Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential

Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential
Author: Morris Altman,Anthony Jensen,Akira Kurimoto,Robby Tulus,Yashavantha Dongre,Seungkwon Jang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN 10: 0128166673
ISBN 13: 9780128166673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential Book Review:

Replete with case studies, Waking the Asian Pacific Cooperative Potential applies a novel theoretical framework to aid in understanding meaningful change in cooperative firms, mutual firms, collectives, and communes, focusing in particular on the underexamined Asia Pacific region. It explores the common, albeit competing, objectives of transformational cooperatives that deliver a range of social benefits and corporative coops where the cooperative exhibits the characteristics of a competitive investor firm. The book provides examples of successful cooperatives in eleven countries across the Asia Pacific and reviews the theoretical framework of cooperatives, including issues pertaining to socio-economic, politico-legal, and domestic and international factors. Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential provides early-career researchers and graduate students with a systematic resource of cooperatives in the Asia Pacific, highlighting core lessons from case studies regarding the ideal role of cooperatives in a modern economy and on the enabling factors of the role of the state, the market potential for scale-up, the mitigation of poverty, and civil society. Provides numerous case studies drawn from successful co-operative organizations across the Asia Pacific region Advances a theoretical framework to help readers access and understand the reasons for co-operative success in the Asia Pacific region Develops tools for practitioners to establish effective co-operatives and restructure them to optimal goals

Behavioral Economics For Dummies

Behavioral Economics For Dummies
Author: Morris Altman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 1118085035
ISBN 13: 9781118085035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Economics For Dummies Book Review:

A guide to the study of how and why you really make financial decisions While classical economics is based on the notion that people act with rational self-interest, many key money decisions—like splurging on an expensive watch—can seem far from rational. The field of behavioral economics sheds light on the many subtle and not-so-subtle factors that contribute to our financial and purchasing choices. And in Behavioral Economics For Dummies, readers will learn how social and psychological factors, such as instinctual behavior patterns, social pressure, and mental framing, can dramatically affect our day-to-day decision-making and financial choices. Based on psychology and rooted in real-world examples, Behavioral Economics For Dummies offers the sort of insights designed to help investors avoid impulsive mistakes, companies understand the mechanisms behind individual choices, and governments and nonprofits make public decisions. A friendly introduction to the study of how and why people really make financial decisions The author is a professor of behavioral and institutional economics at Victoria University An essential component to improving your financial decision-making (and even to understanding current events), Behavioral Economics For Dummies is important for just about anyone who has a bank account and is interested in why—and when—they spend money.

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Venkatachalam Anbumozhi,Meinhard Breiling,Selvarajah Pathmarajah,Vangimalla R Reddy
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN 10: 8132116763
ISBN 13: 9788132116769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to global economic development. Left unchecked, continued global warming could cause worldwide social and environmental disruption. The Asia and Pacific region is more vulnerable to climate change risks than other regions due to its dependence on the natural resources and agriculture sectors. Densely populated coastal areas, weak institutions, and the poverty of a considerable proportion of its population add to the susceptibility of this region. Adaptation—making adjustments in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climate stimuli— becomes a key strategy for sustaining economic growth. This volume examines the framework conditions for integrating climate change adaptation measures into agriculture, water, and natural resources management activities for the Asia and Pacific region. Based on the review of country experiences, the book describes key dimensions, suggests interventions for further exploration, and serves as a basis for planning and mainstreaming climate change adaptation into sectoral planning

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 9292542257
ISBN 13: 9789292542252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This synthesis report is the result of close, collaborative research initiated by the Asian Development Bank in partnership with Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia. Fourteen background papers were commissioned to investigate food security issues particularly pertinent for Asia and the Pacific. The report synthesizes and collates the primary findings from these papers to articulate key policy challenges and opportunities related to food security in the region.

The Myth of Mondragon

The Myth of Mondragon
Author: Sharryn Kasmir
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780791430033
ISBN 13: 0791430030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Mondragon Book Review:

This is the first critical account of the internationally renowned Mondragon cooperatives of the Basque region of Spain. The Mondragon cooperatives are seen as the leading alternative model to standard industrial organization; they are considered to be the most successful example of democratic decision making and worker ownership. However, the author argues that the vast scholarly and popular literature on Mondragon idealizes the cooperatives by falsely portraying them as apolitical institutions and by ignoring the experiences of shop floor workers. She shows how this creation of an idealized image of the cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations; this constitutes what she calls the "myth" of Mondragon.

Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II

Embracing Defeat  Japan in the Wake of World War II
Author: John W. Dower
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2000-06-17
ISBN 10: 0393345246
ISBN 13: 9780393345247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embracing Defeat Japan in the Wake of World War II Book Review:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most important history of the more than six years of American occupation, which affected every level of Japanese society, often in ways neither side could anticipate. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has called "America's foremost historian of the Second World War in the Pacific," gives us the rich and turbulent interplay between West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a way never before attempted, from top-level manipulations concerning the fate of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of men and women in every walk of life. Already regarded as the benchmark in its field, Embracing Defeat is a work of colossal scholarship and history of the very first order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for War Without Mercy.

