In line with issues of trade, exchange rates, and the environment, the issue of international governance is of great importance within our work. Our publications and events deal with the many forums of international cooperation, especially those focused on economic issues (G20/G8, WTO, IMF, WB, UN) and the environment, and follows debates linked to global regulation, international norms, multilateral institutions, and to the many bilateral and multilateral agreements in use today (FTA, international treaties, bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, etc.).
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Monday 02 July 2012
Even if some documents have indicated that the term "governance" originated in France during the Middle Ages, it has progressively disappeared from French, reappeared in English language, which still uses the word. But the concept emerged in a more significant fashion in the 1990s; while globalization was developping. Is governance a purely Western concept, invented by Western countries in order to influence the direction that globalization would take? How do non-Western countries (China and Africa, for example) understand, utilize, and assimilate the concept?
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Tuesday 10 April 2012 - Asia Debates
China and India are strategic rivals. India and Brazil denounce China's monetary manipulations (while they pursue a mercantalism that is increasingly important). .....