Tag: Trade

Understanding the causes of things’ requires the social scientist to be aware of the trade-off between generalising across cases and understanding individual cases. What are the implications of this for conducting and using research in the social sciences?

Introduction The social sciences branch out into different fields ranging from economics to anthropology, with each respective field employing different research models and methodologies varying in degree of specificity. Strengths and weaknesses of methodologies, as well as characteristics of research findings differ depending on this degree of specificity and generality. Moving towards a higher degree …

What are the effects on trade regulation for food security under the world trade organization system

Abstract With the launch of new negotiations on international trade called ‘Doha Development Agenda’ (DDA), agriculture is once again expected to be a central and difficult issue. As a solution to the problems associated with food security in the DDA negotiation on agriculture, this article suggested a creation of a food security box. The basic …

The changes of Phillips curve under global economy, from two aspects of international trade and international finance to discuss Phillips curve —relationship between inflation and unemployment.

Introduction During the Great Depression which was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War?, western countries experienced the high unemployment rate. In 1936, Keynes who is a British economist published the famous “The general theory of employment, interest and money”. The theory was helpful for policy makers to tackle unemployment. (Mankiw,G …

Probable changing role of trade union over the next ten years

Abstract It is for a fact that the past few years have seen a steady decline in union membership. Unions no longer wield the power that they had in the past. This is attributed to a series of relentless political, social, technological and economic changes. Incorporating cutting-edge research, this paper examines the probable changing role …

The changing role of Trade unions in the UK: Focus on Unite the Union

Introduction Unite the Union, often referred to as Unite, is a British and Irish trade union with approximately 1.5 million members in diverse workplaces. Established in 2007 as a result of a merger between Amicus and Transport & General Workers Union (T&G), it was formed with the prospect of solving predicaments faced by employees in …

To what extent do The World Trade Organization (WTO) rules prevent the use of trade sanctions against countries that produce in unsustainable ways? Problems and implications for International Environmental Governance.

Introduction The World Trade Organization, (WTO), is a renowned international organization with a primary agenda to initiate and promote “free trade” (Montgomery 2008). In order to attain this objective, the trade system tries to eradicate various barriers against the liberalisation of trade or any other existing trade barriers, irrespective of their cause being against unsustainable …