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Transnational Organized Crime and the Drug Business

Description: This study analyzes the activities of the organized crime groups involved in the drug business, as well as examining national and international efforts to control these groups. Specifically, this study addresses the following questions: How is organized crime connected to the international drug business?; What are the major transnational organized crime groups involved in the international drug business?; What is the nature of the drug problem as it relates to organized crime internationally?; What international cooperative law enforcement efforts currently exist to deal with organized crime and the drug business? Findings indicate that efforts to create an effective international law enforcement network are needed to meet the challenges of drug trafficking and globalized crime. To date, such efforts have largely been unsuccessful.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Aksakal, Baris
Partner: UNT Libraries

Globalization: Observations on Federal Activities Related to Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The trend toward globalization has intensified the debate about the proper role of business and government in global "corporate social responsibility" (CSR), which involves business efforts to address the social and environmental concerns associated with business operations. The growth in global trade and the dramatic increase in foreign direct investment in developing countries raise questions regarding CSR-related issues such as labor, environment, and human rights. U.S. firms with operations in many countries employ millions of foreign workers and conduct a range of CSR activities to address these issues. However, there is controversy as to the proper government role. GAO describes (1) federal agency policies and programs relating to global CSR and (2) different perspectives regarding the appropriate U.S. government role in corporate global CSR efforts."
Date: September 28, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Domestic Politics of Entering International Communities: An Exploratory Analysis

Description: In the last thirty years, there has been a significant increase in the globalization process, or as other refer to it, the internationalization, free trade, or liberalization. This trend was reflected in the increasing number of newly formed international organization (economic and security) as well as in the increased membership in the already existing ones. The evidence of this trend has been particularly visible since the end of the Cold War, when the race of the Eastern European countries to enter international organizations has been as competitive as ever. Nonetheless, a number of countries, upon careful evaluation and consideration of membership, has opted out of the opportunity to enter such international agreements. The question that this paper addresses is how do countries decided whether to enter or not international organizations? In other words, what elements, processes, and motives lie behind the decision of countries to commit to a new membership? Most of the studies that have addressed this topic have done so from an international perspective as they addressed the politics between countries, as well as the costs and benefits in terms of power, sovereignty, and national income once in the organizations. This paper, on the other hand, approaches the issue from a comparative perspective, both economic and political. It attempts to answer the research question by looking at the domestic sources of decision -making and how they influence this decision. Namely, a decision to become more open to trade has several implications for a country, depending on its size, and already established trade openness, among other factors. The impact of increased openness will most seriously affect the domestic players, both negatively and positively. Thus, in considering the impact that the policy could have on their welfare, players align their interests in order to express their preferences on the issue ...
Date: May 2003
Creator: Radin, Dagmar
Partner: UNT Libraries

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Chance Dunlap

Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Chance Dunlap.
Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Dunlap, Chance
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Personal Response to Digital Frontiers Roundtable: Michael Blair

Description: This response paper is for Dr. Jennifer Way's graduate art history seminar on 20th-21st century art. Students in Way's seminar attended 'Social Media and Digital Communities: A Roundtable Discussion,' a session featured at the Digital Frontiers 2012 conference. Way charged her students with writing a short paper to explore connections between the roundtable and their seminar studies. What follows is a short paper by graduate student, Michael Blair.
Date: September 21, 2012
Creator: Blair, Michael
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bollywood and Beyond: Hinduism Changing the World

Description: Article discussing research on the ideals of Hinduism, such as pluralism, dharma, ritam, and nonviolence holding important lessons for the future of Hinduism in particular and for humanity in general.
Date: June 28, 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Gender and globalization through film: A Wiki course

Description: Poster presented as part of the 2012 University Forum on Teaching & Learning at UNT. This poster discusses a learning activity with a Wiki course on gender and globalization through film. The course aims to help students understand how existing gender inequalities are challenged and furthered by processes of international development and globalization.
Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Altiok, Özlem
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Our Planet : Connected Dreams - Globalization and the Environment

Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue presents both positive and negative views of globalization, and explores a new model of sustainable globalization.
Date: February 2007
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Our Planet : Green Economy - The New Big Deal

Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to so called "Green Economy" measures such as large public transportation plans, tree planting programs, and government policies that provide incentives for improving energy efficiency.
Date: February 2009
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Sights and Sounds of the Mysterious Side of Myself