Asian Economic Integration in an Era of Global Uncertainty

Asian Economic Integration in an Era of Global Uncertainty
Author: Shiro Armstrong,Tom Westland
Publsiher: ANU Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN 10: 1760461768
ISBN 13: 9781760461768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Economic Integration in an Era of Global Uncertainty Book Review:

The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) conference series has been at the forefront of analysing challenges facing the economies of East Asia and the Pacific since its first meeting in Tokyo in January 1968. The 38th PAFTAD conference met at a key time to consider international economic integration. Earlier in the year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and the United States elected Donald Trump as their next president on the back of an inward-looking ‘America First’ promise. Brexit and President Trump represent a growing, and worrying, trend towards protectionism in the North Atlantic countries that have led the process of globalisation since the end of the Second World War. The chapters in the volume describe the state of play in Asian economic integration but, more importantly, look forward to the region’s future, and the role it might play in defending the global system that has underwritten its historic rise. Asia has the potential to stand as a bulwark against the dual threats of North Atlantic protectionism and slowing trade growth, but collective leadership will be needed regionally and difficult domestic reforms will be required in each country.

An Anthropology of the Machine

An Anthropology of the Machine
Author: Michael Fisch
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 022655869X
ISBN 13: 9780226558691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Anthropology of the Machine Book Review:

With its infamously packed cars and disciplined commuters, Tokyo’s commuter train network is one of the most complex technical infrastructures on Earth. In An Anthropology of the Machine, Michael Fisch provides a nuanced perspective on how Tokyo’s commuter train network embodies the lived realities of technology in our modern world. Drawing on his fine-grained knowledge of transportation, work, and everyday life in Tokyo, Fisch shows how fitting into a system that operates on the extreme edge of sustainability can take a physical and emotional toll on a community while also creating a collective way of life—one with unique limitations and possibilities. An Anthropology of the Machine is a creative ethnographic study of the culture, history, and experience of commuting in Tokyo. At the same time, it is a theoretically ambitious attempt to think through our very relationship with technology and our possible ecological futures. Fisch provides an unblinking glimpse into what it might be like to inhabit a future in which more and more of our infrastructure—and the planet itself—will have to operate beyond capacity to accommodate our ever-growing population.

Asia Pacific Rebalance 2025

Asia Pacific Rebalance 2025
Author: Michael Green,Kathleen Hicks,Mark F. Cancian
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 1442259175
ISBN 13: 9781442259171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asia Pacific Rebalance 2025 Book Review:

In 2015, Congress tasked the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of U.S. military strategy and force posture in the Asia-Pacific, as well as that of U.S. allies and partners, over the next decade. This CSIS study fulfills that congressional requirement.

Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific

Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific
Author: Peter McCawley
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN 10: 9292577921
ISBN 13: 9789292577926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

This book is a history of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development bank established 50 years ago to serve Asia and the Pacific. Focusing on the region’s economic development, the evolution of the international development agenda, and the story of ADB itself, this book raises several key questions: What are the outstanding features of regional development to which ADB had to respond? How has the bank grown and evolved in changing circumstances? How did ADB’s successive leaders promote reforms while preserving continuity with the efforts of their predecessors? ADB has played an important role in the transformation of Asia and the Pacific the past 50 years. As ADB continues to evolve and adapt to the region’s changing development landscape, the experiences highlighted in this book can provide valuable insight on how best to serve Asia and the Pacific in the future.

Pacific Currents

Pacific Currents
Author: Evan S. Medeiros,Keith Crane,Eric Heginbotham,Norman D. Levin,Julia F. Lowell
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-11-07
ISBN 10: 0833047086
ISBN 13: 9780833047083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pacific Currents Book Review:

China's importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China's rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.

Assessing the Asia Pacific Rebalance

Assessing the Asia Pacific Rebalance
Author: David J. Berteau,Michael J. Green, Georgetown University,Zack Cooper
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN 10: 144224058X
ISBN 13: 9781442240582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing the Asia Pacific Rebalance Book Review:

This report seeks to clarify the stated objectives of the US rebalance strategy, reviewing regional responses, and assessing the status of the rebalance, which is critical to reinforcing regional stability by strengthening US relationships, presence, and capabilities.

Design Typography Etc

Design  Typography Etc
Author: Damien Gautier,Claire Gautier
Publsiher: Verlag Niggli AG
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9783721209778
ISBN 13: 372120977X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Typography Etc Book Review:

Why does a newspaper look different than a magazine or a book? What effect does using a certain typeface or a specific grid have? And why do some layouts just seem right, and others seem simply wrong? This handbook aims to convey the essential principles that will enable the reader to acquire the skills necessary to be independently creative in the field of graphic design. Richly illustrated with numerous examples from around the world, this volume addresses the most important aspects of good book, poster and advert design, offering guidance on everything from the correct use of colors and fonts through to column width and line spacing. Sketches and clarifying text serve to explain technical terms that are indispensable to understanding the interface of designing and producing print media.

