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Open this new publicationIs different really enough? Thoughts on a New Role for Consumption

Judith Gouverneuer (ed.)

Economic growth remains the focus of both policies and societies worldwide. In the meantime, social inequality rises and the ecological destruction of our planet continues to accelerate. We know that things have to change, but struggle to imagine a good life beyond the consumption driven lifestyles we have established ourselves in. In this publication, experts from different parts of the world address the question of consumer responsibility in the necessary transformation process towards more sustainable societies and set out to look for new roles for consumption.

Perspectives, FES Berlin, July 2013

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Open this new publicationOne Made it Out of the Debt Trap
Lessons from the London Debt Agreement of 1953 for Current Debt Crises

Jürgen Kaiser

The 27th February of this year marked the 60th anniversary of the London Debt Agreement. Only eight years after World War II, former war enemies like the United States and others relieved West Germany of half of its pre- and post-war debts. Among the signatories there were also countries which are presently indebted to Germany, Greece among others. The present analysis compares the little-known German debt agreement of 1953 with more recent debt restructurings in Greece, Iraq and Burundi. While not providing a blueprint for modern-day sovereign debt restructurings, the London Debt Agreement shows some qualitative features, the lack of which makes present-day restructurings often protracted and painful. They include negotiations among equals between creditors and debtor, the possible recourse to arbitration and a conditioning of debt service on trade surpluses on the part of the debtor.

FES International Policy Analysis, June 2013

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Open this new publicationTax Havens and the Taxation of Transnational Corporations

Marcus Henn

The methods of transnational corporations to avoid taxes have become more and more sophisticated in recent years. The case of the world’s largest commodity trader, Glencore, illustrates how this massively affects developing countries. Since the news emerged that prominent multinationals such as Starbucks, Apple, Amazon or Google pay virtually no income taxes on their huge international profits, politics is under pressure to act against tax avoidance and tax evasion by multinationals. This analysis provides an overview of their strategies to dodge taxes, for the most part involving tax havens in intra-firm transactions. Henn then discusses various possibilities of effective taxation ranging from higher transparency requirements through country-by-country-reporting to the wider use of withholding taxes, including a system change to “unitary taxation” on a European or even global level.

International Policy Analysis, FES Berlin, June 2013

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Open this new publicationGreen economy : turning over a new leaf towards sustainable development?

Nina Netzer

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro is past and its outcomes fall short of all expectations. It is up to the member states to give substance to the vague principle of «Green Economy». Still, the necessary transformation of our economic systems represents a fundamental challenge on the global level. By highlighting five regional perspectives, the publication shows how diverse the debate on the Green Economy is.

Perspective, FES Berlin, June 2012

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Open this new publicationA Human Rights-based Approach to Climate Finance

Alyssa Johl and Yves Lador

In the context of climate finance, a human rights-based approach ensures that rights considerations are taken into account in the development, implementation, and monitoring of relevant processes and institutions, including the UNFCCC's newly established Green Climate Fund. To advance rights protections in the global climate finance architecture, it is essential that climate finance mechanisms establish institutional safeguard systems that effectively prevent social and environmental harm, promote sustainable development, and maximise participation, transparency, accountability, equity, and rights protections.

International Policy Analysis, FES Geneva, February 2012

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Open this new publicationG-20 Two Years After the Crisis - Back to Business as Usual?

Detlef J. Kotte

In reaction to the global financial crisis the G20 emerged during 2008/2009 as a new forum regulating the global economy. But after a successful period of cooperative crisis management, the political will to globally coordinate national policies or rather reform the financial system, has abated. While traditional concepts are endangering the sustainable recovery of the global economy, the financial sector is doing »Business as Usual«. A globalized economy cannot be left to the markets alone, but needs a stable and dependable frame of multilaterally agreed rules. And the reform of the currency exchange rate is of special importance here.

