A History of Architecture and Trade by Patrick Haughey

A History of Architecture and Trade by Patrick Haughey
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Overview: A History of Architecture and Trade draws together essays from an international roster of distinguished and emerging scholars to critically examine the important role architecture and urbanism played in the past five hundred years of global trading, moving away from a conventional Western narrative. The book uses an alternative holistic lens through which to view the development of architecture and trade, covering diverse topics such as the coercive urbanism of the Dutch East India Company; how slavery and capitalism shaped architecture and urbanization; and the importance of Islamic trading in the history of global trade. Each chapter examines a key site in history, using architecture, landscape and urban scale as evidence to show how trade has shaped them. It will appeal to scholars and researchers interested in areas such as world history, economic and trade history and architectural history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Telecoms Trade Wars by Lawrence J. Spiwak, Mark Naftel

Telecoms Trade Wars: The United States the European Union and the World by Lawrence J. Spiwak, Mark Naftel
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Overview: If one were to believe the politicians and pundits in the trade press,the world is in midst of a "telecoms revolution," resulting from (the) deregulation and new competitive opportunities represented by the 1997 World Trade Organisation Agreement on Basic Telecommunications Services. This may be true. Unfortunately, however, the actions of many regulators and industry participants more accurately reveal not a telecoms "revolution" but instead a growing telecoms trade war that is dangerously close to spiralling out of hand. In this book, Naftel and Spiwak review U.S. and European competition and regulatory initiatives post-WTO and provide both a useful roadmap to today’s U.S., EU and WTO telecoms regulation and an examination of various case studies to illustrate their points. In so doing, the authors discover unfortunately the sad reality that, despite the political rhetoric, regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have eschewed innovative and indeed productive solutions to create a market structure conducive to long-term competitive rivalry. Instead, the authors demonstrate that current policies reveal a growing cynicism towards the maximisation of consumer welfare that will be difficult – if not outright impossible- to remove.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Diplomacy and Trade in the Chinese World by Hans Bielenstein

Diplomacy and Trade in the Chinese World, 589-1276. Handbook of Oriental Studies: Section Four China by Hans Bielenstein
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Overview: Covering the period from the establishment of Sui to the fall of Southern Sung, this reference work for the first time gives a full and conveniently arrranged overview of Chinas diplomatic and trade relations with its major and minor Asian neighbours: continental South Asia and the islands, Japan, Korea, Northeast Asia, Tibet, Central Asia, West Asia, the Middle East, and the Hsia, Liao, and Chin States. Basing himself on his yearlong research of Chinese offical histories and historical compendia, the author offers a wealth of detailed information – in translation – on matters such as the goods exchanged, the negotiations for peace and alliances, special missions required by diplomatic etiquette, foreign requests for marriage with Chinese princesses, etc. Special emphasis is given to the meaning of the so-called tribute missions, in reality a disguised form of trade.
Genre: Non Fiction > History

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Dark Trade (the Gunrunner Series) (volume 1)

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Trade Relations Between Qing China And Tokugawa …

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Trade-A-Boat – Issue 516 2019

Skilled Trade Professionals by Corbin Collins

Skilled Trade Professionals: A Practical Career Guide (Practical Career Guides) by Corbin Collins
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Overview: Welcome to the skilled trade field! If you’re interested in a career in trade, you’ve come to the right book. So what exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these fields? How much can you expect to make, and what are the pros and cons of these various fields? Is this even the right career path for you? How do you avoid burnout and deal with stress? This book can help you answer these questions and more.
This book, which includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers five main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions.
• Electrician
• HVAC Technician
• Plumber
• Construction Laborer, Craftsperson, and Manager
• Automotive Service Technician/Mechanic
Genre: Non-Fiction – General –

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Trade the Trend – Trading Psychology Edge

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Trade The Trend – Dr Gary Dayton

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Trade, Development and Foreign Debt by Michael Hudson

Trade, Development and Foreign Debt by Michael Hudson
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Overview: In this survey of international economic thought, Michael Hudson rewrites the history of trade, development and debt theorizing. He shows that mainstream free-trade surveys are censorial in excluding the protectionist logic that has guided the trade policy of Europe and the United States, especially by leaving out discussion of the transfer problem and payment of international debts. He points out that most economists throughout history have focused as much on war financing as on trade and development. Free-trade ideology and IMF-style financial austerity under today’s rules, rather than benefiting all parties and maximizing welfare, leave "client" nations severely indebted. By excluding dynamics that used to be central to trade theory such as emigration and technology transfer, today’s global production and financial policies tend to concentrate economic and political power in the hands of dominant nations. Prof. Michael Hudson (Economics Department, University of Missouri, Kansas City) is a frequent contributor to The Financial Times, Counterpunch, and Global Research.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Trade Earnings Using Measured Move

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Trade Earnings Using Measured Move

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Trade, Development and Foreign Debt by Michael Hudson

Trade, Development and Foreign Debt by Michael Hudson
Requirements: .PDF reader, 38.1 Mb
Overview: In this survey of international economic thought, Michael Hudson rewrites the history of trade, development and debt theorizing. He shows that mainstream free-trade surveys are censorial in excluding the protectionist logic that has guided the trade policy of Europe and the United States, especially by leaving out discussion of the transfer problem and payment of international debts. He points out that most economists throughout history have focused as much on war financing as on trade and development. Free-trade ideology and IMF-style financial austerity under today’s rules, rather than benefiting all parties and maximizing welfare, leave "client" nations severely indebted. By excluding dynamics that used to be central to trade theory such as emigration and technology transfer, today’s global production and financial policies tend to concentrate economic and political power in the hands of dominant nations. Prof. Michael Hudson (Economics Department, University of Missouri, Kansas City) is a frequent contributor to The Financial Times, Counterpunch, and Global Research.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Slavery and the Slave Trade by James Walvin

Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Short Illustrated History by James Walvin
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Overview: Describes the history of slavery and discusses the African slaves in Europe and the Americas, and the eventual coming of freedom
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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