Appel à contribution : SASE 2012 Conference, « Global Shifts: Implications for Business, Government and Labour »

Call for Paper: 24th Annual SASE Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, June 28-30, 2012

The rise of emerging-market economies marks the current phase of globalization. Large countries such as Brazil, China, and India are now vibrant engines of economic growth, such that in 2010 China overtook Japan to be the world’s second largest economy, and Brazil is set to be the fifth largest nation. To varying degrees, other smaller nations in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Africa are taking part in economic renaissance. This phenomenon potentially challenges established paradigms of national economic development, the existing international division of labour, patterns of cross-border trade and foreign direct investment, and the balance of power in global governance. Yet, there is little consensus on how to characterize these ‘global shifts’ and their implications for actors – business, government, labour – at global, regional, national and sub-national levels. On the surface, the world appears more multi-polar now than in the past, as the growth of South-South economic transactions makes mockery of the view of the global economy divided into developed and developing economies. (…)

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Deadline:  15 janvier 2012