International Policy Analysis, FES Berlin, October 2011

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Open this new publication Resolving Sovereign Debt Crises: Towards a Fair and Transparent International Insolvency Framework

Jürgen Kaiser

The global financial crisis has dramatically increased public debt to a point were a wave of state bankruptcies by some of the countries most affected by the crisis remains a real possibility. Despite long-standing experiences with sovereign insolvencies, no mechanism still exists that could summarily address such a new wave of sovereign over-indebtedness. The present study aims at guiding governments, parliamentarians, and an interested public in today’s critically indebted low- and middle-income countries in the global South to possible alternative crisis resolutions mechanisms. It explains the principles of an ad-hoc or an institutionalized international insolvency framework, and describes the possibilities to obtain political support and technical advice for countries, which may find themselves in need of an orderly debt-workout. It also provides a brief stylized agenda for a state insolvency process through international arbitration.

FES Study, Berlin, September 2010

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Open this new publication Steps Out of the Global Development Crisis: Towards an Agenda for Change ?

Jens Martens

The financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009 only reached the developing world with a time lag. At least in parts of the Global South the crisis is having a huge social and economic impact. As a result, the prospects of achieving the internationally agreed developing goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), by 2015 are receding ever more into distance. Therefore, the author argues, there is a need for a comprehensive global action agenda for change in order to combat what he sees as a global development crisis.

FES International Policy Analysis, Berlin, June 2010

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Open this new publication An Investment that Pays Off:
Promoting Gender Equality as a Means to Finance Development

Stephanie Seguino, Günseli Berik and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers

Awareness for gender issues is crucial for designing successful development policies - this has by now become common sense in the international development community. However, the fact that an increase in gender equality is actually beneficial - in both social and economic terms - to the overall development of a society is not yet rooted in the public consciousness. In their paper, Stephanie Seguino, Günseli Berik and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers explore the many factors through which gender equitable policies can boost the economy, even with constrained financial resources.

FES Genderstudy, Berlin, May 2010

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Nur ein Paradigmenwechsel in der Wirtschafts- und Energiepolitik ermöglicht globalen Klimaschutz

Marc Saxer

Solange ein Zielkonflikt zwischen Nachhaltigkeit und Wachstum bzw. Entwicklung angenommen wird, werden sich auf der globalen Ebene nur schwer Kompromisse in der Klimapolitik finden lassen. In den Industrieländern wurde unter dem Schlagwort "Green New Deal" das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Umwelt- und Wirtschaftspolitik diskursiv aufgelöst und neue Handlungsspielräume für eine ökosoziale Wirtschaftspolitik eröffnet. Die globale Krise bietet nun die Chance, einen „Global Green New Deal“ zu erreichen.

DoG Standpunkt, FES Berlin, Dezember 2010

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Read the Occasional Paper by Marion Prizzon Trade and Labor Migration: GATS Mode 4 and Migration Agreements

Marion Panizzon

Marion Panizzon, a distinct expert on trade law, looks into the reality and potential of GATS Mode 4 to unleash and manage global labor mobility. From the recently evolving bilateral migration treaties she derives the ingredients that Mode 4 would need to incorporate to maximize the dividends associated with labor migration for the individual migrants and their countries of origin and destination alike.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 47, FES Geneva, January 2010

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Read the Briefing Paper Why Should the Global Reserve System Be Reformed?

José Antonio Ocampo

The UN Stiglitz Commission, appointed in late 2008 to study the global economic and financial crisis, had among its chief recommendations reforms to the global reserve system. This briefing paper by Commission member José Antonio Ocampo, former Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, argues that – in the long run, a national currency cannot provide the basis for a stable, international monetary system. Ocampo’s briefing outlines fundamental flaws in the current dollar reserve standard – that places undue burdens upon developing countries and creates an unstable international reserve system – while exploring the history, alternative forms and regional strategies toward a new world reserve system.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 1, FES New York, January 2010

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Read the DoG Occasional Paper International Trade in Agriculture and the Right to Food

