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Avon's Marketing Strategy in International Markets - Avon's Marketing Strategy in International Markets 1/ Which actors in Avon's microenvironment and forces in the macro environment have been important in shaping its marketing strategies. We can explain what is exactly microenvironment and macro environment. Micro-environment is the factors in a firm's immediate environment which affect its performance and decision-making; these elements include the firm's suppliers, competitors, marketing intermediaries, customers and publics. Macro-environment is the major uncontrollable, external forces (economic, demographic, technological, natural, social and cultural, legal and political) which influence a firm's decision making and have an impact upo...   [tags: International Marketing] 1495 words
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Dynamics of Change in International Relations - Dynamics of Change in International Relations The Oxford dictionary defines the act of migrating as meaning: “to move to settle to a new area in order to find work.”1 This seems to be presupposing that the primary motivation of migrants is employment. However, as I will go on to highlight, economic social and political factors in various combinations have always affected the various constant waves of migration throughout history2. I will look at how past and modern flows compare and their effects on global society....   [tags: International Employment Migration Essays]
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How Much Influence Do International Organizations Have on States? - How much influence do international organizations have on states. Institutions have been around since the end of World war 2, when states wanted to promote peace among the different states. Theses institutions carry a certain amount power in the way they could affect the international level. There are three different theories that look at the role of the institution on an international level and determine how big of role theses institutions play and how much power and influence on the international level....   [tags: liberalism, realism, international relations]
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) International Monetary Fund (IMF), international economic organization whose purpose is to promote international monetary cooperation to facilitate the expansion of international trade. The IMF operates as a United Nations specialized agency and is a permanent forum for consideration of issues of international payments, in which member nations are encouraged to maintain an orderly pattern of exchange rates and to avoid restrictive exchange practices. The IMF was established along with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development The IMF's Main Business: Macroeconomic and Financial Sector Policies In its oversight of member count...   [tags: International Economics Organizations essays] 1899 words
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The Theories Of International Politics - Several theoretical approaches have been developed as an attempt to explain the workings of International Politics. These different perspectives which use different methods and assumptions can be helpful in studying and predicting the actions and interactions of the actors they concentrate on and include, realism, liberalism and feminism. No single approach however succeeds in taking into consideration all factors and outcomes in world politics and each of them has distinct benefits as well as certain limitations....   [tags: International Politics Relations Theory] 1635 words
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Self-Interest on the International Stage - Self-Interest on the International Stage A nation’s actions on the world stage can be played in many ways. Whether the role being played is unwanted meddler in other nations’ affairs, supplier of money and aid to countries in despair, or just an ordinary nation trying to keep all of its proverbial ducks in a row, the motivation that drives the plot of international relations is self-interest. Whether the setting is these United States or across the world in the People’s Republic of China, in the theocratic republic of Iran or the military controlled Central African Republic, is doesn’t pay to give something for nothing....   [tags: International Relations Essays Papers]
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Why Does Poverty Persist?: A Look at International Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa - In 2011, World Bank (2013) aided the amount equivalent to 54 US dollars per individual in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the question is if 910.4 million of people in sub-Saharan Africa have equally enjoyed its benefit. Despite the regional and international aid dedicated to eradicate poverty in the last 60 years, about 442 million, the half of population in sub-Saharan Africa, are still living on under 1.25 US dollars everyday (World Bank, 2013). Although the efficacy of international aid on poverty reduction has been questioned in a large number of public and academic discourses, many so called developed countries such as G8 are yet encouraged to provide more aid (Sachs, 2005) while less dev...   [tags: aid, international, poverty, consequences] 1921 words
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International Students Who Work Part Time while attending School in Australia - International students are significantly increasing in Australia. Obviously, the main purpose of them comes to Australia is to gain a better education atmosphere. Lately, the working issues are rising among international students, especially twenty hours working per week during the semester, some of them argue, is not appropriate. Therefore, a change should be made to these regulations. However, this essay will argue that, based on the main purpose of international students come to Australia, twenty hours working, weekly, is highly efficient time to work while they are studying....   [tags: Australia, international students, education,] 678 words
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Cultural Dimensions of International Business - Cultural Dimensions of International Business Introduction- This SWOT analysis is regarding Lion Nathan China Brewing Company and their competitive advantage in their business. The major issue in this case is analyzing the company's background and reasons for expanding into China while trying to forecast an appropriate managerial decision regarding the company's future. There are many sources of information we can use to inform us of the past decisions made and good data that can be used to make predictions about the future....   [tags: Globalization International Business] 1834 words
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Critical Review: Bradley A. Thayer, Bring in Darwin: Evolutionary theory, Realism, and International Relations - In Thayer’s article, he makes an attempt to incorporate Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory into the international security studies. The article tries to answer a central question that what are the implications of Evolutionary theory to realist theory of international security and in what way can peace be achieved if warfare is part of human nature. This paper agrees with Thayer that Evolutionary theory provides a scientific theory foundation for realism and is an ultimate cause for war and ethnic conflicts, as well as the assumption that origin of war is intrinsic in human nature as part of their evolution history....   [tags: International Relations]
