The book's findings indicate that the geographic dispersion of MNC production acts as a significant force for peace among the great powers.
Author: Stephen G. Brooks
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Scholars and statesmen have debated the influence of international commerce on war and peace for thousands of years. Over the centuries, analysts have generally treated the questions "Does international commerce influence security?" and "Do trade flows influence security?" as synonymous. In Producing Security, Stephen Brooks maintains that such an overarching focus on the security implications of trade once made sense but no longer does. Trade is no longer the primary means of organizing international economic transactions; rather, where and how multinational corporations (MNCs) organize their international production activities is now the key integrating force of global commerce. MNC strategies have changed in a variety of fundamental ways over the past three decades, Brooks argues, resulting in an increased geographic dispersion of production across borders. The author shows that the globalization of production has led to a series of shifts in the global security environment. It has a differential effect on security relations, in part because it does not encompass all countries and industries to the same extent. The book's findings indicate that the geographic dispersion of MNC production acts as a significant force for peace among the great powers. The author concludes that there is no basis for optimism that the globalization of production will promote peace elsewhere in the world. Indeed, he finds that it has a net negative influence on security relations among developing countries.
using various factors to produce security. ... In practice, however, the analogy between producing security and business firms is far from perfect.
Author: Yaacov Lifshitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The Economics of Producing Defense: Illustrated by the Israeli Case begins with an overview of the development of defense economics as a sub-discipline of the general theory of economics, and points at the new challenges it is facing in the post-Cold War era. It focuses, then, on the supply side of defense economics, presenting theoretical analyses and empirical findings related to the use of various inputs - manpower, domestically-made defense products, imported arms - in providing national security. Most of the issues under discussion are further elucidated by examples from Israel's experience. As a small economy that faces continuously severe security problems, Israel's way of coping with defense economic issues may indeed forward some interesting lessons for a wider audience. The principal aim of the book is to convince policy-makers and the public at large of the contribution defense economics could make to more effective management of national security problems. This aim is encouraged by the growing weight attached to economic considerations and consequences in producing and supplying defense, as demonstrated in the detailed discussion.
Security Releases Most of the details of handling security bugs were covered in “Announcing Security Vulnerabilities” in Chapter 6, but there are some ...
Author: Karl Fogel
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
The corporate market is now embracing free, "open source" software like never before, as evidenced by the recent success of the technologies underlying LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Each is the result of a publicly collaborative process among numerous developers who volunteer their time and energy to create better software. The truth is, however, that the overwhelming majority of free software projects fail. To help you beat the odds, O'Reilly has put together Producing Open Source Software, a guide that recommends tried and true steps to help free software developers work together toward a common goal. Not just for developers who are considering starting their own free software project, this book will also help those who want to participate in the process at any level. The book tackles this very complex topic by distilling it down into easily understandable parts. Starting with the basics of project management, it details specific tools used in free software projects, including version control, IRC, bug tracking, and Wikis. Author Karl Fogel, known for his work on CVS and Subversion, offers practical advice on how to set up and use a range of tools in combination with open mailing lists and archives. He also provides several chapters on the essentials of recruiting and motivating developers, as well as how to gain much-needed publicity for your project. While managing a team of enthusiastic developers -- most of whom you've never even met -- can be challenging, it can also be fun. Producing Open Source Software takes this into account, too, as it speaks of the sheer pleasure to be had from working with a motivated team of free software developers.
SECURITIES LAWS The first step in the process of raising private equity money is for the filmmaker to determine if he or she is offering a “security” for ...
Author: Paul Battista
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The number of independent films produced each year has almost doubled in the past decade, yet only a fraction will succeed. If, like many filmmakers, you have no industry connections, little to no experience, and a low or ultra-low budget, this outsider’s guide will teach you what you need to know to produce a standout, high-quality film and get it into the right hands. Written by an entertainment lawyer and experienced director and producer, this handbook covers all the most essential business, legal, and practical aspects of producing on a low budget, including: Scripts Business plans Copyright issues Equity and non-equity financing Fund-raising Tax considerations Talent recruiting Scheduling Distribution Securities laws Film festivals And more Also discussed are the new crowd funding laws covered by the JOBS Act, making this book a must-read for every indie producer in today’s economy. If you want to produce a film that gets attention, pick up the book that is recommended or required reading at film, business, and law schools from UCLA to NYU. Whether you’re a recent film school graduate or simply a Hollywood outsider, Independent Film Producing will be like having a best friend who is an experienced, well-connected insider.