Olivier De Schutter

Deriving from the Right to Live, the Right to Food guarantees every human being to be free from hunger. Agricultural trade policy can help fulfilling this right, but may also become a hindrance, if conceived in neglect of human rights. States need to respect human rights obligations they have committed to by ratifying the respective Covenants when entering trade agreements. Based on the report of his mission to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter calls for a strengthening of the special role of agriculture in trade agreements to ensure their compatibility with the states obligation to fulfill their populations' Right to Food. In conclusion, he shows actual possibilities to reconcile trade policy with human rights requirements.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 46, FES Geneva, November 2009

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Read the Briefing Paper by Severine M. Rugamamu Towards A Socially Responsible and Democratic Global Economic System: Transparency, Accountability and Governance

Christopher Rude and Sara Burke

Beginning in the fall of 2008 under the aegis of the first G20 leaders meeting, national governments, central banks and international financial institutions organized themselves with blinding speed to rescue the global financial system. Unfortunately, reforms to increase transparency and accountability in the governance of these same financial institutions has not proceeded at a similarly urgent pace. This paper proposes principles for strengthening these reform efforts in order to move towards a more socially responsible and democratic global economic system.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 15, FES New York, November 2009

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Read the Briefing Paper by Severine M. Rugamamu Strenghtening Socuial Security in Economic Crises -
The Need for a Social Protection Floor

Ellen Ehmke, Mara Skaletz

As the global economic crisis has left millions of people without work, debate on the potentials of social security systems as a counter-balance has come back on national and international agendas. The UN is speeding up its efforts to help basic social security  to become a forceful tool in the fight against poverty, particularly in the global South. The paper argues that a long-term investment in basic packages pays in fact back and helps alleviate the negative impacts of economic crises in a considerable way.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 14, FES Geneva, October 2009

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Read the Briefing Paper by Severine M. Rugamamu How to Reform the International Financial System?

Xu Mingqi

With the peak of the financial crisis in the rear window, and the G20 Summit in Pittsburg coming up, Xu Mingqi gives a Chinese perspective on how to reform the international financial system in order to avoid similar future crises. Short from advocating the repudiation of the US Dollar as the key international currency, Xu urges that the key currency should bear responsibility while it enjoys seigniorage.He stresses the importance of an adjustment mechanism for imbalances in international payments and the role of capital controls in stabilizing the international financial market. Xu especially draws the attention on the role of regional monetary cooperation.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 11, FES Shanghai, September 2009

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Read the DoG Occasional Paper Sustainable Global Governance for the 21st century:
The United Nations confronts economic and environmental crises amidst changing geopolitics

Thomas G. Weiss, Tapio Kanninen and Michael K. Busch

Time is running out for the UN to position itself to effectively manage new global challenges, such as the economic and financial crisis, climate change, the food and the energy crisis. To this end this report outlines three main recommendations: for the short term, the report recommends transforming human resource policies and providing financing for UN research; improving policy leadership by the Secretary-General during crises; and the establishment of an independent analytical institution. For the medium term the report suggests improving the UN's own policy planning and research capacities as well as a better division of labor between the UN and other multilateral organizations. Lastly, as a long term goal, the report suggests a major overhaul of the UN system in the form of a second UN Conference on International Organization.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 45, FES New York, August 2009

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Read the Briefing Paper How bad is bad? The prospects for development finance in the ligtht of credit crisis

Andrew Mold and Annalisa Prizzon

Mold and Prizzon analyze the impact of the financial crisis on the growth prospects, current accounts and sustainability of external debt of developing countries. Anticipating cuts in bilateral ODA, they warn that much of the new multilateral resources will bypass
the poorer, most vulnerable countries, calling for efforts to improve aid effectiveness. In so far as the prospects for growth in the developing countries deteriorate, so too will FDI inflows. On the other hand, they argue that If growth rates remain positive in the main southern “drivers” (countries like Brazil, China and India), one long-term consequence of the current crisis may be an accelerated reconfiguration of the global economy in favor of the developing world.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 9, FES Berlin, August 2009

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Towards a Renewed Debt Crisis?

