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Skills and Politics: General and Specific

Wolfgang Streeck

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Skills and skill formation have become central topics in contemporary political economy. This essay traces a key concept in the current debate—the distinction between general and specific skills—back ... More


Natural Resources

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the large direct investments made by trading companies in the ownership of natural resources, especially commodities such as tea, sugar, rubber, and tropical timber. Asset ... More


Trade Protection and Electoral Malpractice in New Democratic Regimes

Bumba Mukherjee

in Democracy and Trade Policy in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358789
eISBN:
9780226358956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358956.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter starts by providing the foundation for the book’s central theoretical model that explores the link between democratization and trade reforms in developing countries. The chapter builds ... More


Sino-Cambodian Ties That Bind

Daniel C. O'Neill

in Dividing ASEAN and Conquering the South China Sea: China's Financial Power Projection

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9789888455966
eISBN:
9789888455461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455966.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first surveys the close historical ties between the governments of China and Cambodia, as well as between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). It ... More


The New Institutional Economics and Pipeline Transport

in The Political Economy of Pipelines: A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502106
eISBN:
9780226502120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502120.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book explores how and why competition arose in the pipeline transport industry, specifically addressing transaction costs and asset specificity, institutional evolution, intangible property ... More


Governance Mechanism in Long-term Contracts

Michael Klausner

in Contract Governance: Dimensions in Law and Interdisciplinary Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723202
eISBN:
9780191790294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723202.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter describes the role of governance mechanisms in long-term contracts. Such mechanisms respond to concerns regarding hold-up where asset-specific investments are involved, and moral hazard ... More


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