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive
Author: Joshua Kurlantzick
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300137915
ISBN 13: 9780300137910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charm Offensive Book Review:

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbours and to distant countries alike. This original book is the first to examine the significance of China's recent focus on soft power, that is, diplomacy, trade incentives, cultural and educational exchange opportunities, and other techniques, to project a benign national image, pose as a model of social and economic success, and develop stronger international alliances. Drawing on years of experience tracking China's policies in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Joshua Kurlantzick reveals how China has wooed the world with a charm offensive that has largely escaped the attention of American policymakers. Beijing's new diplomacy has altered the political landscape in Southeast Asia and far beyond, changing the dynamics of China's relationships with other countries. China also has worked to take advantage of American policy mistakes, the author contends. In a provocative conclusion, he considers a future in which China may be the first nation since the Soviet Union to rival the U.S. in international influence.

Inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Ravi Kanbur,Changyong Rhee,Juzhong Zhuang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 1134670273
ISBN 13: 9781134670277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inequality in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

Asia’s rapid economic growth has led to a significant reduction in extreme poverty, but accompanied by rising inequality. This book deals with three questions: What have been the trends of inequality in Asia and the Pacific? What are the key drivers of rising inequality in the region? How should Asian countries respond to the rising inequality? Technological change, globalization, and market-oriented reform have been the key drivers of Asia’s remarkable growth and poverty reduction, but they have also had significant distribution consequences. These three drivers of growth cannot be hindered because they are the sources of productivity improvement and betterment of quality of life. This book will be useful to those interested in policy options that could be deployed by Asian countries in confronting rising inequality.

Magnificent Mihirungs

Magnificent Mihirungs
Author: Peter F. Murray,Patricia Vickers-Rich
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780253342829
ISBN 13: 0253342821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magnificent Mihirungs Book Review:

The first major study of the Dromornithids, the extinct gigantic "geese" of Australia

The ASEAN Regional Forum

The ASEAN Regional Forum
Author: Rodolfo Severino
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9814279250
ISBN 13: 9789814279253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ASEAN Regional Forum Book Review:

The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) is the only Asia-Pacific-wide forum for consultations and dialogue on political and security issues. Although many articles and books have been published on the ARF, this is one of the few books that treat the forum comprehensively and from the standpoint of the region itself. It traces the ARF's origins, the efforts to move it from confidence building to "preventive diplomacy," and the forces that hold them back, analysing the strategic environment that both constrains the ARF and makes it essential. The book discusses the question of participation, describes the numerous cooperative activities that the participants undertake, and deals with the issue of institutionalization. Finally, it assesses the ARF as a forum and a process on its own terms. The book is written by the former ASEAN Secretary-General and former senior official who was involved in the ARF's early years.

The Asia Pacific Century

The Asia Pacific Century
Author: Adam B. Lowther
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN 10: 1482218410
ISBN 13: 9781482218411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Asia Pacific Century Book Review:

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton published "America’s Pacific Century" in Foreign Policy magazine in November 2011, the administration was clearly indicating to domestic and international audiences that the United States is beginning a pivot toward the Asia-Pacific. Clinton’s article served as a spark for renewed interest in the nation’s Asia-Pacific strategy and American interests in the region. The Asia-Pacific Century: Challenges and Opportunities looks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region’s key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military.

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific
Author: Leszek Buszynski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN 10: 1351105108
ISBN 13: 9781351105101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific Book Review:

This book examines the development of China’s national ambitions under its current leader Xi Jinping and the dilemma they present for the United States and also Japan. It emphasises the importance of geopolitics, that is the way national strategies and policies are shaped and in some cases determined by geographic location. Focusing especially on China’s national rejuvenation and its rapidly growing military capability and navy, and on the likely impact on the region of China regaining the status and influence it enjoyed in dynastic times, the book highlights the hard choices faced by the United States as it seeks to protect its geopolitical position in the Western Pacific, particularly in the South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan straits. How far should the United States confront China or accommodate China, possibly at the risk of undermining its geopolitical position and its alliance relationships with Japan, Australia and South Korea? The book also discusses the degree to which issues of institution building and economic interdependence can overcome or constrain geopolitical calculations.

Lady Of Quality

Lady Of Quality
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN 10: 1446456307
ISBN 13: 9781446456309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Of Quality Book Review:

Annis Wychwood delights in her independence. Beautiful, rich and far too busy for love, she has turned down the advances of many a hopeful suitor. But when she becomes entangled in the affairs of a runaway heiress, she encounters the girl’s guardian, the notorious Oliver Carleton. While Oliver may be a reckless and uncivil rogue, Annis can’t help but be drawn towards his wild ways . . . ‘Rapturously romantic’ Katie Fforde ‘Georgette Heyer is second to none’ Sunday Times