Tag Archives: Globalization

Part IV: A Critical Assessment of John Gillingham’s Obituary for Europe.

Gillingham’s case for the prosecution is damning. But what is the case for defence? Definitely, defence in the present climate is no easy task. Assessments of the EU record that business as usual points to a downward track of growth … Continue reading

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The UK between In and Out: Review of Brexit to Nowhere and Rethinking the UK’s Circles of Influence.

Nick Witney, Brexit to Nowhere: The Foreign Policy Consequences of “Out”, European Council on Foreign Relations, ECFR, November 2015. http://www.ecfr.eu; Robin Niblett, Britain, Europe and the World: Rethinking the UK’s Circles of Influence, Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International … Continue reading

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Country risk analysis-more than a postmodern discipline

Country risk assessment asks two distinct questions about any country: what is the political risk of an investment in the territory? And is the country solvent? The investment may be in the country’s currency, bond or equity markets, or it … Continue reading

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A Gaullist Germany: a review of recent books on the Euro crisis

The crisis of the Eurozone is now into its fifth year, yielding a harvest of books and commentaries. In this review, I’ll comment on those in the main that have been published in the English language. The authors share a … Continue reading

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The Global Structure, Economic Development, and Conflicts over Culture in the 2010s

Introduction Looking back from mid-2008 to the years 1988-1992, when the communist system collapsed, it seemed that the United States, in the words of Harvard University’s Joseph Nye, was “bound to lead”.[1] Though nuanced in intent, the phrase came to … Continue reading

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China in the global business system: Wrecker or stakeholder?

Abstract In the western debate about China’s emergence, two contending, contrasting views of China may be heard. One holds that China is a threat to the global polity, ruthlessly pursuing its mercantilist and nationalist agenda. The other holds that China … Continue reading

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