Grant of Security Interest: In order to secure Debtor«s full, faithful and timely performance of all the Secured Obligations and Rights, effective as of the ...
Author: Andrew Stevens
Publisher: CRC Press
In Producing for Profit: A Practical Guide to Making Independent and Studio Films, Andrew Stevens provides real-world examples and his own proven techniques for success that can turn passion into profit. Far more than just theory, the book outlines practical applications that filmmakers of all levels can use to succeed in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Readers will learn how to develop screenplays that are commercial, and how to negotiate, finance, cast, produce, sell, distribute, and market a film that will make a profit. The book contains numerous examples from the author’s own films, including sample budgets, schedules, and a variety of industry-standard contracts. This is the definitive book that every producer must have!
in South Africa, Diphoorn (2015:192) writes that ultimately police officers 'determine the course and nature of local security networks'.
Author: Jan Beek
Jan Beek’s book explores everyday police work in an African country and shows that police officers, despite prevailing stereotypes about failed states and African police, produce stateness.
policy - makers that the Soviet Union pursued a view of its own national security requirements which was inconsistent with the American liberal vision of ...
Author: Mark Rupert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this book Mark Rupert argues that American global power was shaped by the ways in which mass production was institutionalized in the USA, and by the political and ideological struggles integral to this process. The production of an unprecedented volume of goods propelled the United States to the apex of the global division of labor, ensuring victory in World War II and enabling postwar reconstruction under American leadership. He describes an 'historic bloc' of American statesmen, capitalists and labor leaders who fostered a productivity-oriented political consensus within the USA, and sought to generalize their vision of liberal capitalism around the globe. He focuses on the incorporation of industrial labor as a junior partner in this hegemonic bloc, and argues that the recent erosion of its position under the pressures of transnational competition and the political forces of right wing reaction may open up new possibilities for transformative politics.
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producing countries in Chapter VIII . Although the rationale for such cooperation
are not spelled out , Article 47 refers to the importance of such cooperation ...
Author: Sanam S. Haghighi
Publisher: Hart Publishing
This is the first comprehensive assessment of the various measures undertaken by the European Union to guarantee security of oil and gas supply.
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Globalization , and the Changing Calculus of Conflict ( Princeton , NJ : Princeton
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Author: Dirk Peters
Publisher: Palgrave Studies in Internatio
In 1999, ten years of heated debate about the EU's role in defense policy came to an end, when the EU decided to establish an autonomous security and defense policy. Germany and Britain had been key players in the years leading to this decision. But they played markedly different roles -- the former endorsing the idea from the beginning, the latter dragging its heels and only reluctantly becoming a supporter. Nonetheless both British and German policies can be understood as responses to impulses from the international system. The end of the Cold War prompted both states to pursue a policy of balancing US power. Yet international institutions constrained their balancing efforts differently. To demonstrate this, this study builds on the theories of neo-realism and historical institutionalism and develops the approach of structure-based foreign policy analysis: a new mode of analyzing security policies as responses to the international environment.
Security No computer is entirely safe. AT&T, for example, reports that on average its systems are attacked on the Internet once a day; smaller companies ...
Author: Jason Whittaker
Producing for the Web is a clear and practical guide to the planning, setting up and management of a web site. It gives readers a comprehensive overview of the current technologies available for on-line communications and shows how to use then for maximum effect when planning a web site. Producing for the Web sets out the practical toolkit that a web producer will require to create their site, from web and image editors to information processing and programme applications. Supported by a regularly updated and comprehensive web site, Producing for the Web includes: * an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web * illustrated examples of good page design and site content * on-line support, tutorials and information on latest technologies * advice on content, maintenance and how to use sites effectively * how best to maximise available programmes and applications * tips on writing and style * a discussion about ethics and regulation * an extensive list of resources and Internet terminology.