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Take it personally : how globalisation affects you and powerful ways to challenge it. /

by Roddick, Anita.

Publisher: London, U.K. Harper Collins 2001Description: 255 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fences and windows : dispatches from the front lines of the globalization [globalisation] debate. /

by Klein, Naomi.

Publisher: London, U.K. Flamingo 2002Description: xxvii, 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Globalization [globalisation], inequality and the rich countries of the G-20 : evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). /

by Smeeding, Timothy M | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2002 Bibliography: p. 30-34Availability: (1)

Imagining Australia : ideas for our future. /

by Macgregor, Duncan | Leigh, Andrew | Madden, David.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2004Description: x, 324 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-309) and index.Summary: Four young Australians offer a range of new ideas to transform Australia in the 21st century. They tackle big questions: ; What is Australia s national identity? ; How can Australia s democratic system be strengthened? ; How can a zeal for nation-building be recaptured? ; How can economic prosperity be sustained? ; What changes are needed in social policy? ; How can Australia become an exemplary world citizen? > Their creative vision aims to inspire and prompt discussion amongst their fellow citizens.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Putting development first : the importance of policy space in the WTO and IFIs. /

by Gallagher, Kevin P. (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Zed books 2005Description: x, 301 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Worldwatch Institute : vision for a sustainable world. /

by Worldwatch Institute.

Publisher: Washington, DC Worldwatch Institute 2009Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:58 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organisation recognised by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

OECD Watch submission to the OECD Investment Committee : effective application of the OECD Guidelines to the Financial Sector. /

by Lillywhite, Serena | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Oldenziel, Joris.

Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands OECD Watch 2009Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human development report 2007/2008 : fighting climate change : human solidarity in a divided world. /

by United Nations Development Programme | Watkins, Kevin.

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Palgrave Macmillan 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Climate change is the defining human development challenge of the 21st Century. Failure to respond to that challenge will stall and then reverse international efforts to reduce poverty. The poorest countries and most vulnerable citizens will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks, even though they have contributed least to the problem. Looking to the future, no country however wealthy or powerful will be immune to the impact of global warming"Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change policy : recommendations to reach consensus /

by The Brookings Institution.

Publisher: Washington, DC Brookings Institution 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In advance of the 15th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen this December, world leaders will convene at a number of high-level forums in the hopes of building consensus around key elements of a post-2012 climate change agreement. These forums include the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh and an all-day dialogue with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on September 22 in advance of the General Assembly meeting. World Bank President Robert Zoellick will bring together finance and development ministers in October emphasizing that climate change is not only an environmental issue, but also one that affects economic and financial stability. ; With the need to get policies right in short order, Brookings experts and colleagues from the public and private sectors offer a range of recommendations for policymakers to forge sustainable climate change solutions that revitalize the global economy and alleviate the adverse effects of a changing climate on the world?s poorAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The global financial crisis of 2007-09 : an Australian perspective /

by Eslake, Saul.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Grattan Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The Shann Memorial Lecture University of Western Australia 19 August 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dirty is the new clean : A critique of the World Bank's Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change /

by Redman, Janet | Institute for Policy Studies | Bast, Elizabeth | Orenstein, Karen.

Publisher: Washington, DC Institute for Policy Studies 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The World Bank's Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change, a three-year flexible framework for Bank institutions, makes a strong case for urgent action on global warming. It goes so far as to say that climate change will potentially undo development gains made in recent decades in many countries, implying that climate change can trump development, no matter how much money is spent trying to achieve the United Nations' eight poverty-reducing Millennium Development Goals.Availability: (1)

Labor market policy : a comparative view on the costs and benefits of labor market flexibility /

by Kahn, Lawrence M | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-26 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Theories and evidence on wage-setting institutions and labor market policies in an international comparative context are reviewed. These include collective bargaining, minimum wages, employment protection laws, unemployment insurance (UI), mandated parental leave, and active labor market policies (ALMPs). Since it is unlikely that an unregulated private sector would provide the income insurance these institutions do, these policies may enhance economic efficiency. However, to the extent that unemployment or resource misallocation results from such measures, these efficiency gains may be offset. Overall, Scandinavia and Central Europe follow distinctively more interventionist policies than the English speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Possible explanations for such differences include vulnerability to external market forces and ethnic homogeneity. The impacts of these policies and institutions are reviewed. While the interventionist model appears to cause lower levels of wage inequality and high levels of job security to incumbent workers, it also in some cases leads to the relegation of new entrants (disproportionately women, youth and immigrants) as well as the less skilled to temporary jobs or unemployment. Making labor markets more flexible could bring these groups into the regular labor market to a greater extent, at the expense of higher levels of economic insecurity for incumbents and higher levels of wage inequality. The Danish model of loosening employment protections while providing relatively generous UI benefits with strict job search requirements holds out the possibility of reducing barriers for new entrants and the less skilled while maintaining some level of income insurance.Availability: (1)