Jürgen Kaiser, Irene Knoke and Hartmut Kowsky

Jürgen Kaiser, Irene Knoke, Hartmut Kowsky argue that the shortcomings in multilateral debt control and relief mechanisms are amplified by the financial crisis. Thus, a new round of debt crises among Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) poor countries is most likely to occur. They also provide a detailed debt default risk assessment of HIPC countries which - among other indicators - takes climate change into account.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 44, FES Berlin, June 2009

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Global trends in women's access to "decent work"

Maria S. Floro and Mieke Meurs

Maria S. Floro and Mieke Meurs argue that the changes in labor markets and labor relations, and the reduction of spending for social protection has worsened women’s access to decent work. Accordingly, women shoulder the double burden of paid and reproductive work - a drawback that could be solved by social policy that enables men and women to balance both their paid and reproductive work responsibilities.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 43, FES Berlin, June 2009

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BRENNPUNKT Finanzkrise:
Finanzkrise in Kolumbien: Die Ruhe vor dem Sturm?

Miguel Cárdenas, Simon Bettighofer und Till Schneiker

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Read the Briefing Paper by Roberto Frenkel and Martin Rapetti Trade - a driving force for jobs and women's empowerment?
Focus on China and India

Christa Wichterich

Christa Wichterich counters the mainstream argument that trade has the potential to be a driving force for jobs and for women’s empowerment. She presents evidence from China and India where past trade liberalization has distorted the labor market at the particular expense of women’s working conditions, opportunities for quality employment and social relations with regards to women’s dual burden as breadwinners and reproductive workers.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 7, FES Berlin, May 2009

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Some Reflections on the Current Global Crisis from a Developing Countries Perspective

Roberto Frenkel and Martin Rapetti

Frenkel and Rapetti contrast the genesis of the financial crisis in developed and developing countries and give an overview of policy repsonses so far. The authors offer policy options for financial regulations and counter cyclical policies as well as for the IMF. Above all, they argue for new policies and additional funds to enable governments in developing countries to push counter cyclical policies in order to reverse the crisis related economic downturn.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 6, FES Buenos Aires, May 2009

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The WTO Accession Process: Explanations and Reflections

Steffen Grammling

The WTO has a global vocation, but not yet “world” coverage. Currently, 29 countries are in the process of accession to the WTO. This Fact Sheet s reviews the process, highlights expected costs and benefits, and offers some reform proposals.

DoG Fact Sheet No. 4, FES Geneva, May 2009

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The Comeback of Global Governance.
Ways out of the crisis of multilateral structures

Marc Saxer

After years of crisis, in the face of genuine global problems the climate seems to be changing in favor of global governance. Marc Saxer provides an overview of the major reform initiatives over the past weeks, but also warns against exaggerated optimism. The author identifies the lack of representativeness and effectiveness of multilateral structures along with differing conceptions of global governance among key actors as the main obstacles to overcome the crisis and advocates for a more realistic reform approach for the multilateral architecture. To make good use of the window of opportunity for establishing effective global governance, especially Europeans should accept that not all countries are willing to cede any of their sovereignty, but should rather work to increase the representation of emerging powers in multilateral structures.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 4, FES Berlin, April 2009

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WTO's Trade Policy Review Mechanism:
Explanations and Reflections

Steffen Grammling

Accurate, timely and easily accessible information on countries’ trade regimes are important for policy makers, business and civil society that are involved in trade. WTO’s Trade Policy Review Mechanism fulfills an important role. This Fact Sheet reviews the process, highlights recent reforms and offers some reform proposals.

DoG Fact Sheet No. 3, FES Geneva, April 2009

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Financing for Development and the Reform of the Financial Architecture: A View from Latin America

Fabiola Mieres

Fabiola Mieres provides a Latin American perspective on development finance and the reform of the global financial architecture, and gives a quick overview of Latin American approaches to fight the financial crisis. She stresses that Latin American countries have to be incorporated in international decision making mechanisms. Furthermore, the author suggests to strengthen regional development banks, to regulate the international financial markets and to give more political space to Latin American countries to design proper public policy so that they can “take the bull by the horns” in fighting the economic crisis and assuring long term development.