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Indian Taxation: The Vodafone International Holdings BV Versus Union of India Case - ... • This transaction was subjected to taxation by the Revenue department and the matter was challenged before the Supreme Court of India after being tried before the Mumbai High Court. So basically the case was to order Vodafone international holdings BV to pay approximately UD $2.1 billion in tax arising out of their transaction of shares from Hutchinson Telecommunications International Limited (Hutch) in the foreign holding company of Essar that is an Indian entity. The contention of the revenue department is that the profit of the share tranferance arises because of the branch of the company based in india....   [tags: supreme court, shares, international firms] 1124 words
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Why International Assignments Fail - Why International Assignments Fail International assignments are the hub of international HR which makes the fact that they often fail a great concern to many corporations who make big investments in overseas assignments. As more U.S. companies expand their business overseas, the need to send employees on international assignments will increase, making the process of discovering the reasons for these failures increasingly important. Expatriate employees, meaning employees that are non-citizens of the country in which they are working, often find that unfamiliar surroundings and a new job can be particularly challenging, while family pressures also increase as everyone makes cultural adjust...   [tags: International Business Employment Jobs Essays]
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Adding International Perspectives to Vocational Education - Adding International Perspectives to Vocational Education International work opportunities are increasing as the borders of the U.S. economy expand to embrace international markets. Future workers will need to develop global awareness and an understanding of competitive, cultural, and economic factors that influence ways of doing business in order to work in the international arena. This Digest examines the instructional approaches and strategies used in vocational education to prepare students to work in a global environment....   [tags: Vocational Education International Essays]
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International Marketing - International Marketing Explain the stages that are typically taken by a firm moving from a domestic business to an international. Domestic Marketing: involves the company manipulating a series of controllable variables such as price, advertising, distribution and the product in a largely uncontrollable external environment that is made up of different economic structures, competitors, cultural values and legal infrastructure within specific political or geographic country boundaries: International Marketing: Involves operating across a number of foreign country markets in which not only do the uncontrollable variables differ significantly between one market and another, but the controllab...   [tags: Business International ] 928 words
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International Business - International Business Question No 1: Describe the four basic levels of international business activity.Do you think any organization will achieve the fourth level?Why or why not. Question No 2: For each of the four globalization strategies, describe the risks associated with that strategy and the potential returns from that strategy. __________________________________ Answer for question No 1: The four general levels of international buisness activity are: 1.     Domestic business 2.     International business 3.     Multinational business 4.     Global business....   [tags: International Business Management]
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International Law - Introduction: International law has been regarded throughout history as the main system of rules regulating players of the international community, it applies to all states and imposes specific obligations and rights on nations, just as domestic law imposes them on individuals. Its purpose is similar to that of domestic law that is to eliminate chaos in the International community and set standards of behavior which states must follow in their dealings with each other. Many controversies have arisen nowadays as to whether international law is “natural law”, international law now faces considerable criticism as to its effectiveness as law and doubts as to its actual existence, and its power...   [tags: International Law Justice] 1405 words
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International Business - International Business 1. International Business is a transaction between two or more countries and is primarily based in a single country, but acquires some meaningful share of its resources or revenues (or both) from other countries. It comprises a large growing portion of the world's total business. Although it's riskier and more expensive it allows for greater variety on different products and services at lower prices. Domestic Business is a transaction within the home country; it acquires all of its resources and sales, and all of its products or services within a single country....   [tags: Culture International Relations Business] 1681 words
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The International Accounting Standards Board - ... Besides that, in some situation, even know asset and liability existed, but it still hard to realized the outcome. According to agenda of IASB, they mentioned two shortcomings that have been observed of the existing IASB definitions of asset. First is likelyhood, they think definition would require that an item be certain in order to qualify as an asset. Since few things in life are certain, so they observed that few items that are commonly thought to be assets would qualify in accordance with the definition....   [tags: international financial reporting standards] 1705 words
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The United States and the International Criminal Court (ICC) - The United States and the International Criminal Court (ICC) Statement of Purpose This paper will clearly lay out the Unites States concerns with the International Criminal Court and will attempt to resolve them. I will then argue that no country has the right to be above international law, including the United States and that it is in the best interest of America and the world community for the united states to join the efforts of the ICC and sign the Rome Statute. Introduction to the ICC “In the prospect of an international criminal court lies the promise of universal justice....   [tags: International Politics Political]