Shifting risk : work and working life in Australia : a report for the Australian Council of Trade Unions /

by Rafferty, Mike | University of Sydney. Faculty of Economics and Business. orkplace Research Centre | Yu, Serena.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of Sydney. Faculty of Economics and Business. Workplace Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 35-37 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The research that underpins this paper was initially conceived as a response to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). It quickly became clear that a proper understanding of the current possibilities and challenges for organised labour required us to think more broadly about the period that the GFC brought to a close. The paper was therefore developed around the proposition that how organised labour comes to terms with the period we have been living through, and the contradictions and opportunities that it presents will make a decisive difference to the lives of working people, and to the future of organised labour. The goal has been to begin to build a broad analysis and provide an avenue for drawing in a range of experiences and expertise. The report builds a careful analysis of developments that have been occurring over recent decades, and their implications for labour and organised labour in particular. Summarising that sort of analysis would not do justice to the research we have assembled. Instead, this summary attempts to present a couple of the big issues and arguments it uncovered, and to draw out some of the key implications of the research. The detailed evidence and argumentation from which the key themes of the report are extracted are to be found in the body of the report.Availability: (1)

The case for action : creating a clean energy future /

by Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

Publisher: Arlington, VA Pew Center on Global Climate Change 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010Summary: The United States needs strong action now to reduce the risks of climate change, strengthen our energy independence, protect our national security, and create new jobs and economic opportunities. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change believes that the case for action on climate change has never been stronger. With a strong energy and climate policy the United States can lead the 21st century clean energy economyAvailability: (1)

Environmental policy and the economic downturn /

by Bowen, Alex | Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy | Stern, Nicholas.

Publisher: London, U.K. 2010Description: 29 p.Other title: Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy working paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010Summary: This paper considers how environmental policies should respond to macroeconomic downturns. It first explores the implications of the global economic downturn of 2008-09 for environmental policies, focusing in particular on the example of action against climate change. The arguments for and against activist fiscal policies in general are then reviewed, and the case made that a demand-induced downturn provides a very good opportunity to undertake a necessary step change in the public spending component of environmental policies and to start working through a backlog of public investment to improve the environment. Fiscal policy should be used to improve the allocation of resources across time and space. Recent fiscal stimuli are considered in the light of this discussion. It is also argued that there is little cause to delay the introduction of price signals to internalize environmental externalities. But the levels at which such signals should be set requires careful analysis; changes over the business cycle may be warranted, depending on the nature of the environmental externality and the cause(s) of the business cycle in question.Availability: (1)

Toward a transatlantic Green New Deal : tackling the climate and economic crises /

by French, Hilary | Worldwatch Institute | Renner, Michael | Gardner, Gary.

Publisher: Brussels Heinrich Boll Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Heinrich Boll Stiftung publication series on ecology : volume.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Prepared by the Worldwatch Institute for the Heinrich B ll Foundation Edited by Katy Nicholson Bibliography : p. 30-36Summary: Support is growing around the world for an integrated response to the current economic and environmental crises, increasingly referred to as the "Green New Deal." This report examines ways in which the current economic downturn is an opportunity to fight climate change while creating quality jobsAvailability: (1)

Annual growth survey : advancing the EU's comprehensive response to the crisis /

by European Commission.

Publisher: Brussels European Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the RegionsSummary: This first Annual Growth Survey marks the start of a new cycle of economic governance in the EU and the first European semester of economic policy coordination. The EU has taken decisive action to deal with the crisis: as a result, the deterioration of public finances and the increase in unemployment have been less marked than in other parts of the world. The EU's high levels of social protection cushioned the worst impact of the crisis but because of its weak productivity growth, recovery is slower in Europe.Availability: (1)

The Durban Climate Summit : implications For Australia /

by Climate Institute.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Climate Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011Summary: The 2011 Durban Climate Summit ended with the adoption of a set of 37 formal UN decisions dealing with a wide range of issues related to international cooperation on climate change.Availability: (1)

Inclusive growth and a post-2015 framework /

by Bergh, Gina | Overseas Development Institute | Melamed, Claire.

Publisher: London, U.K. Overseas Development Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2012 Bibliography : p. 8-9Summary: There is every reason to think that the political focus on growth and employment will only increase during the lifetime of any post-2015 agreement on development. A primary concern of people around the world, in developed and developing countries alike, is to have a job.18 However, as the global economic recovery remains fragile, both developed and developing countries grapple with the challenges of unemployment and poor working conditions, and with the political instability that may well follow.Availability: (1)

What is globalization [globalisation]? /

by Beck, Ulrich.

Publisher: Malden, MA Polity Press 2000Description: vii, 180 p.Notes: Translated by Patrick Camiller. Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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