International Economics: Theory and Policy (International Edition) At the start of the twenty-first century, international aspects of economics remain as important and controversial as ever. In the last decade alone, major currency and Financial crises have rocked industrializing countries from East Asia to Latin America; countries in Europe have given up their national currencies in favor of a common currency,... Ontologies-Based Business Integration The globalization of everyday business and increasing international trade lead to a growing need to improve national and international business collaborations and transactions. Upcoming new technologies for e-business transactions allow for new ways of process, information and application integration. But business partners almost always have... Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to
In the past few decades, discussions on the role of religion in shaping the
interconnections of politics, society, and culture have acquired a particular
urgency. Since the end of the Cold War, after 9/11, and even more so with
the surge of IS, religion has come to occupy a central position in discourses
Coping with Uncertainty: Modeling and Policy Issues Uncertainties and risks have always been, and will remain, present; both in everybody’s life and in policy making. This presence is not always recognized because humans tend to perceive the world in a deterministic way, and in most cases succeed in somehow dealing with uncertainties. However, ignoring uncertainties often results in serious... A Brief History of Neoliberalism Neoliberalism--the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action--has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Writing for a wide audience, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and The Condition of Postmodernity, here tells the...
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