An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs by Ewan W. Anderson, Liam D. Anderson

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By Ewan W. Anderson, Liam D. Anderson

The center East is a massive concentration of worldwide curiosity. This atlas offers obtainable, concisely written entries at the most crucial present concerns within the heart East, combining maps with their geopolitical heritage. offering a transparent context for research of key issues, it comprises historical past subject matters, the location of the center East on this planet and profiles of the constituent nations. beneficial properties contain: in actual fact and thematically geared up sections protecting the ongoing value of the center East, the historical past, primary matters, the states and the the most important matters relating to the world unique maps built-in into the textual content, putting foreign matters and conflicts of their geographical contexts case reviews and targeted research of every kingdom, whole with suitable data and key proof assurance of basic concerns resembling: water scarcity the petroleum undefined conflicts and boundary concerns a entire extra interpreting part, permitting scholars to hide the subject in additional intensity. A beneficial advent to undergraduate scholars of political technological know-how and center East reports and designed as a major instructing relief for classes relating to the center East within the parts of politics, background, geography, economics and army stories, this e-book is additionally a great reference resource for libraries and an individual drawn to those fields.

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Global trade liberalization had enabled firms to rationalize production by creating mega factories to serve emerging markets as well as their more traditional customers in the economic core. As a result, Brazil, China, Mexico, Russia, India and Turkey emerged as major hubs for manufacturers (Nichols & Cam 2005). These corporations used think-tanks to politically advocate free trade to ensure that this global dynamic was feasible (Cockett 1994). The white goods industry essentially competes on the basis of volume and is highly concentrated.

In 1959 they produced Korea’s first radio. After the 1961 coup, Park Chung Hee committed to assisting companies such as Samsung and Goldstar, who were successful in the by-now saturated local market, to focus on developing export markets with government assistance (Cumings 1997: 311–312). Goldstar exported its radios from 1962 onwards to the USA and Hong Kong. In 1965 Goldstar produced Korea’s first refrigerator and in 1966 its first black and white television set. In 1968 air conditioners followed and in 1969 Korea’s first washing machine was manufactured.

The survey was complemented by simultaneous in-depth interviews with key actors: trade union leaders, local government officials, community workers and activists. These interviews are listed in the bibliography along with the interviews we have conducted on labour internationalism. An additional part of our research strategy was ongoing observation of working life in the three sites as well as intensive participant observation in SIGTUR over a six-year period. An important part of our research strategy is our engagement with the local union structures through ongoing report-backs, both formal and informal, at different stages of the research.

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