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Analysis of International Communication and Globalization by Ali Mohammadi - We all seem to partake –somehow- in a new streak of research where the concept of globalisation takes form of some sort of mantra, rendering previously valid questions irrelevant and imposing new paradigm shifts in a variety of disciplines. In the field of International communication, the process of globalisation is not only about the emergence of huge transnational corporations. It also implies changes in communication policies and their impact on cultural autonomy and identity not only in weaker nations but in the most powerful ones as well....   [tags: International Communication and Globalization]
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IMF and its Role in International Political Economy - IMF and its Role in International Political Economy Political economy is not a new word for us because of the close relationships between politics and the economy. The development in politics is due to the development in society and the development in society is mostly driven by the economy. The parallel existence and mutual interaction of ‘state’ and ‘market’ in the modern world creates ‘political economy’; without both state and market there could be no political economy (Gilpin, 2003, P9)....   [tags: International Monetary Fund Economics] 1984 words
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How International Financial Reporting Standards Affect The Quality Of Canadian Accounting Information - How would International Financial Reporting Standards affect the quality of Canadian accounting information. INTRODUCTION Globalization has a great impact on today’s economy. The differences of accounting regulations and practices in various countries have become a noteworthy obstacle to globalization and economic development. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) mitigates global business barriers. In order to adapt to the increasingly global business environment, public companies in Canada will move to IFRS by 2011....   [tags: International Accounting] 1867 words
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International Oil Market - China’s real GDP has increased continuously at surprising rate of 10% per year in recent years. Simultaneously with strong economic growth, its demand for energy is also surging rapidly. The figure 1 clearly shows about the oil consumption and production behavior of the country which tends the country to import from different countries. China produces 3798 thousand barrels per day and consumes 8200 thousand barrels per day of oil in 2009. This means that China has to import roughly 4402 thousand barrels per day to meet its consumption needs per day....   [tags: International Economics ] 1710 words
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The Impact of International Relations between China and Zambia - The history of Zambia includes a long and distressing journey, filled with disputing political practices over a newly independent government, economic troubles, and disease (Zambia Profile 2011). Despite these troubles, Zambia currently has an abundant variety of natural resources which provides hope for a country suffering from these despairs. Located centrally within Southern Africa, surrounded by Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Namibia, one would not think of Zambia as a top exporter of copper (considering most trades occur on the coast), along with an important investment for Chinese geopolitical conquests....   [tags: International Government ]
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Scope of International Operations of Bally's Total Fitness and Wal-Mart - Scope of International Operations of Bally's Total Fitness and Wal-Mart International operations for Bally's Total Fitness and Wal-Mart are responsible for a significant amount of growth as well as profitability. Bally's is the largest, and only nationwide, commercial operator of fitness centers, with approximately four million members and nearly 430 facilities located in 29 states, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. As of June 30, 2005, Bally's opened fitness centers in over 45 major metropolitan areas representing 63 percent of the United States population and over 16 percent of the Canadian population....   [tags: International Business Analysis] 1200 words
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The Baha'i International Archives Building and Its Classical Style of Greek Architecture - The Baha'i International Archives Building and Its Classical Style of Greek Architecture The Baha'i International Archives Building, erected in 1957 on Mount Carmel in Haifa Israel, echoes the immortal classical style of Greek architecture. An admirer of Greek architecture, Shogi Effendi who was the Guardian of the Baha'i faith, chose this style to carry out the construction of the Archives building. This building replicates the general proportions of the famous Parthenon in Athens, Greece....   [tags: International Arachives Art Essays]
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International Business Means International Trade - In my opinion, I think that international business is better referred to as international trade. This is because international trade involves all the people around the world. International trade is means by exchange of goods and services between countries. Type of trading also raises matters of price, supply and demand, also affects and is affected by global events that occur. Political changes taking place in Asia can cause an increase in labor costs. Thus, it increases the manufacturing costs for the American sneaker company based in Malaysia, which in turn will cause an increase in the price paid to buy the shoes at a local shopping center....   [tags: prices, consumers, protectionism] 607 words
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Cultural Challenges of International Business - Steve Kafka, a franchise owner for Chicago Style Pizza, is contemplating the options of opening a new franchise into the country of the Czech Republic, the country of his family's origin. Though Steve has made several trips into the Czech Republic, speaks the language and knows many people, he must seriously consider all of the opportunities and potential barriers to this new venture. I will explore the cultural differences between the United States and the Czech Republic. Next, potential competitive advantages are examined along with Hofsteade's Primary Cultural Dimensions to reveal clues to the culture pertaining to the new business....   [tags: International Business]
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International Market: International Gift Exhibition in Hong Kong - 1 Introduction Hong Kong is located in the centre of Asia, which attract buyers and seller from all over the world. Also, Hong Kong is the best location to be a gateway to enter China or Asia market. The reason why we choose Hong Kong is because our market is World's freest economy. The Gift resources’ needs are become higher. Here is the best chance to promote the product to all over the world. 1.1 The purpose of International Gift Exhibition Through this event, we can provide the practical experience and also allows guests to fully understand the particular culture and development trend of the International market, and the continuation of a great opportunity to grasp the exchang...   [tags: awards, asia market, souvenir]
