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Services: Exploring the (Still) Understudied Dimension of International Trade

October 12, 2016

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arrowsPierre Sauvé and Martin Roy introduce their new book aimed at better understanding trade in services.
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Understanding Contemporary China

September 14, 2016

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istock_67881297_large-shanghai-asia-chinaOver the last decade or so China’s remarkable pace of growth and its rise as a major international superpower has been noted by many commentators. In this blog piece, Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk and Peter W. Preston unpack the logic of contemporary politics in China. […]

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Are regional approaches to refugee protection really the best way forward?

June 10, 2016

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Mathew-Harley-Refugees8Regional approaches are often presented as a promising approach to the protection of refugees and the search for durable solutions. The international organisation mandated to support refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has often advocated for and been closely involved in regional arrangements for protection of refugees. Penelope Mathew and Tristan Harley take a closer look at the issue.

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Brexit Debate: Being Part of the European Global Macro-region Could be Vital for British Cities

May 13, 2016

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Brexit enthusiasts argue that to maintain and improve its position in the world economy the UK doesn’t need to be part of the European Union. But research published in Changing Urban and Regional Relations in Europe: Europe as a Global Macro-region paints a different picture.

The two and a half year study* by Kathy Pain and Gilles Van Hamme with academics in the UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Sweden, identifies for the first time just how functionally interconnected and integrated the European economic space really is. […]

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The End of Bretton Woods and the Future of the International Trading System – by Michael Trebilcock

January 22, 2015

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Since the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement, international trade has been structured on a multilateral model.  But, as Professor Michael Trebilcock argues, without significant systemic changes the social and economic vision promoted by Bretton Woods may no longer be tenable.

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