Socioecological transitions and global change: trajectories of social metabolism and land use

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The splintering of the multilateral trading system into a number of trading blocs and arrangements has been one of the most important issues in international economics, particularly after the establishment of the World Trade Organisation in 1995 and especially after the launch of the Doha Round in 2001. International economic integration has played a significant part in the economic policy decisions for most countries and regions throughout the world over decades. If this is so, why then has the success of integration schemes been so variable? And what are the prospects for integration in the future? Is integration a building or a stumbling block on the way to universal free trade? This book addresses these crucial questions. The book builds on and extends earlier research and publications by the author and presents new and up-to-date material. The author continues to broaden and deepen traditional integration theory using a new model that incorporates market imperfections such as economies of scale, foreign direct investment and an evolutionary approach to the spatial location of firms and industries. This reflects modern approaches to trade, competition, investment and the geographical distribution of production. The main theoretical types of integration – free trade areas, customs unions, common markets and economic unions – are discussed in detail with the help of a number of practical examples. These considerations have a European slant as this is the area where economic integration has the deepest meaning and because the EU serves as a model for a number of integration groups elsewhere in the world. The book also covers integration in the Americas, the Pacific region, South-East Asia and Africa. The concluding chapter outlines the accumulated experiences of economic integration throughout the world and provides guidelines to assist in steering integration through the mist that obscures the future. Providing an excellent understanding of the complex issues involved with international economic integration, this volume will be extremely valuable for students of international economics, development and international business.
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table_of_contents Conceptualizing, observing and comparing socioecological transitions / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl -- Land-use change and socioeconomic metabolism : a macro view of Austria 1830-2000 / Fridolin Krausmann, Helmut Haberl -- The fossil fuel-powered carbon sink : carbon flows and Austria's energetic metabolism in a long-term perspective / Karl-Heinz Erb, Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The great transformation : a socio-metabolic reading of the industrialization of the United Kingdom / Heinz Schandl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The local base of the historical agrarian : industrial transition and the interaction between scales / Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The local base of transitions in developing countries / Clemens M. Grünbühel, Simron J. Singh, Marina Fischer-Kowalski -- Transition in a contemporary context : patterns of development in a globalizing world / Nina Eisenmenger, Jesus Ramos Martin, Heinz Schandl -- Conclusions : likely and unlikely pasts, possible and impossible futures / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann.
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title Socioecological transitions and global change trajectories of social metabolism and land use
title_display Socioecological transitions and global change trajectories of social metabolism and land use
title_full Socioecological transitions and global change [electronic resource] : trajectories of social metabolism and land use / edited by Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Helmut Haberl
title_short Socioecological transitions and global change
title_sort socioecological transitions and global change trajectories of social metabolism and land use
title_sub trajectories of social metabolism and land use