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Companies International Alliance: International Joint Venture - Introduction In the past two decades, international alliances have become a central part of companies’ competitive and growth strategies (Kale and Singh, 2009). However, alliance termination rates are reportedly over 50% (Lunnan and Haugland, 2008). This paper aims to critically examine the reasoning behind the low success rates of International Joint Ventures (IJVs). Definition Glaister, Husan and Buckley (2004, p.1) define the IJV as “two or more legally distinct organisations (the parents), each of which invests in the venture (the child) and actively participates in the decision-making activities of the jointly owned entity”....   [tags: strategies, termination, failure] 813 words
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New Zealand International Financial Reporting Standard - New Zealand International Financial Reporting Standard 8 (NZ IFRS 8) Operating Segments replaced New Zealand International Accounting Standard 14 (NZ IAS 14) Segments Reporting. Since 2009 NZ IFRS 8 has been compulsory. This essay will be covering the definition of an Operating Segment and the major changes that have occurred. It will also include summary of number and type of operating segments of the five listed companies in Part A and discussion on whether information provided under NZ IFRS 8 is of greater quality and useful for decision makers....   [tags: decision making, internation accounting] 1048 words
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Crimean Effects to Internationl Law - CRIMEAN EFFECTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL LAW Crimean issue has a serious impact for the of safety and stability between the Europe, and Asia. Vladimir Putin restored historical events in memory similar to those of Adolf Hitler in the “second world war” of the year and 30th of Leonid Brezhnev 60 years. Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, the Crimean peninsula. This mild aggression he initially justified by the protection of the “Human rights” of Russians in the Crimea , and although there is not a reliable report of violation in “human rights” ....   [tags: aggression, Russia, violations] 905 words
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The Hisotry of the International Paper Company - International Paper Company is the world's largest pulp and paper company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. When it started out on January 31, 1898 in Albany, New York, it was through the merger of 17 pulp and paper mills ranging in size and technological advancement and capabilities. However, even then International Paper was a leader in the industry as the nation's largest producer of newsprint. It supplied sixty percent of all newsprint sold in the United States at the time, as well as exporting its product to Argentina, Australia, and England....   [tags: paper, pulp, newsprint] 567 words
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The Effectiveness of the International Criminal Court - There is a close relationship between human rights and criminal law. The scope of my paper will surround human rights and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in addition to human rights and international crimes. International criminal justice in this context speaks to those interested in prosecuting against the background of international human rights and humanitarian norms. The use of criminal law has many positive effects and pursues many goals that are worth considering. For example, deterrence, accountability and punishment are important principles that will be discussed in the context of human rights....   [tags: Human Rights and Criminal Law]
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The Qualities of a Successful International Leader - ... A manager who persistently wants to grow and learn will be capable of inspiring his employees to the same behavior. Strong communication skills are the next important key qualities for a successful international manager. A leader with good communication skills is capable of listening in the same way he is capable of instructing. A good leader should be able to understand, interpret, and communicate the organization's idea back to his employees to preserve efficiency and productivity. However, communication skills include not only good verbal skills, but also good body language skills....   [tags: management, communication, networking] 606 words
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The Concept of an International Community - ... 408), the UN attempts to rule over the nations of the world, particularly as it pertains to matters of human rights, war, and peace. Situated at the top of this body are a group of nations deemed the “security council”. This is a group of the world’s most powerful nations and their unanimous decision is needed to authorise any use of international force. Theoretically, the very existence of the UN undermines the realist theory - an international body does exist with a claim to international authority....   [tags: integration, united nations] 1369 words
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Experiences of International Students in the UK - Introduction: International students studying in the UK in 2011-2012 totalled 435,230 which is an increase of two per cent from the preceding year (UKCISA statistics, 2012). As a student of the University of Essex which has the reputation for being one of the UK’s most internationally diverse universities with students from over 130 countries (University of Essex, 2013) I, myself have had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Living with international students has led me to detect differences, as well as similarities in social, academic and cultural views....   [tags: diversity, university, culture, education, English]
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Security and Internaional Regimes - Question one The concept of security and international regimes in regulating WMDs Introduction This essay argued, after the war on terror, there are several changes in conceptualizing “Security”. Firstly, the concept of security become more complex and paradoxical in nature due to the construction of concepts by the terrorist’s strategy accompanied by globalization, and the unanticipated insecurity caused by the US’s use of military force. Secondly, despite the paradox arisen from the use of military force, a new risk-based regime has developed over the years of war on terror, broadening the notion of risk in the idea of security....   [tags: regulating WMD, terrorist strategy]
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Role of the International Monetary Fund - I, like many people, have always heard about the International Monetary Fund in the news yet never really knew or understood its inner workings, this report over views what the International Monetary Fund is, how it works, and how it is currently involved internationally. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a form of world credit union that has 187 countries involved, a near global involvement. The International Monetary Fund’s was founded in the aftermath of World War II in 1945 along with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) as an agency of the United Nations....   [tags: history, economics]
