The New Politics Of Strategic Resources Energy And Food Security Challenges In The 21st Century

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Since 2008, energy and food markets—those most fundamental to human existence—have remained in turmoil. Resource scarcity has had a much bigger global impact in recent years than has been predicted, with ongoing volatility a sign that the world is only part-way through navigating a treacherous transition in the way it uses resources. Scarcity, and perceptions of scarcity, increase political risks, while geopolitical turmoil exacerbates shortages and complicates the search for solutions.


The New Politics of Strategic Resources examines the political dimensions of strategic resource challenges at the domestic and international levels. For better or worse, energy and food markets are shaped by perceptions of national interest and do not behave as traditional market goods. So while markets are an essential part of any response to tighter resource supplies, governments also will play a key role. David Steven, Emily O'Brien, Bruce Jones, and their colleagues discuss what those roles are and what they should be.


The architecture for coordinating multilateral responses to these dynamics has fallen short, raising questions about the effective international management of these issues. Politics impede here too, as the major powers must negotiate political and security trade-offs to cooperate on the design of more robust international regimes and mechanisms for resource security and the provision of global public goods.


This timely volume includes chapters on major powers (United States, India, China) and key suppliers (Russia, Saudi Arabia). The contributors also address thematic topics, such as the interaction between oil and state fragility; the changing political dynamics of climate change; and the politics of resource subsidies.


Strategic Management Concepts And Cases Competitiveness And Globalization

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Author by : Michael A. Hitt
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning

Description : Introduce strategic management using the market-leading text that sets the standard for the most complete, relevant presentation. Written by highly respected experts and prestigious scholars, Hitt/Ireland/Hoskisson's STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS AND CASE, 9E provides an intellectually rich, yet thoroughly practical, analysis of strategic management today. This unique text is the only one to integrate the classic industrial organization model with a resource-based view of the firm to give readers a complete understanding of how today's businesses use strategic management to establish sustained competitive advantage. The authors present cutting-edge research and strategic management trends within a strong global focus, using memorable examples from more than 600 companies. A wealth of learning features and selection of 30 all-new compelling cases prepare your students to face the broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary managers. Engaging video cases, CengageNOW online teaching tools, and a complete electronic business library keep study current and relevant.

Petrostate Putin Power And The New Russia

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Author by : Marshall I. Goldman
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Description : In the aftermath of the financial collapse of August 1998, it looked as if Russia's day as a superpower had come and gone. That it should recover and reassert itself after less than a decade is nothing short of an economic and political miracle.

Based on extensive research, including several interviews with Vladimir Putin, this revealing book chronicles Russia's dramatic reemergence on the world stage, illuminating the key reason for its rebirth: the use of its ever-expanding energy wealth to reassert its traditional great power ambitions. In his deft, informative narrative, Marshall Goldman traces how this has come to be, and how Russia is using its oil-based power as a lever in world politics. The book provides an informative overview of oil in Russia, traces Vladimir Putin's determined effort to reign in the upstart oil oligarchs who had risen to power in the post-Soviet era, and describes Putin's efforts to renationalize and refashion Russia's industries into state companies and his vaunted "national champions" corporations like Gazprom, largely owned by the state, who do the bidding of the state. Goldman shows how Russia paid off its international debt and has gone on to accumulate the world's third largest holdings of foreign currency reserves--all by becoming the world's largest producer of petroleum and the world's second largest exporter. Today, Vladimir Putin and his cohort have stabilized the Russian economy and recentralized power in Moscow, and fossil fuels (oil and natural gas) have made it all possible.

The story of oil and gas in Russia is a tale of discovery, intrigue, corruption, wealth, misguidance, greed, patronage, nepotism, and power. Marshall Goldman tells this story with panache, as only one of the world's leading authorities on Russia could.

