Book Announcement, Title #1
Linking Trade, Environment, and Social Cohesion: NAFTA Experiences, Global Challenges
Edited by John Kirton, University of Toronto, and Virginia Maclaren, University of Toronto.
An indispensable reference guide with four main purposes:
- the assessment of the promise of NAFTA institutions to provide direct civil society participation;
- the identification of the ways in which the NAFTA model might be improved;
- an exploration of the NAFTA regime with regard to the environmental and social impacts; and
- an evaluation of experience and improvement of NAFTA and how it might assist the broader international community.
Contributors come from all three NAFTA signatories and a wide range of experience and konwledge to the subject. Among them:
- Gustavo Alanis, Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental
- Kevin Banks, Commission for Labour Cooperation
- William Dymond, Centre for Trade Policy and Law
- Sanford Gaines, University of Houston Law Center
- Pierre Marc Johnson, Heenan Blaikie
- Sylvia Ostry, University of Toronto
- Julie Soloway, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
- Christopher Tollefson, Sierra Legal Defence Fund
- Scott Vaughan, Commission for Environmental Cooperation
- Konrad von Moltke, Dartmouth College
For more information or to order a copy, please visit http://www.ashgate.com.
Book Announcement, Title #2
Shaping a New International Financial System: Challenges of Governance in a Globalizing World. The G8 and Global Governance Series.
Authors: Karl Kaiser, John J. Kirton and Joseph P. Daniels, eds.
Publisher: Aldershot, Eng.: Ashgate, 2000.
List Price: $74.95 Hardback. Available from Ashgate
Part I: The Crisis and its Legacies:
- Introduction: Shaping a new international financial system: contributions and challenges.
- The G7 Summit's contribution: past, present and prospective;
- The Asian crisis and its implications;
- The G7, international finance and developing countries;
- The dynamics of G7 leadership in crisis response and system reconstruction;
Part II: Constructing the New System:
- Transparentizing the global money business: Glasnost or just another wild card in play?;
- Global capital markets: maximising benefits, minimising risk;
- The new financial architecture for the global economy;
- The role of the International Monetary Fund as lender of last resort;
Part III: The Broader Issues:
- Practicing exchange rate flexibility;
- Can small countries keep their own money and floating exchange rates?;
- From globalization to regionalism: the foreign direct investment dimension of international finance;
- Challenges and contributions to the conventional wisdom;
Appendix: strengthening the international financial architecture report of G7 finance ministers to the Köln Economic Summit;
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