The World Aluminum Industry in a Changing Energy EraThe World Aluminum Industry in a Changing Energy Era

Merton J. Peck. The World Aluminum Industry in a Changing Energy Era Edited by Merton J. Peck ROUTLEDGE REVIVALS The Word Aluminum Industry in a Changing Energy Era As. ROUTLEDGE REVIVALS Cover.

Author: Merton J. Peck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317364979


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As a heavy user of electricity the primary aluminium smelting industry is a leading example of the effects of variations in energy costs. This title tells the story that with the rise in energy costs, three regions—Japan, the United States, and Western Europe –have become high-cost locations for primary aluminium production relative to three other regions—Australia, Brazil, and Canada. First published in 1988, this volume presents an analysis of the public policy choices regarding the aluminium industry and electric power in both low-cost power countries and high-cost power countries. The World Aluminium Industry in a Changing Energy World is ideal for policy makers and students interested in environmental studies.

Competition Policy in the Global EconomyCompetition Policy in the Global Economy

Baumol,W.J. (1982) 'ContestableMarkets:An Uprisinginthe Theory of Industry Structure', American Economic Review 72,1–15. ... The World Aluminum Industry in an Era of ChangingEnergy Prices, Baltimore:Johns HopkinsUniversityPress.

Author: William S. Comanor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134766390


Page: 520

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International agreements on competition law and policy are notoriously difficult to implement. This collection of essays examines the complexities involved when the issues of international co-ordination and harmonization of competition law and policy are considered.

Rising Powers and State TransformationRising Powers and State Transformation

local actors who produce power through shared norms and understandings: as Ortmann writes, 'insofar as Russian power ... the return of the Russian-owned United Company Rusal into the Tajik aluminium industry ahead of its Western rivals.

Author: Shahar Hameiri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000068429


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Rising Powers and State Transformation advances the concept of ‘state transformation’ as a useful lens through which to examine rising power states’ foreign policymaking and implementation, with chapters dedicated to China, Russia, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The volume breaks with the prevalent tendency in International Relations (IR) scholarship to treat rising powers as unitary actors in international politics. Although a neat demarcation of the domestic and international domains, on which the notion of unitary agency is premised, has always been a myth, these states’ uneven integration into the global political economy has eroded this perspective’s empirical purchase considerably. Instead, this volume employs the concept of ‘state transformation’ as a lens through which to examine rising power states’ foreign policymaking and implementation. State transformation refers to the pluralisation of cross-border state agency via contested and uneven processes of fragmentation, decentralisation and internationalisation of state apparatuses. The volume demonstrates the significance of state transformation processes for explaining some of these states’ key foreign policy agendas, and outlines the implications for the wider field in IR. With chapters dedicated to all of today’s most important rising power states, Rising Powers and State Transformation will be of great interest to scholars of IR, international politics and foreign policy. The chapters were originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

Handbook of Globalization and the EnvironmentHandbook of Globalization and the Environment

Unfortunately, this involved compromises that lowered the amount of carbon dioxide reductions by the top thirty-seven industrial countries to about 2% rather than the 6% goal articulated in the Kyoto Protocol.

Author: Khi V. Thai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351564540


Page: 388

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Proponents of globalization argue that it protects the global environment from degradation and promotes worldwide sustainable economic growth while opponents argue the exact opposite. Examining the local, national, and international impacts of globalization, the Handbook of Globalization and the Environment explores strategies and solutions that support healthy economic growth, protect the environment, and create a more equitable world. The book sets the stage with coverage of global environmental issues and policies. It explores international sustainable development, the evolution of global warming policy, transborder air pollution, desertification, space and the global environment, and human right to water. Building on this foundation, the editors discuss global environmental organizations and institutions with coverage of the UN's role in globalization, the trade-environment nexus, the emergence of NGOs, and an analysis of the state of global environmental knowledge and awareness from an international and comparative perspective. Emphasizing the effects of increasingly integrated global economy on the environment and society, the book examines environmental management and accountability. It addresses green procurement, provides an overview of U.S. environmental regulation and the current range of voluntary and mandatory pollution prevention mechanisms in use, explores a two-pronged approach to establishing a sustainable procurement model, and examines a collaborative community-based approach to environmental regulatory compliance. The book concludes with an analysis of controversial issues, such as eco-terrorism, North-South disputes, environmental justice, the promotion of economic growth through globalization in less developed countries, and the ability of scientists to communicate ideas so that policy makers can use science in decision making.