DoG Briefing Paper No. 5, FES Berlin, April 2009

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Re-Defining the Global Economy

With contributions by Joseph Stiglitz, Dean Baker,
Peter Bofinger, Kemal Derviş, John Eatwell, Eric Helleiner, Stanislaw Kluza, José Antonio Ocampo, Arturo O’Connell,
Prabhat Patnaik, Avinash Persaud, Tony Porter
and Damon Silvers

The global economic crisis we are in presents both, serious challenges and an opportunity to explore the need for shared, international responsibility, to engage - in an ongoing way - the political governance of the global economy. Leading economist and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz introduces this publication for which FES invited expert authors to discuss three approaches to Re-Defining the Global Economy namely, necessary institutional arrangements for a just well-governed and well-functioning financial system, the question of national or regional versus global regulation of such a system and the necessary political and economic arrangements for securing social protections.

Occasional Paper No. 42, FES New York, April 2009

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How to Create Better Financial Regulation & Institutions

Stephany Griffith-Jones

Stephany Griffith-Jones proposes comprehensiveness and counter cyclicality as key principles for financial regulation and new institutional arrangements for reforming the global financial system. On the national level, a financial products safety commission should be established, on the global level, the Bank for International Settlements should be adapted to become a regulator. Further, the author discusses options to regulate bankers’ compensation.

Briefing Paper No. 2-2009, FES New York, March 2009

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Trade and Climate Change. Triggers or Barriers for Climate Friendly Technology Transfer and Development?

Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf / Christiane Gerstetter

To address climate change and the end of fossil fuels successfully, major investments in low carbon technology will be needed to restructure economies to low carbon economies, This process of technological innovation or dissemination of low carbon technologies will largely depend on international trade. This Occasional Paper focuses on how the multilateral trading system can favor or impede the pursuit of climate change goals. It looks at barriers to technology transfer such as intellectual property rights and analyzes the interests of development and industrialized countries behind them. Meyer-Ohlendorf and Gerstetter explore the tensions behind border adjustment measures between “green protectionism” and fears of “carbon leakage.” The authors give practicable policy options to foster technology transfer in a highly complex policy field.

DoG Occasional Paper No. 41, FES Berlin, February 2009

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BRENNPUNKT Finanzkrise:
Finanzkrise in Mexiko : der große Tsunami aus dem nahen Norden

Svenja Blanke

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BRENNPUNKT Finanzkrise:
Südafrika im Spagat zwischen Wirtschaftskrise und Wahlkampf

Axel Schmidt

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BRENNPUNKT Finanzkrise:
Finanzkrise in Russland: Ende der Märchenzeit

Reinhard Krumm

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BRENNPUNKT Finanzkrise:
Die Finanzkrise ist auch in Indonesien angekommen

Erwin Schweisshelm

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BRENNPUNKT Finanzkrise:
Kommt Brasilien glimpflich davon?

Jochen Steinhilber

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BRENNPUNKT Finanzkrise:
China will mit Binnenwachstum an der Weltwirtschaftskrise vorbei

Rudolf Traub-Merz

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The Doha Declaration and Development: What are the next steps?

Sara Burke-Rude

The UN conference to review the Monterrey Consensus on development was held in Doha, Qatar from 30 November – 2 December, 2008.  The current global economic crisis has made financing development an even greater challenge than before. This Briefing Paper examines the Doha Declaration and assesses progress made, follow-up mechanisms and where to go from here.

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The Global Financial Crisis: What needs to be done?

Christopher Rude

This Briefing Paper reviews the causes for the current financial crisis, its effects on the world economy, and in particular the social costs for developing countries. It argues for global financial reforms that tilt the balance in favor of the democratic state over financial markets. Special attention is given to a revision of the Basel II’s Three Pillars, and the creation of comprehensive market regulation to increase transparency and reduce market risk. To relieve the immediate crisis, the paper argues for additional liquidity measures targeted at the interbank market, and fiscal stimulus packages.