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The Political Economy in International Trade - The Political Economy in International trade focuses on understanding the many causes of economic growth in developing and transition economies, the different role of international trade in increasing economic welfare around the globe, and the many different impacts of the international financial system on the global economy. As we take a look at the United States and Poland different economic systems and understand how these two countries are effected by the political economy in international trade, we will become familiar with how both are able to become skilled at improving their economic conditions in the globalized world economy....   [tags: development, global, free trade agreements] 802 words
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International Insecurity and the Use of Force - International Insecurity and the Use of Force The Media, the People, and Public Opinion There are numerous interest groups who are against the data collection processes of the National Security Agency. While reviewing articles, Reitman wrote, “ Today, a bipartisan coalition of 86 civil liberties organizations and internet companies – including Electronic Frontier Foundation, reddit, Mozilla, Freedom Works and the American Civil liberties Union – are demanding swift action from Congress in light of the recent revelations about unchecked domestic surveillance”(Reitman, 2013, p....   [tags: media, public opinion, nsa]
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The International Community and Responsibility to Protect - The International Community has a Right to Intervene in Sovereign States in order to end Serious Human Rights Abuses. Discuss. Humanitarian intervention is definitely one of the most controversial subjects of the recent decades- among states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia. The centre of the debate is the clash of traditional principles of state sovereignty and new adopted norms on use of force for humanitarian purposes. Despite the political controversies between the countries, humanitarian intervention is now an international norm which calls for action anytime there are serious mass life threatening occurrences in any country....   [tags: Responsibility to Protect Research Papers]
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Humanitarian Intervention and the International System - The State as an entity must by its very nature shoulder a heavy mantel of responsibility, a responsibility that encompasses ownership of the joys and the sorrows of the people, the prosperity and the sufferance of the populace, and the success and the failure of the nation. As Machiavelli said, the State is the whole of the social hierarchy that governs and rules a country. States must not only protect themselves and the citizenry from external threats but must also ensure the freedoms of it's people and their rights to live without fear of war, crimes against humanity, mass slaughter or other evils that may manifest in the absence of benevolent leadership....   [tags: Responsibility To Protect. R2P]
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International Transportation for a Global Economy - In a global economy, no nation is independently sufficient and is an intricate part of the different phases when originating trade or sell of product within the country. States must secure what it takes to produce more efficiently than their trade partners do to survive in the competition. The growth of freight being transported, as well as the variety of origins and destinations, promotes the importance of international transportation as a fundamentally sound global economy. Since the development of international transportation, and the distances involved, has created a greater demand for the maritime transport industry, port activities, rail transit, and motor transport....   [tags: martime, transport, economy] 600 words
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The Impact of Liberalism on International Relations - Liberalism has contributed to the understanding of International Relations as an academic discipline and through organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the League of Arab States, and others in what many consider to be a very influential manner. To start, Liberalism traces its roots back to the Enlightenment period (Mingst, 2008) where many philosophers and thinkers of the time began to question the established status quo. Such as the prevailing belief in religious superstition and began to replace it with a more rational mode of thinking and a belief in the intrinsic goodness of mankind....   [tags: Liberalism and the United Nations] 2018 words
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Globalization and Redundancy of International Marketing - Introduction: Globalization can be represented by the reduction of geographical and economic barriers that have been boosted since 1990 with the fall of socialism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. With the appearance of Neoliberalism and its principle of free market companies felt the need to internationalize to new markets as an alternative to the domestic markets that were saturated, making products increasingly standardized commercializing them in the same way around the world considering that their global customers had homogeneous tastes....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Idealism and Realism in International Relations - In regards to the recent events in Ukraine, international relations (IR) have become a popular topic among people again. However, not many truly understand what the term ‘international relations’ entails. Unlike what we usually see in TV dramas, it is more than just people sending representatives to different countries to visit or negotiation about debatable agreements. International relation, sometimes known as ‘world politics’, began after the First World War. This field of academic study concentrates on the, as its name suggests, the politics on the global level with states as the units, relations between states, and maintaining peace in the international system....   [tags: league of nations, ukraine, world politics]
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International Rights of Prisoners and Detainees - It is estimated that over 10.2 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world. With an overall population exceeding 7 billion this means that for every 100,000 people, 144 are detained or imprisoned. The prison population has grown proportionately larger in the past 15 years outpacing the general population growth by 10%. This phenomenon is becoming increasingly more apparent with countries, such as the United States struggling with a colossal incarceration rate, and countless reports of abysmal conditions and inhumane treatment across the globe....   [tags: penal institutions, human rights]
