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Miracle to Meltdown in Asia: Business, Government and Society

Norman Flynn

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295525
eISBN:
9780191685125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295525.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The crisis in Asia has caused economic hardship and brought an end to the ‘economic miracle’ of fast economic growth in the region. This book asks whether the 1997/8 crisis marks a break with the ... More


Introduction

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0000
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The introduction opens with a vignette about Russia's sale of Alaska to the United States. The decision to sell is used as a prompt to ask questions about the organization of Russia's sole overseas ... More


Five Justices Decide the Election

Alan M. Dershowitz

in Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158076
eISBN:
9780199869848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158075.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Outlines the constitutional and statutory framework within which presidential elections are conducted in the USA. Provides a brief chronology and an account of the US (Bush vs Gore) presidential ... More


Transplants, Transfer, and Work Transformation

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter introduces long running debates about Japanese firms, both as developers of distinctive models of production and employment relations in Japan, and as the potential disseminators of ... More


A Constitution for an Empire of Citizens

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the constitutional debates that went on from December 1945 to September 1946. This legislative drama concerning the new constitution took place in three stages: in the ... More


Conclusion

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter uses the case of the English East India Company to reflect on existing knowledge about overseas trade expansion, decentralization within organizations, the importance of context in the ... More


London Banks and International Finance, 1890–1914

Youssef Cassis

in London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269495
eISBN:
9780191710162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269495.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The differences between the City of London's position as the world's leading financial centre in 2000 and in 1900 can be understood by considering the actors who occupied centre stage during the late ... More


The Mercantile City

PERRY GAUCI

in The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the socio-economic environment of the overseas trader as a necessary prelude to concentration on the merchant as a political figure. It outlines the organizational structures of ... More


Introduction

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a study of a small war fought over six days in the New Territories of Hong Kong, between 14 and 19 April 1899. This war was the only military campaign fought within the Hong Kong area ... More


Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Robert Garland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But this book argues that ... More


 CalEnergy: Claiming Official Political Risk Insurance

Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines another foreign investor that chose not to renegotiate. Although the investor proceeded to arbitration ahead of the Karaha Bodas Company (KBC), the driving force appears to have ... More


Empire's Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars

Adam Moore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742170
eISBN:
9781501716393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742170.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In a dramatic unveiling of the little-known world of contracted military logistics, this book examines the lives of the global army of laborers who support US overseas wars. The book brings to the ... More


New Sources of Development Finance

A. B. Atkinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child ... More


Imperial botany and the early scientific breeders

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The expansion of the British and Dutch mercantile empires from the 17th century was accompanied by a renewal of the old Babylonian concept of Imperial Botany, now made all the more effective by a new ... More


English Overseas Merchants in an Expanding World of Trade, 1590–1660

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on English merchants and some of the major venues where they plied their trades. It looks at the diverse experiences of newcomers and old hands, at hiring practices, and at the ... More


The Politics of Trade: The Overseas Merchant in State and Society, 1660-1720

Perry Gauci

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241934
eISBN:
9780191714344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241934.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the political and social impact of the English overseas merchant during this key era of state development. Historians have increasingly recognized the significance of this period ... More


Direct Marketing Around the World

Lois K. Geller

in Response: The Complete Guide to Profitable Direct Marketing

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158694
eISBN:
9780199849420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158694.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses a framework of global marketing by emphasizing that a particular country's needs, laws, and culture must be taken into account first before marketing overseas. The chapter ... More


Britain and France and the ‘Empire of the Seas’

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter reconstructs debates about foreign affairs and Britain's participation in war during the mid-18th century. It explores the ways in which the country's shifting military and international ... More


Friends Abroad: Food, Commerce, and the Economics of Benefaction

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers how the Athenian polis was able to extract economic advantage from its relations with foreign individuals and communities. The chapter is divided into four sections. The first ... More


The Eastern Ports

Emily Erikson

in Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159065
eISBN:
9781400850334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159065.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter argues that the English Company was most successful in ports with a large local merchant class already adept at overseas trade. The captains were able to engage in trade because of ... More


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