Open to anyone with an interest in historical and contemporary movements of people, ideas, cultures and goods across boundaries. The aim is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations on a wide range of topics of transnational and global significance. These may include but are not necessarily limited to migration, trade, development, empire, consumption, food, sport, languages, literature, religion, technology, sexuality, law, health and environment.
Acknowledging the central role art from around the globe played in the production of the modern, this seminar will engage with the emergent art historical, methodological, and theoretical literature shaping the history of modern art after the global turn. Particular case studies of regional art movements (in e.g. Cuba, Brazil, India, Japan, Iran,…[Read more]
Artists around the world grappled with the modern, working through local concerns and struggles but continually engaged with counterparts in Europe, North America, and across the “global South.” This course will introduce art, artists, movements, and institutions of modernism from approximately 1880 to the present and from outside of the nor…[Read more]
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited Bashar H. Malkawi, The Contents and Features of Dispute Settlement under US-Jordan FTA: An Appraisal in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week ago
In the area of dispute resolution, the U.S. FTAs with Arab countries share some commonalities. However, the US – JO FTA clearly differs from other U.S. FTAs with Arab countries. Areas of difference include treatment of perishable goods, appeal, panel report, and implementation of panel report. The dispute settlement mechanism in the US – JO FTA…[Read more]
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) includes several provisions concerning trade facilitation such as advance ruling, duty drawback, use of information technology, post clearance audit, and single window.One important aspect of USMCA is the inclusion of de minimis threshold for imports. De minimis is a valuation ceiling for goods…[Read more]
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited Bashar H. Malkawi, Digitalization of Trade in Free Trade Agreements with Reference to the WTO and the USMCA: A Closer Look in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week ago
The question this article addresses is how the WTO supports and deals with digital trade. This article briefly discusses the historical advancement of the Internet, defines the concept of digital trade and its development in the international market. The article then analyzes how existing WTO agreements have dealt with digital trade. The article…[Read more]
Arab countries are attempting to broaden their engagement in the multilateral trading system in a manner that has many implications. Not only have some Arab countries either acceded or are in the pipeline of acceding to the World Trade Organization (WTO), but their new commitments coincide with reorientations in their economic strategies. The…[Read more]
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited The Intellectual Property Provisions of the United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement: Template or Not Template in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week ago
The objective of this article is to examine the implications of the intellectual property provisions in the US–Jordan Free Trade Agreement (US–JO FTA) and whether they serve as a template for other Arab countries who will be concluding free trade agreements with the USA. My claim in this article is that the intellectual property part of the US–…[Read more]
E-commerce offers economy-wide benefits. World Trade Organization (WTO) members recognized the benefits e-commerce offers and have developed a work program to facilitate the development of e-commerce. However, WTO efforts to facilitate e-commerce have stalled, leading to a slower than anticipated progress.
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited Bashar H. Malkawi, Reflections on Exclusivity and Termination of Commercial Agency in Jordan: The Intertwining of Domestic Regulation and International Trade Law in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week ago
The Jordanian Law of Commercial Agents and Intermediaries No. 28 of 2001 covers all forms of sale contracts through intermediaries. This law provides express restrictions and protective provisions on the conduct by local agents of internal commercial agency activities. However, these statutory protections are granted only to registered agencies…[Read more]
While acknowledging the difficulties cities face, Leading the Inclusive City mounts a powerful case that cities do have tools at their disposal for ameliorating inequality, advancing social justice, promoting environmental responsibility, and bolstering community empowerment. Susan Marie Martin thinks citizens of all cities will find this book…[Read more]
Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects. Susan Marie Martin finds the author’s writing style, which includes historical ironies, and parallels between concepts and lived experience, have created a text accessible to a broad, curious readership.
Rashmi Gajare deposited Understanding ‘Othering’ mechanisms: Perils of ‘assimilation’ policies for migrant populations in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
In an ideal society, all inhabitants would be treated equally, but in reality there are divisions with groups of varying dominance, whether clear or hidden. Usually the dominant groups, powerful either by political, cultural or social hegemony create the narrative of ‘otherness’ and pass laws, some of which could be discriminatory. This is esp…[Read more]
Starting from the critique of Enlightenment from Horkheimer/Adorno to Foucault, this essay discusses implications of such critique for the most eminent figure of Serb enlightenment, Dimitrije (Dositej) Obradović. Topics: Politics towards Josef II’ enlightened despotism, the misunderstanding about Obradovic’ championship of a popular literary…[Read more]
Populärwissenschaftliche Darstellung der Geschichte der deutsch-slovenischen Diglossie in Innerösterreich im 16. und 17. Jh.
Gaining access through musical practices.
Kiril Dimitrov deposited SOME FACETS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS IN BULGARIA AFTER THE PRIVATIZATION in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
The current article presents a part of the results of empirical survey, conducted to explore the condition of human resource management in the privatized industrial organizations in our country. The generated results may assist the surveyed companies’ managers in their pursuit of high level organization’s competitiveness after Bulgaria’s unifi…[Read more]
Kiril Dimitrov deposited SEVERAL NORMS AND BELIEFS, DEFINING THE ATTITUDE TO HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
The current article reveals: the role of three norms from the environment, in which Bulgarian industrial enterprises operate; and the role of three beliefs, disseminated among the managers of these organizations. It is considered that their joint influence hampers the achievement of sustainable competitive advantage through human resources by the…[Read more]
This article presents the results of a survey of corporate social responsibility activities, undertaken by a group of business entities in Bulgaria in the context of great political, economic and cultural changes that the country has been passing through from 1990 up to date, and that affected the organizational behaviour of locally operating…[Read more]
Kiril Dimitrov deposited THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PREFERRED STRATEGIC POSTURES BY BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES IN THE WORLD FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
This article presents the results of a survey of Bulgarian industrial organizations with respect to their clashes with the world financial and economic crisis’s effects on local economy. The crisis manifestations under business environment specificity factors and important cultural aspects of dominating managerial behavior in these companies are d…[Read more]
Kiril Dimitrov deposited THE STRATEGIC MOVES OF SUCCEEDING COMPANIES IN BULGARIA MIDST THE WORLD FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
The current article is aimed at surveying the strategic moves of high performing local industrial organizations that officially shared some aspects of their business achievements with local communities, participating in the surveys of leading periodicals in Bulgaria. It reveals that business success is possible even in the economic industries most…[Read more]
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