Call for Papers- Emerging India
JIOR is making a call for papers for a special issue focusing primarily on India, its growing role in the region and how it is influencing changing dynamics in the region. The issue is planned for publication in December 2016.
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Potential topics include, but are certainly not limited to, analyzing the impact of
- the diverse effects of treaties with Africa;
- trade or development policies conceived by nation states, multilateral organizations or NGO’s;
- specific economic mechanisms such as micro-financing and fair trade;
- issues of land grabbing;
- the proliferation of informal vs formal trade;
- political policy making and urban development planning;
- changes in the built or natural environment;
- physical and psychosocial well-being, particularly of vulnerable groups or minority populations;
- changing socio-cultural patterns, behavior and conceptions of modernity;
- the role and responsibility between trade partners, the state, and private citizens;
- the reactions and responses within different groups of societal actors.
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A two year position as Post-doctoral Research Associate is currently being advertised at the Queen Mary University of London. It is part of an ESRC-funded project on EU Free Trade Agreements and labour standards, and will involve fieldwork in Western and Eastern Europe.
The closing date is 16 April 2015. More details are available here: http://www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/items/150733.html
The inaugural seminar for this series on FTAs will be held at the University of Keele on 22-23 January 2015.
The opposition to TTIP is gathering pace. A concerted effort has been focused on the landing page which represents a large swathe of left-leaning political groups in the UK. There was also plenty of robust discussion on the subject of FTAs at the recent Open Rights Group conference, ORGcon, held in London in November.
The Washington Times reports that US republicans are fearful of granting the president special authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, casting doubt on the possibility of a timely agreement.