Economy, Politics and Governance Challenges for the 21st Century


Víctor M. González-Sánchez (Editor)
National University of Distance Education. Department of Applied Economy, Paseo Senda del Rey, Madrid, Spain

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS069000

The main objective of this book is to analyze some of the major challenges of the world during the twenty-first century from a multidisciplinary perspective. Global problems do not always have a unique approach, and the study of these problems requires a research effort based on a rigorous and understandable methodology. From this idea, the works contained in each chapter demonstrate the existence of significant links between economics, politics and governance. This book is divided based on these three subjects.

One part of the book contains a study of the global economic situation and its existing inequalities. From there, some challenges related to matters such as entrepreneurship and financial literacy will be addressed. On the other hand, political inequality and democratic shortcomings — along with the international geopolitical reality — are the common thread that tie together other chapters of the book. Both a national perspective and regional cross comparison are present within this book. Finally, different analyses related to governance complete the third block of this catalog. In this regard, the important influence that the economy and functioning policies have on the governance of states and decision making processes is noted.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Regional Governance from a Comparative Perspective
(Detlef Nolte, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany)

Chapter 2
State and Society in the Transnational Space
(Wolfgang Hein, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany)

Chapter 3
Analysis of Global and Regional Convergence from an International Economic Perspective
(Víctor M. González-Sánchez, UNED – National University of Distance Education, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 4
Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion: A Double Challenge for Public Sector
(Susana de los Ríos-Sastre, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 5
Does University Education Develop Entrepreneurial Qualities?
(Sylvia Rohlfer and Sergio Pulgarin, CUNEF – Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros, Calle Leonardo Prieto Castro, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 6
State-Formation and Patterns of Violence: A Cross Regional Comparison
(Sabine Kurtenbach, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany)

Chapter 7
Between Independence and Control: Recent Developments within the Judiciary in Latin America
(Cordula Tibi Weber and Mariana Llanos, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, Germany)

Chapter 8
China-Cuba Relations in the 21st Century
(Adrian H. Hearn, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)

Chapter 9
Subnational Authoritarian Enclaves and their Impact on National Democratic Rule: Evidence from Mexico
(Allyson Lucinda Benton, CIDE Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico D. F., Mexico)

Chapter 10
State and Society Structural Distance and Measurements: An Empirical Analysis of China’s National Business Associations
(Long Ningli, China Center for Comparative Politics & Economics, Beijing, China)

Chapter 11
A Methodology for Economic Analysis of Water Reuse Projects. The Case of the City of Barcelona
(Oriana Correia, Óscar Alfranca and Luis Seguí, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)

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