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2011-01-11 22:00:00

Hong Kong still tops Heritage/Wall Street Journal Index, but Singapore closes in; Rwanda earns "Most Improved" WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though faced with continuing fiscal challenges, more countries embraced greater economic freedom than shied away from it last year, according to the latest Index of Economic Freedom, released today by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. The Index registered a widespread rebound for 2010, as the average score...

2008-09-02 03:00:00

By Kinchy, Abby J Kleinman, Daniel Lee; Autry, Robyn ABSTRACT This study challenges the assumption that abstract "globalization" forces are driving transformations in the relationships between states and markets. Employing three cases of policy debate regarding the regulation of agricultural biotechnology (ag-biotech), we examine the role of discourse in the formation of neoliberal regulatory schemes. We show that one important mechanism for the successful institutionalization of...

2008-06-24 03:00:14

By Lawson, Neal There is a paradox at the centre of modern politics, and the Labour Party must grasp it, writes NealLawson As the new Labour project comes to a shuddering halt, attempts by the Blairites to revive it throw into stark relief two contrasting possible directions for the the Labour Party. Most recently and notably, those who want to salvage the wreckage of new Labour have called on the party to "liberalise or die". But what type of liberty do they mean? The answer the party...

2006-05-12 10:46:48

By William Schomberg and Boris Groendahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The leftist presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia resisted calls by European and fellow Latin American leaders on Friday to soften their hard-line policies on foreign investment, energy and trade. Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and his new ally Evo Morales of Bolivia, both running countries with increasingly important energy supplies, dominated the summit of about 60 heads of state which should have focused on new trade and...

2006-05-12 08:24:15

By William Schomberg and Boris Groendahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The leftist presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia confronted European and Latin American leaders with their brand of socialism on Friday, claiming a new era had dawned on their continent. Hugo Chavez, who once led a failed coup attempt before winning power via the ballot box, condemned the pro-market policies which many Latin American states have adopted in the last 20 years but are increasingly out of favor with voters....

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