The briefing paper summarizes the recommendations of a meeting of senior economic authorities hosted by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz of IPD on November 13, 2008 in New York.

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Viet Nam, Human Rights and Trade Implications of Viet Nam’s Accession to the WTO

David Kinley and Hai Nguyen

Viet Nam's WTO accession comes in a time of global increases in food prices. Protests by the poor in dozens of countries have led governments to try to counterbalance market mechanisms. Against this background, Kinley and Nguyen discuss the "Right to Food". The authors furthermore look into the question whether trade liberalization made an impact on the human rights situation in Viet Nam. Nguyen and Kinley acknowledge the positive effects of trade liberalization on the Vietnamese economy, but argue that the gains have not been equally shared by the whole population of Viet Nam. They claim that poverty remains a crucial problem, especially for rural and vulnerable population groups.

Occasional paper 39, FES Geneva, April 2008

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G8 and “The Other Five”: Creating a Constructive Relationship – The Role of Mexico

Jorge Eduardo Navarrete

The G8 Summit in Heiligendamm established a high level dialogue procress between the G8 and the "G5" (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa). Jorge Navarrete analyses the economic and political shifts in weight that led up to the Heiligendamm 'outreach'. He presents the Mexican outlook on this high level dialogue, and explores Mexico's role towards the G8 and amongst the 'other five'.

Briefing Paper 5-2008, FES Mexico, April 2008

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Major setback for WTO´s Doha Round: "Mini-Ministerial" failed and future looks dim – a chance for reclaiming its "development dimension"?

Steffen Grammling

Fact Sheet No.4, FES Geneva, August 2008

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The Heiligendamm dialogue process : joining forces to meet the challenges of the world economy

Ulrich Benterbusch and Juliane Seifert

Fact Sheet No. 3, FES Berlin, April 2008

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The Future Role of the IMF: Asian Perspectives

Titik Anas and Deni Friawan

Briefing Paper, FES Singapore, February 2008

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An Agenda for Reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jack Boorman

Occasional Paper 38, FES New York, January 2008

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Current Problems with the IMF and Challenges Ahead – A Latin American Perspective

Roberto Frenkel

Briefing Paper, FES Berlin, December 2007

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Moving Beyond the Privatization Debate
Different Approaches to Financing Water and Electricity in Developing Countries

Daniel Platz and Frank Schroeder

Whether or not to privatize essential services in developing countries has been subject to a long and heated controversy. Platz and Schröder provide a new perspective and try to overcome the ideological tug of war. Rather than asking “who should provide the services”, the authors adopt a financing point of view and look at how access to basic utilities for all can be funded in a sustainable manner.

Occasional Paper 34 | 2007, FES New York, September 2007

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Global Energy Security

India’s Energy Security

Leena Srivastava and Riru Mathur

Briefing Paper 14-2007, FES New Delhi, September 2007

Global Energy Security

China’s Energy Diplomacy and its Implications
for Global Energy Security

XU Qinhua

XU describes the developments and key challenges in the Chinese energy sector, and presents the main lines of China's energy diplomacy. She analyses the current global energy regime and China's strategies to position itself in it. Finally, she explore the potential benefit of energy diplomacy for sustainable energy development and for the expansion of renewable energies.

Briefing Paper 13-2007, FES Beijing, August 2007

Global Energy Security

Energy Policy in Brazil in the Context of Global Energy Security and Environmental Constraints:
The Case of Electric Power

Luiz Pinguelli Rosa

Briefing Paper 12-2007, FES Sao Paulo, August 2007

Global Energy Security

South African Energy Policy & G8 Petersburg Declaration on Global Energy Security

Hilton Trollip

Briefing Paper 11-2007, FES Johannesburg, August 2007

Global Energy Security

Energy Security in Mexico:
An Evaluation in the Light of St. Petersburg

Rosío Vargas

Briefing paper 10-2007, FES Mexico, July 2007

Rethinking the trading system

Aileen Kwa

Occasional paper 32, FES Geneva, June 2007

Growth with responsibility in a globalized world : findings of the Shadow G-8

Joseph E. Stiglitz ; Stephany Griffith-Jones

Occasional paper 31 - FES New York, May 2007

Beyond the divide : the covenant on economic, social and cultural rights and the World Trade Organization

Robert Howse and Ruti G. Teitel

Occasional Paper 30, FES Geneva, April 2007

New Powers for global change?

