monetary System (EMS), based on extensive archive research. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol highlights two long-term processes in the monetary and economic negotiations in the decade leading up to the founding of the EMS in 1979. The first is a transnational learning process involving a powerful, networked European monetary elite that shaped a habit of cooperation among technocrats. The second stresses the importance of the European Council, which held regular meetings between heads of government beginning in 1974, giving EEC legitimacy to monetary initiatives that had previously involved semisecret and bilateral negotiations. The interaction of these two features changed the EMS from a fairly trivial piece of administrative business to a tremendously important political agreement. The inception of the EMS was greeted as one of the landmark achievements of regional cooperation, a major leap forward in the creation of a unified Europe. Yet Mourlon-Druol's account stresses that the EMS is much more than a success story of financial cooperation. The technical suggestions made by its architects reveal how state elites conceptualized the larger project of integration. And their monetary policy became a marker for the conception of European identity. The unveiling of the EMS, Mourlon-Druol concludes, represented the convergence of material interests and symbolic, identity-based concerns.