Description: This film is an autobiographical documentary which tells the story of the process of documenting the filmmaker's trip to his land of heritage. As his plans for his journey and film begin to go awry, he begins to question the entire process of trying to connect with nation and place.
Date: August 2009
Creator: Dojs, Marek Ryszard
Partner: UNT Libraries

Towards Sustainable Global Health

Description: Global health has in recent years drawn increasing scientific, political and popular attention not only due to global epidemics themselves,but also because of the social activities and environmental conditions that shape health threats and influence those who are affected. The study dealswith the issue of 'Sustainable Global Health'which has evolved from the realization that there will be no alleviation of poverty without success in control of serious public health threats, no economic prosperity and sustainability without a healthy workforce, and no social stability and peace as long as people have to suffer from insufficient health services, from malnutrition, from HIV/AIDS pandemics, or from lack of safe water. The study addresses a broad range of issues related to human health at regional and global levels. It includes the theme of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a tool for the private sector to exercise responsibility and interest in using the workplaces as a route and as means for education, and for a wide participation of every citizen in securing his or her individual health and well-being. Highlighted throughout the study are integrated approaches towards sustainable health.These approaches shed light on both the importance of multilevel health governance and the understanding of human health as an issue of human security in responding to health threats. Furthermore,the study emphasizes the links between the phenomena of global environmental change, which often further increases pressure on health systems, and the crucial role urban areas play in this realm.
Date: 2008
Creator: Exner, Martin; Klein, Günter; Rechkemmer, Andreas & Schmidt, Falk
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Legacy of Stalinism in Modern Russia: Historical Trauma, Memory and Forgetting

Description: This poster presentation discusses research on a transformative instructional initiative on globalizing curriculum. The project involved students learning about the legacy of Stalinism in modern Russia and connecting students to their virtual peers in Russia via the internet.
Date: April 12, 2013
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

The Global Expansion of Transnational Retailers: A Case Study of the Localization Strategy of Costco in Taiwan

Description: This research focuses on the global expansion of the transnational retail industry. Globalization is a phenomenon experienced by many industries in the present global economy. The global production network (GPN) framework can be used to explain and interpret the phenomenon of transnational firms' adaptation strategies. Due to market saturation in their home countries, retailers began to expand into East Asia in the 1980s. However, cultural differences and legislative limitations created barriers and restrictions for the transnational retailers making this transition. How do firms overcome these challenges? Through a case study of Costco in Taiwan, this research investigates the ways in which retailers adapt their strategies with regard to three concerns: site decisions, product mix selection, and supply network consolidation. The results shows that Costco opted for a strategy of lesser localization in all three domains. This research provides evidence to support this characterization along with examples of Costco's localization strategies via a case study and focuses on the issue of the balance between localization and standardization in the GPN framework.
Date: December 2010
Creator: Yeh, YunLung
Partner: UNT Libraries

Globalization: Numerous Federal Activities Complement U.S. Business's Global Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

Description: A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The trend toward globalization has intensified the debate about the proper role of business and government in global "corporate social responsibility" (CSR),which involves business efforts to address the social and environmental concerns associated with business operations. The growth in global trade and the dramatic increase in foreign direct investment in developing countries raise questions regarding CSR-related issues such as labor, environment, and human rights. U.S. firms with operations in many countries employ millions of foreign workers and conduct a range of CSR activities to address these issues. However, there is controversy as to the proper government role. GAO describes (1) federal agency policies and programs relating to global CSR and (2) different perspectives regarding the appropriate U.S. government role and views on the impact of current federal activities on corporate global CSR efforts."
Date: August 8, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dr. Ussama Makdisi Lecture: The Invention of Sectarianism as a Problem of the Middle East [audio]

Description: This audio recording is from the University of North Texas Global Studies Faculty Seminar visiting speaker series. This audio features a presentation by Dr. Ussama Makdisi, professor of history at Rice University and Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies.
Date: April 24, 2014
Creator: Makdisi, Ussama Samir, 1968- & Bose, Neilesh
Item Type: Sound
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Introduction: International Information Issues and ASIS&T

Description: Article introducing a special section of the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) featuring interviews, discussions of ASIS&T chapters and SIGs roles, networking activities, and past and current organizational initiatives.
Date: Summer 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT Libraries

Care and Health

Description: Encyclopedia article in the 'International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology' discussing health care, globalization and health, and the effect of the economy on the structure of the health care system.
Date: December 17, 2005
Creator: Eve, Susan Brown
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Globalization: A Good Thing?

Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholar Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the impact of globalization on Chile.
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Taboada, Sara & Eve, Susan Brown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Honors College