A New Approach To The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Best Practices For Security Nonproliferation And Sustainable Nuclear Energy Csis Reports

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Author by : Kelsey Hartigan
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Release Date : 2015-02-23
Publisher by : Center for Strategic & International Studies

Description : The Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Center for Strategic and International Studies joined to launch the New Approaches to the Fuel Cycle project. This project sought to build consensus on common goals, address practical challenges, and engage a spectrum of actors that influence policymaking regarding the nuclear fuel cycle. The project also tackled one of the toughest issues—spent nuclear fuel and high level waste—to see if solutions there might offer incentives to states on the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle and address the inherent inertia and concerns about additional burdens and restrictions that have stalled past efforts to improve the robustness of the nonproliferation regime. This report presents the group’s conclusions that a best-practices approach to the nuclear fuel cycle can achieve these objectives and offer a path to a more secure and sustainable nuclear landscape.

Air Power In The New Counterinsurgency Era The Strategic Importance Of Usaf Advisory And Assistance Missions

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Author by : Alan J. Vick
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Release Date : 2006-09-12
Publisher by : RAND Corporation

Description : United States has engaged in counterinsurgency around the globe for more than a century. But insurgencies have rarely been defeated by outside powers. Rather, the afflicted nation itself must win the war politically and militarily, and the best way to help is to offer advice, training, and equipment. Air power, and the U.S. Air Force, can play an important role in such efforts, which suggests making them an institutional priority.

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Contemporary Leadership Theories Enhancing The Understanding Of The Complexity Subjectivity And Dynamic Of Leadership Contributions To Management Science

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Description : Asisthecasewithmostbooks,thisbookalsotooksometimetoevolve. Withthe ?rstideasaboutwritingitbeginningin2004,itwasaratherlongandbusyprocess. However,itwasalsoaprocessfullofacquiringnewknowledge,discussingtopics withinterestingpeople,gainingpersonalinsights,and?nallyresultinginpersonal development. Particularly,IwouldliketothankRainhartLang,whocontributedto myunderstandingofleadershipandtheorybyprovidingmanysuggestionsandalot ofadvice. Furthermore,IwouldliketothankthestudentsatChemnitzUniversityof Technologywhopatientlytookpartinmycoursesoncontemporaryleadership theory. FromthemIlearnedhownewcomerstothesubjectunderstandwhatIhave writteninselectedchaptersandwhatshouldbeconsequentlyamended. Additi- ally,ElisabethSchumannandJuliaHeiberdidagreatjobwithproofreadingthe bookandadvancingtheleveloflanguage. AsEnglishisnotmy?rstlanguageitwas sometimesnecessarytoremindmethatexpressingsomethinginEnglishisrather differentfromtellingitinGerman. Finally,Iamalsogratefultothepeopleat Springer,whohelpedmepublishingthisbook. v Contents 1 AimsandOutlineoftheBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 CharacteristicsofContemporaryTheoreticalApproaches inLeadershipResearch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3 AttributionTheoryinLeadershipResearch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 IntroductionandBackground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 LeadershipasAttributedQuality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Leader'sAttributionsBasedonObservedBehavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 StageofDiagnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 StageofDecision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 AnInteractiveModeloftheLeader/MemberAttributionProcess. . . . . . . . . . 20 SelectedProsandCons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 4 PsychodynamicLeadershipApproach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 IntroductionandBackground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 BasicConcepts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 FamilyofOrigin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ProcessofMaturationandIndividualization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 DependenceandIndependence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Regression. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 SuppressionandShadowoftheEgo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Identi?cationandtheEmergenceofLeadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 AnalysisofLeadershipRelations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 TypesofLeaders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Globalization And The American Worker Negotiating A New Social Contract Significan Issues Series

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Author by : Grant D. Aldonas
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Description : Globalization and the American worker is a path-breaking work on economic policy in a global age. It debunks the myths that clutter the political debate over globalization, focusing instead on the hard challenges America faces in building a stronger economic future. The book highlights the need to embrace the challenge of competing in the global economy, while making the investments in America's workers that they need to compete in world markets. It underscores the importance of adaptability in a time of accelerating economic change and explains how economic policy can encourage or hinder the ability of workers and firms to adjust to the changes that globalization has wrought. The book provides concrete recommendations for trade and tax policy, education, health care, labor, technology and range of other areas that would help build a new social contract between America and its greatest asset, its workers.