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Should There Be International Intervention in Syria? - Outline Thesis: Is it okay for the International community to allow this demonic trend to continue or does somebody step in to save a dying country. It is imperative for International intervention in Syria, as that might the last resort left. I. It has been almost 3 years since the civil war in Syria has raged. A. This conflict rages between the supporters of the totalitarian Ba’ath government and those who want to overthrow it. B. According to the United Nations, the death toll surpassed 100,000 in June 2013, and reached 120,000 by September 2013....   [tags: global implications, civil war]
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The law and practise of International Trade - In international trade, almost all documentary credits are expressed to be subject to the UCP published by the International Chamber of Commence. The reason for that is the long periods during which the cargo is in transportation and the location of the seller and the buyer in different countries, problems arose when it comes to payment, since a simultaneous exchange of goods for money is not possible. One of the most prevalent payment tools found in international trade is the Letter of Credit (L/C), also known as Documentary Credit (DC)....   [tags: letter of credit, contracts, banks]
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Overview of the International Medical Corps - International Medical Corps Founded in 1984 by Dr. Robert Simon, International Medical Corps is a global, non-secular, not for profit, humanitarian organization based out of Santa Monica, California. A signatory of the Code of Conduct of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, IMC operates according to the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. In accordance with the principle of humanity, IMC has pledged to address human suffering wherever it may be found, to protect the life, health and respect of humans beings; neutrality means that the organization does not take side or take part in political, racial, religious or ideological conf...   [tags: humanitarian org, charity]
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The Importance of International Schools - Background of International Schools International schools are found all around the world. In most case, international schools use English as the medium of instruction. Originally, they have been created to allow the children of expatriates to receive their education in their mother tongue. They have been also found to create a mutual understanding and peace among people of different cultures. According Hyden (2006), the origin of international schools is debatable. The international schools of Geneva and Yokohama that existed in 1924 were considered the first international schools....   [tags: education, history, ESL]
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Esperanto: The Development of an International Language - According to the Bible: …The whole world had one language and a common speech…Then they said, ‘come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth. (Gen. 11.1, 4) It was at the tower of Babel that the linguistic nations were born, for it was there that all shared a single language, until God stepped into their united project “to reach the heavens” and confused their communications (Gen....   [tags: Language ]
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Is it Possible to Harmonise International Trade? - For many years, there have been several attempts in the harmonisation of international trade. Unfortunately, sales of international goods are very complex and this leads to great difficult in unifying trade law. People have tried to create universal laws to mend shipping issues, seller to buyer relationships and fraud, however, there is still no global international trade law. So far, with every attempt, it becomes clearer that nations have conflicting ideologies or viewpoints and hinders the progression of global harmonisation of international trade....   [tags: Goods, Sales, Trade]
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Benefits and Drawbacks of International Trading - Trading is not concept that is new. Trading can be seen from all aspects of life throughout time. Whether it is a child in a elementary school, trading a bag chips for a cupcake, or it is back two thousand years and Native Americans trading with pilgrims. The concept of international trade is not new either, but the concept of international trade has as many benefits as it has drawbacks. One of the many advantages of trading internationally is having foreign direct investment (Investopedia, Foreign Direct Investment)....   [tags: globalization, economic analysis] 924 words
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The Importance of International Commercial Arbitration - ... As for the law applicable to the arbitration agreement, in the absence of any choice an arbitral tribunal also has to determine the proper law to decide questions of existence and validity of the agreement. Proper determination of applicable law and subsequent its application have direct impact on the proper settlement of the dispute. Difficulties in detection of the applicable law, the procedure of determination itself and other related issues allow considering the topic of this paper as complicated and having the certain practical sense....   [tags: private law, dispute, proceedings]
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Torture is a Violation of International Law - “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” (Olen, 304). Throughout history, torture has been used by governments to extract information from prisoners of war to protect the people of the nation (Gushee). The definition of torture provided by U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984) regards both extreme physical and mental pain perpetrated on a civilian by a government official or agent (UUSC)....   [tags: The Legality of Torture]
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International Students in the United Kingdom - Topic: discuss three problems faced by international students in the UK. Suggest and evaluate possible solutions to these problems. It is widely acknowledged that United Kingdom receives millions of students every year from all around the world. Students aiming for a brighter future choose their most favourite university around UK to complete their higher studies. “The UK is the second leading exporter of international education behind the USA.” (Binsardi, A. & Ekwulugo, F. 2003). Many students prefer to study in the United Kingdom, rather than anywhere else, because of the opportunities offered here, for instance, students are allowed to work as a part-time employee’s while at the same time...   [tags: education, students, foreigners, immigrants]
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An Overview of International Medical Corps - An Overview of International Medical Corps The International Medical Corps (IMC) is a Non-Profit world relief and humanitarian organization that provides a variety of services in countries around the world. With 25,000 local partners and 4,500 medical professionals, IMC provides services from emergency response to economic development, infrastructure development to primary physical and mental health care, and more (International Medical Corps, ND). The following is an overview IMC including a brief description of the history and mission of IMC and a succinct review of the type and location of IMC projects around the world....   [tags: nonprofit world relief and humanitarian org.]