Herausforderungen für die internationale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit:
Das Beispiel Indien

Matthias Jobelius

Briefing Paper 5-07, FES Berlin, März 2007

New Powers for global change?

Herausforderungen für die internationale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit:
Das Beispiel Brasilien

Catrina Schläger

Briefing Paper 3-07, FES Berlin, March 2007

New Powers for global change?

Challenges for International Development Cooperation:
The Case of China

Katharina Hofmann

Briefing Paper 15, FES Berlin, November 2006

Time for a Change - Germany's Bilateral Investment Treaty Programme and Development Policy

Mahnaz Malik

Occasional Paper, N°27, FES Geneva, November 2006

South Africa's Bilateral Investment Treaties

Luke Peterson

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, N°26, FES Geneva, November 2006

The future of WTO´s Doha Round: From the suspension of the negotiations to possible scenarios and their implications for development

FES Fact Sheet 14, FES Geneva, November 2006

United Nations High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

Isabel Steinweg

FES Fact Sheet N°12, FES NYC, October 2006

Suspension of the World Trade Round - Multilateralism, Global Governance, and Development Policy in Crisis

Erfried Adam

FES Briefing Paper N°14, FES Geneva, October 2006

Fuentes innovadoras de financiamiento tras la Conferencia de París: el concepto avanza, pero los mayors des afìos persisten

Frank Schroeder

FES Briefing Papers, FES New York, September 2006

WTO´s Doha Development Agenda: Suspension of negotiations reveals the underlying problems of the Round

Steffen Grammling

FES Fact Sheet, FES Geneva, N°9, August 2006

EU Development Cooperation: Rebuilding a tanker at sea

Sven Grimm

FES Briefing Papers, FES Berlin, June 2006

Innovative Sources of Finance after the Paris Conference

Frank Schroeder

FES Briefing Papers, FES New York, May 2006

An update on negotiations of WTO's Doha Development Round:Another missed chance or business as usual?

Steffen Grammling

FES Fact Sheet, FES Geneva, May 2006

UN Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations

Theodor Rathgeber

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, N°22, April 2006

Economic Relations between Brazil and China: A Difficult Partnership

Alexandre de Freitas Barbosa/ Ricardo Camargo Mendes

FES Briefing Papers, FES Brazil, January 2006

Erosion of trade preferences and Aid for Trade initiative: towards a new paradigm?

Stefano Inama

FES Briefing Papers, FES Geneva, January 2006

The Future of NGO Participation at the United Nations after the 2005 World Summit

Jens Martens

FES Briefing Papers, FES Berlin, January 2006

A Compendium of Inequality - The Human Development Report 2005

Jens Martens

FES-Berlin, Oktober 2005

Implications of China's recent economic Performance for Mexico

Enrique Dussel Peters

FES Briefing Papers, FES-Berlin, Juni 2005

Governance Reform of the Bretton Woods Institutions and the UN Development System

Dirk Messner, Simon Maxwell, Franz Nuscheler, Joseph Siegle

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, N° 18 / May 2005

The Global Governance of Foreign Direct Investment: Madly off in All Directions

Luke Eric Peterson

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, May 2005

Engendering Policy Coherence for Development Gender issues for the global policy agenda in the year 2005

Maria Floro and Hella Hoppe

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, N° 17 / April 2005

Social Standards in Bilateral and Regional Trade and Investment Agreements

Thomas Greven

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, N° 16 / March 2005

Brazil's Foreign Economic Policy:
South - South, North - South or both?

