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The Political Economy of Tourism Liberalization, Gender and the GATS

Global Women's Project | Wed, Nov 13, 2002

The Political Economy of Tourism Liberalization, Gender and the GATS

"This paper gives comprehensive background on the political economy of tourism in countries of the North and the South, both in a historic and a current context. The first section of this paper highlights some of the contradictory aspects of ‘tourism development' and economic development from a historical perspective. Section II examines tourism and development from the perspective of social and gender equity. Section III examines the impacts of tourism liberalization, with a particular focus on the implications of the major instrument of liberalization in the tourism sector, the GATS. Following this discussion Williams rounds out the paper with a return to the gender implications of GATS-driven tourism liberalization. This paper was released as the second paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade. "
Coherence Between Trade and Financial Policies: Summary of Issues and Agenda (September 2002)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Oct 10, 2002

Coherence Between Trade and Financial Policies: Summary of Issues and Agenda (September 2002)

This paper,prepared as a background for a briefing and strategy session on Coherence between trade and finance carried out at the Center of Concern in Washington, DC on September 28, 2002, outlines a number of research and advocacy issues that civil society orgazations dealing with trade and finance should start addressing.

We Grieve Still...:  A Personal Meditation

Center of Concern | Thu, Sep 19, 2002

We Grieve Still...: A Personal Meditation

On the morning of September 11, 2001, thousands died in terror and tens of thousands of families were ripped apart. The comfortable and comforting illusion of invulnerability securing the busy daily lives of most U.S. residents was suddenly and dramatically exploded. . . .  The symbolic meaning of the date–9-11–was not lost on us: we were in a state of emergency. We needed help.
When A Terrible Situation Gets Worse: The Crisis in Argentina

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 3, 2002

When A Terrible Situation Gets Worse: The Crisis in Argentina

"Alexandra Spieldoch, of the Center of Concern's Global Women's Project, spent three months in Argentina working with the Latin American Gender and Trade Network and other Argentine colleagues. While there, she interviewed a number of experts on their perspectives on the Argentine crisis and took part in dialogues, seminars and demonstrations on this subject. This paper presents the information she collected while in Argentina and offers a critical analysis of the situation, along with the social and gender impacts and lessons learned there. This paper was released as the third paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade."
Can There be a Civilized Solution for Debtor Countries? (2002)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 24, 2002

Can There be a Civilized Solution for Debtor Countries? (2002)

In most countries, when a company goes insolvent it can file for bankruptcy before an independent judicial body. Thereby it can compel the collectivity of debtors to restructure its debt and continue to grow. However, there is as yet no independent body where debtor countries that face insolvency could initiate a timely process for an orderly debt restructuring.

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