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International Students and Work Restrictions - Nowadays, international students need spend at least $12,000 per year on their daily life in Australia. Moreover, in consideration of student’s lifestyle and place of study, this estimate might be even higher. Therefore, government allows students to take a maximum of 20 hours part-time work per week in order to get living subsidies. Some people claim that these working hours is a drop in the bucket for students who faced with economy pressure. However, these people ignored the enormous study pressure on international students....   [tags: Education] 634 words
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The International System and a Nuclear World - ... The author of this article writes, “The greatest influence over when India will begin nuclear force reductions remains its assessment of the security threats emanating from its nuclear armed regional competitors,” (Lee 143). Here the belief is that decreasing the arms of existing nuclear nations will decrease the likelihood that other nations will feel threatened into constructing their own nuclear arsenals. The articles “Living with a Nuclear Iran” and “America’s Meltdown towards “Global Zero”” also concur that humans today are living in an already nuclear world....   [tags: destructive nuclear weapons, nuclear Iran]
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Understanding the International Church of Christ - After understanding the belief system of the International Church of Christ, it may be easier to understand their religious practices that include the following: prayer buddies, discipleships, the One Year Challenge, and the ICOC Ministry Training Academy. Each has a pivotal role within the International Church of Christ and therefore will be discussed further in the following paragraphs. Once a week Bible studies are held within a group of members of the church. People are typically paired up with someone of the same sex, though opposite sex partners are not uncommon....   [tags: religious, sins, new testament] 1526 words
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Supporting Organizations of International Trade - International Trade and policies Different countries have diverse governments, policies, currencies, monetary systems and many diverse products. This is certainly one motive why international trade is extremely complex. In today’s fast growing market and the development of international trade amongst nations has initiated many policies to be enacted and a need for international organizations. International trade policies entails the joint arrangements between nations (“International trade policy”, 2008)....   [tags: bretton woods agreement, policies]
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The Huawei Company and International Business - Introduction Multinational enterprise (MNE) is “a company that is headquartered in one country but has operations in one or more other countries” (Rugman and Collinson 2012, p.38) that has at least one office in different countries but centralised home office. These offices coordinate global management in the context of international business. MNEs have increasingly essential influence on the development of the global economy and coordinate with other companies in different business environments....   [tags: entrepreneurial analysis]
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Is the International Tax System Legitimate? - Why tax evasion a global problem. BSG reported that the global wealth increase by 12.1 % to $135.5 trillion where the North America and Europe remain the wealthiest nation and the offshore wealth reported at $8.5 trillion and projected to increase to $11.2 trillion by 2017. Offshore accounts are preferred by wealth management clients to seek diversification on high levels of economic and political stability offered by the offshore financial institutions. However, offshore wealth is highly unfavorable to tax authorities of the investor’s residence government as it has been considered a legal way to evade tax payable to the residence country....   [tags: globalization, global finance]
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India: A Destination for International Surrogacy - ... The price structure and the convenience will also be discussed later on in the paper. DESTINATION is a term which literally means a place or location where someone or something is going or being sent. India as mentioned above has become the place which has become a place where couples are going and fetuses are being sent and transferred, and uteruses are being taken on rent. Readymade babies are got and hence, it has become very easy for any couple to get children. INTERNATIONAL term has been used because around the world, its got recognized....   [tags: embryo, delivery, genes] 786 words
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International Students Overcome with Friendship - Friends are an important part of life, when international students move away from their country to an unfamiliar place they typically need new friends to spend time and enjoy. According to Curry and Dunbar (2011), a solid bond between a group of friends offers many unnoticed benefits, which have a lifelong importance. Furthermore, friends support each other emotionally and through times of financial difficulty. However, international students seem to face a difficulty when attempting to interact socially to create fresh friendships in a foreign country....   [tags: foreign, interactions, activities] 570 words
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International Trade in the New World - With nearly wiping out the Amerindians the call for men to work the hard demanding labor raised. Two major themes stuck out towards me during my read, but after giving more thought the more I realized what had the most impact. The demand of slavery rose due to the high demands of the colonies in the New World. The Incas and Aztecs were conquered and nearly wiped of the earth due to many different complications, so the need for slave trade came to South America. In Africa slavery was part of everyday life, slave trade brought a lot of economic fortune that would eventually led to an economic decline....   [tags: Slave Labor, Europe] 863 words
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Impact of International Terrorism on Indonesia - “International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics: 1. involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; 2. appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and 3. occur totally outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek...   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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The Realist Approach to International Relations - Realism is one of the important perspectives on global politics, it is a notion about the conservative society and political philosophy (Heywood 2011: 54; Shimko 2013: 36). Besides, Gilpin (1996) claims that “realism…, it is not a scientific theory that is subject to the test of falsifiability, therefore, cannot be proved and disproved.” (Frankel 1996: xiii). The components of the realist approach to international relations will be discussed. Firstly, the state is an important component in the concept of realism....   [tags: power, anarchical, survival] 982 words
