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Economic transactions, Emerging States, Energy / Natural resources, Globalization, International organizations, Markets / Finance, Multinational corporations, Political economy, Poverty, Privatizations, Regional integration, Transnational actors, Les dossiers du CERI
La coopération internationale dans le secteur de l’armement. Apports et critiques de la littérature à la lumière du cas français
Defense policy, Europeanization, France, Multinational corporations, Political economy, Theory of International Relations, Questions de recherche
Samuel B. H. Faure
This article focuses on the decision-making dilemma of arms procurement policy. Why does a State decide sometimes to cooperate internationally with other States and their defense industries, to buy military goods such as jet fighters, tanks and warships, and why does it decide sometimes to not cooperate and prefers autarky? To answer this Research Question, this article brings in the form of a literature review, all the contributions in political science (almost hundred references) that explain this decisional variation. The aim is to map all explanatory models of this dilemma by testing their theoretical and methodological proposals on the case of France, to identify their main contributions and their weakness.
Central and Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, Democratization, Governance, Multinational corporations, Politics / Political Systems, Les dossiers du CERI
China, Economic transactions, Emerging States, Globalization, Markets / Finance, Multinational corporations, NGOs / Civil society, North-East Asia, Politics / Political Systems, Poverty, Social policy, Les études du CERI
Stéphanie Balme, Jean-Luc Domenach, Jean-Louis Rocca, Yuxin Jiang, Martine Le Boulaire, Denis Segrestin
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Caucasus / Central Asia, Economic transactions, Economy, Energy / Natural resources, Foreign policy, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Markets / Finance, Multinational corporations, Nationalism, Political economy, Privatizations, Regional integration, Regulation, Russia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Trade, Transnational, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Les études du CERI
Jean-Pierre Pagé (dir.)
Tableau de bord des pays d’Europe centrale et orientale et d’Eurasie 2013 (Volume 1 : Europe centrale et orientale)
Albania, Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Economic transactions, Economy, Energy / Natural resources, Estonia, European Union, Europeanization, Former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Markets / Finance, Montenegro, Multilateralism, Multinational corporations, Nationalism, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Western Europe, Les études du CERI
Jean-Pierre Pagé (dir.)
Defense policy, France, Governance, Multinational corporations, Political economy, Political order, Security policy, Western Europe, Les dossiers du CERI
Martial Foucault, Renaud Bellais
Bahrain, Collective mobilizations, Identities, Kuwait, Middle East, Multinational corporations, NGOs / Civil society, Oman, Political economy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Social policy, State, United Arab Emirates, Les études du CERI
During the first decade of the 21st century the Gulf States undertook reforms of their social policies based on the generous redistribution of hydrocarbon profits. One of the elements of the redistribution was to guarantee of employment. Beginning in the 1990s rising unemployment indicated that the traditional employment policies were ineffective, generating social tensions as evidenced in the "Arab spring". The goal of the reforms is to move nationals into salaried jobs in the private sector, currently held largely by foreign workers. The change is strongly opposed by business executives and local entrepreneurs. Having become accustomed to inexpensive foreign workers they object to the increased costs entailed by the reforms. The royal families are thus obliged to negotiate between the interests of the private sector, often aligned with their own, and the dissatisfaction of the young, the group most impacted by unemployment and the key players in the protests that erupted in 2011 in Bahrain, Saudi-Arabia and Oman.
Energy / Natural resources, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Multinational corporations, Political economy, State, Venezuela, Les études du CERI
Latin America's national oil companies, created at various times during the twentieth century, have each evolved in a different way. The two main companies – Petroleos de Mexico (Pemex) and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) – provide excellent illustrations of the rich diversity of organizational and industrial development. Many factors – such as the importance of earth quakes – explain the diversity.
Nevertheless, the role of governments during the period of nationalizations is key. It was then that the relationships between the owners of natural resources, public operators, regulators, the finance ministries, and international operators were defined. This process shaped the companies' institutional structures (path dependency) and set the parameters for future entrepreneurial dynamism. The path by which each of these enterprises developed continues to affect their culture as evidenced by the recent reforms which attempted to restructure Pemex and PDVSA.
Les entreprises françaises et allemandes en Chine : des pratiques de management contrastées dans un contexte en mutation
China, Democratization, Globalization, Multinational corporations, North-East Asia, Political economy, Politics / Political Systems, Social policy, Les études du CERI
Rémi Bourguignon, Solène Hazouard, Martine Le Boulaire