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Country of Origin

A Law and Economics Approach to the Concept of Made in Australia

Eul, J,
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In the 1970s Globalisation became the all embracing idea. Human activities from politics to social policy and culture were perceived principally through the prism of economics, which once released from government interference, would find its own balance (Ralston 2005, 35). However, today often consumers and retailers were asking: „What is actually still made in Australia?“ Consequently the monograph endeavours to address two aspects of Made in Australia, that is from the viewpoint of Economic Policy to foster the well-being of its citizens and additionally from the viewpoint of Law in the sense of regulating the term Made in Australia. Several authors have contributed different aspects to the overall matter „Country of Origin“ from examples of buying national campaigns in different countries, to the history of Australian international trade and to judicial assessments of the term Made in Australia as well as the regulations of „Country of Origin“ through the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Another aspect is whether the Australian economy should retain a „Safety Net“ with essential products, produces and services Made in Australia for economic crises? This economic policy with all its implications is vital for a large country, even given the fact of a population of roughly 20 million people, which is often regarded as too small for such a policy. It might be argued that the Australian economy is losing essential manufacturing and services industries by shifting them overseas, and subsequently Australia might become a „quarry“ with some farming and tourism.


Titel: Country of Origin
Autoren/Herausgeber: Wolfgang Ch Fischer, Kenneth K Mwenda (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1., Aufl.

ISBN/EAN: 9783899365856

Seitenzahl: 130
Format: 21 x 14,8 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 224 g
Sprache: Englisch

Wolfgang Chr. Fischer studied Economics, History and Law at the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, and at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. He was awarded Dr. rer. pol. (Doctorate in Economics) in 1971 from the Faculty of Law & Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, where he had been Academic Assistant at the Institute of Economic Policy. From 1975 until his retirement in 2000 he had been University Professor of Economics, specialised in Consumer Affairs, at the University of Bremen. He was Visiting Professor among other universities at the University of San Francisco and the University of Guelph, Canada. Currently he is Adjunct Professor of Economics in the School of Law at James Cook University, Australia.
Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda is Senior Counsel in the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank, Washington DC, USA. A Rhodes Scholar, he is former Law Lecturer at the University of Warwick, UK. He has also served as Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Zambia and the University of Miskolc, Hungary. He holds, among other qualifications, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Zambia, a postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL/MPhil) degree from Oxford University, UK, a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from the University of Hull, UK, and a PhD in Corporate Law from the University of Warwick, UK.

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