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International Law and the Mass - Basic Summary: The fundamental purpose of the experiment was to prove that international law affects the attitude of the mass. The paper centers on an experiment conducted by two different U.S national surveys. It is indicated that international law can influence public attitude through high levels of legalization. Wallace analyzes three different levels of legalization to evaluate the relationship between international law and public attitude. The three levels of legalization analyzed are delegation, obligation and precision....   [tags: experiment, affects, attitude, legalization]
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Politics and International Policies for Women - ... With deontological ethics you cannot attack noncombatants during wartime in other words people are never to be used as a means to an end; however, these sanctions imposed by the U.S. has used people as a means to an end, which can be tied to the aforementioned—sanctions target economies as a whole. In regards to utilitarianism, it argues that the actual act of sanctions is unjustified because they limit the opportunity for the advancement of humanity. Human rights analysts would say that the lack of prosperity is essentially hurting the Cuban people and limits their basis human rights....   [tags: ethics, economy, violence] 579 words
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Expanding Access to the International Baccalaureate - Introduction The demand for a new paradigm of education organised on the principles of educating students for global citizenship, and providing them with the skills to adapt to a sea of global change, has resulted in the rapid growth of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). The IBOs success as a key global player within the field of international education has subsequently given rise to its own set of challenges, dilemmas and strategic imperatives. One of the most pressing strategic challenges of the organisation is opening up the access of its programs to those disadvantaged through economic or geographic disparities....   [tags: IB Diploma Programme]
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The Diverse Factors of International Terrorism - International Terrorism Introduction The world today is faced by various security challenges including and not limited to terrorism. In this regard, several nations across the globe have come up with various mitigation strategies such as tightening immigration laws in order to counter terrorism. On this background, the term terrorism elicits mixed definitions from diverse schools of thought. This research paper therefore provides an in-depth analysis of terrorism ranging from definition, composition, structure and the justification of terrorism actions....   [tags: violence, religion, ethnicity ] 2189 words
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International Law and Border Control - In 1780, the term “international law” was created and first used by Jeremy Bentham in his Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. Since about 1840, in the English and Romance Languages it has replaced the older terminology of ‘law of nations’ or ‘droit de gens’ which can be traced back to the Roman concept of ius gentium and the writings of Cicero. Since its inception, there have been different definitions offered to define the term “international law”. For example, Bentham himself defined international law as the law which relates to the mutual transactions between sovereigns as such....   [tags: Immigration] 2154 words
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International Adoption and Open Adoption - January 12th, 2010 is a day in Haiti history that no one will forget; a 7.3 magnitude earthquake left a huge impact on Haiti. In the wake of this devastating earthquake hundreds of children were left without families. “International adoption agencies, adoption advocacy groups, and government Web sites were overwhelmed by calls and e-mails” (Seabrook). Within days of the earthquake, many American families began inquiring about adopting a child from Haiti. A selfless act like adoption turned into a controversy over human rights and caused many to voice concerns about adopting internationally....   [tags: basic child/human rights]
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Human Nature in International Relations - Human nature is that quality that sets us apart from other living things; it is the definition of what we are. The concept of human nature in international relations is embedded in the theories of international relations. Every International relations theory has its specific assumptions about human nature. The basic premise of these theories has its roots in human nature because in understanding the world and how it works, human nature is first considered. Philosophers maintain that in order for a political theory to hold any weight, it must first explain the concept of human nature....   [tags: theory, realism, constructism, human nature] 602 words
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Revolutionary Traditions: The First International - Revolutionary Traditions 13 December 2013 5 3. Write an analysis of the debate within ONE the following THREE revolutionary periods on the role of the State and the correct attitude of revolutionaries toward the State. THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL 1864-1876. See especially Karl Marx and Bakunin and the “First International” Section of the Marxist Internet Archive. The First International was an organisation set up with the aim of bringing together political organisations and trade unions from different countries....   [tags: revolution, Karl Marx, Mikhail Bakunin, IWA]
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The Theory of International Trade - Free Trade The concept of that all countries will be benefited from the international, no matter what the circumstances are, that was one of the facts that all economists have been talking about. The theory of international trade relied on comparative advantage; the well-known feature that advantages countries took a part in the commercial trade. But the traditional theory of international trade, forced some of restricted conditions to the analysis of the international trade, for example, the concept of perfect competition and constant returns....   [tags: monopoly, free trade]
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