Isabelle Maag

FES Briefing Paper March 2005

What makes a Round a 'Development Round'?
The Doha Mandate and the WTO Trade Negotiations

Federico Alberto Cuello Camilo

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, N° 13 / January 2005

Die WTO und die Krise des Multilateralismus. Eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme

Erfried Adam

FES Briefing Paper Oktober 2004

The WTO and the crises of multilateralism. A look at the present situation

Erfried Adam FES

Briefing Paper October 2004

Vietnam: The Little Asian Tiger Sets Its Sights on the World Trade Organization

Kai Burmeister

FES Briefing Papers March 2004

Odious Debts - Odious Creditors? International Claims on Iraq

Jürgen Kaiser / Antje Quec

Dialogue on Globalization – Occasionnel Papers, N° 12 / March 2004

The G-20: Passing Phenomenon or here to Stay?

Clodoaldo Hugueney

FES Briefing Paper March 2004

Millennium Challenge Account. Goals and strategies of US development policy

Jochen Steinhilber

FES Briefing Paper March 2004

New Steps to Fast and Broader Debt Relief for
Developing Countries

Jürgen Kaiser, Frank Schröder

Dialogue on Globalization - Occasionnel Papers, New York, N° 1, December 2003

Civil Society in Southern Africa on the Way to Cancún: Interests, Problems, and Strategies

Pia Eberhardt

FES Briefing Papers September 2003

Flexibility, but for whom? Demands raised by developing circles and labor unions on the GATS negotiationsin the WTO

Peter Fuchs

FES Briefing Papers September 2003

Moving ahead from Doha to Cancún: The WTO Discussions in the Arab Countries

Peter Fuchs

FES Briefing Papers September 2003

WTO after Cancún. Results of the panel discussion on 19.9.2003 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Berlin

Protokoll: Susanne Brenner

Panel Discussion in Berlin on Sept 19, 2003

Between Reform and Rejection: Can a Gender Agenda be Integrated in the WTO? Results of a Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Panel Discussion held in Cancún, Mexico on September 12, 2003

Hella Hoppe

Panel Discussion in Cancún on Sept 12, 2003

Privatisation of Water Supply

Eric Teo Chu Cheow

Dialogue on Gobalization, Occasionnel Papers, N° 8 / July 2003

The Doha Development Round, Gender and Social Reproduction

Brigitte Young / Hella Hoppe

Dialogue on Globalization, Occasionnel Papers, N° 7 / July 2003

Mexico and the WTO Debate

Antonio Ortiz Mena

FES Briefing Papers May 2003

Negotiations on Trade in Services -The Position of the Trade Unions on GATS

Eva Hartmann / Christoph Scherrer

Dialogue on Globalization, N° 6 / May 2003

Brazil in the WTO: Balance and Perspectives

Mariano Francisco Laplane

FES Briefing Papers May 2003

Reform Proposals for the Governance Structures of the International Financial Institutions

Aldo Caliari, Frank Schröder

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Briefing Paper, New York, 2002

La problemática de la deuda externa de la Argentina, Organizado por el Proyecto "Hacia el Plan Fénix", Con el apoyo de la Fundación Friedrich Ebert

Auspiciado por el Servicio Alemán de Intercambio Académico (DAAD) Síntesis del Seminario a cargo de Mariana Rojas Breu, 2002

The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) A Background Note

Michaela Eglin

Dialogue on Globalization, Occasionnel Papers, N° 4 / April 2003

The Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture and its Renegotiation

Sophia Murphy

Dialogue on Globalization, Occasionnel Papers, N° 5 / April 2003

Money Laundering and Tax Havens: The hidden Billions for Development, Conference Report

Mark Shapiro, Frank Schröder

Dialogue on Globalization - Occasionnel Papers, New York, March 2003

China one year after joining the WTO

Bernd Reddies

Briefing Paper, March 2003

Neue Entschuldungskonzepte - die Debatte in Lateinamerika

Dr. Heinrich Sassenfeld

FES-Buenos Aires, März 2003

Deuda Externa: ¿Nuevas crisis, nuevas soluciones?

Dr. Pedro Morazán

Dialogue on Globalization - Occasionnel Papers, 2/2003