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Legal Aid Ontario lawyers organizing against the odds: A case study of professional workers unionizing
(kassel university press, 2020-06)
Determinants and Forecasting of Female Labour Force Participation Rate in India: Testing of Feminization U hypothesis
(kassel university press, 2020-06)
Greater involvement of women within the labour force has economic and social impact. The Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR) for India remains appallingly low at around 27%, while the male labour force participation rate has been 79.9%. In India, during 1990–2016, the FLFPR (% of female population age 15+) showed a declining trend. In this paper, the determinants of FLFPR for India have been estimated using regression analysis for the time period 1990–2016. Data on all the relevant variables have ...
Assessing African Energy Transitions: Renewable Energy Policies, Energy Justice, and SDG 7
Renewable energy has made significant inroads in addressing growing energy demands on the African continent. However, progress towards SDG 7 is still limited and difficult to trace. Furthermore, the results-oriented rationale of the SDGs means that both policy change and the dimension of environmental justice are not covered properly. We argue that the energy justice concept may provide a powerful tool to offset looming trade-offs and enhance the co-benefits of SDG 7 within broader transition endeavours. In doing so, ...
Mercosur–EU Agreement: Impact on Agriculture, Environment, and Consumers
(kassel university press, 2020-05-06)
Credit Exclusion of the Poor
In India, about 55% of the workforce is dependent on agriculture and most of these cultivators, being small or marginal farmers, require financial help on a regular basis for their farming activities. Needless to say, such poor farmers suffer from irregular and volatile income. As these households do not possess adequate savings, accessibility to financial resources at reasonable terms and conditions is becoming a crucial parameter for their productive activities and hence, in turn, their well-being. Based on the ...
The Dairy Value Chain
By tradition dairy farming has been a prestigious occupation in the fertile lands of the Indus basin. In Pakistan, the practice of rearing dairy animals remained a complementary activity to crop production. Deeply embedded in the rural life, dairy farming still is a sign of prestige within the agriculture sector; it forms an integral part of the socio-economic activities in rural areas and plays a supportive role in mitigating the effects of poverty by providing essential food items of daily use, family income, and ...
Book Review: Qin, Yaqing. 2018. A Relational Theory of World Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1316634257
Book Review: Qin, Yaqing. 2018. A Relational Theory of World Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. A Relational Theory of World Politics by Qin Yaqing offers a significant and alternative theoretical perspective as well as timely and novel insights on international relations in a rapidly changing world. It makes an important contribution to IR theorizing by providing a new ontological foundation in which relationality plays a central role.
Weichenstellungen unter Ausschluss
(Westdt. Verl., 2001)
The paper introduces research on transatlantic relations done by neo-Gramscian authors. This research is distinctive by focusing on class in international relations and by using the concept of hegemony in a relational sense. Hegemony is leadership through the active consent of other classes and groups. A central question of this neo-Gramscian research is whether an international class of capitalists has emerged. Some authors have answered in the positive. This paper, however, maintains that hegemony in the international ...
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Seit gut einem Jahrzehnt wird über die so genannte Globalisierung viel geschrieben und geforscht. Es ist an der Zeit Zwischenbilanz zu ziehen. Hat sich mittlerweile ein Konsens herausgeschält, was Globalisierung eigentlich ist, was ihre Ursachen sind und welche Konsequenzen sie zeitigt? Oder haben zumindest die jeweiligen Interpretationen klare Konturen gewonnen? Der Autor gibt hier zunächst einen kurzen, keinesfalls Vollständigkeit beanspruchenden Überblick zum Stand der Diskussionen zum "Globalisierungskomplex" ...