Transnational Commercial Law

Instructions In order to create a legal framework which supports transnational commerce, the focus should be on a bottom-up approach to ensure that the needs of commerce are properly taken into account. Failing that, one should do more to promote the lex mercatoria. Top-down approaches do not facilitate transnational commerce. Discuss. The main text book used for the module are: Goode, Kronke, Mckendrick and Wool, Transnational Commercial Law (Oxford University Press, 2007); and Goode, Kronke, Mckendrick and Wool, Transnational Commercial Law – Primary Materials (Oxford University Press, 2007) Ready Paper Excerpt Transnational Commercial Law The laws controlling international business transactions have an extensive impact. As markets become gradually globalized, companies of all designs become global. The exchange of human resources, services, and goods across national borders ceased to be the reserve of extensive multinational businesses and intercontinental corporations. International commercial laws can influence any industrial entity with several interactions that go beyond national borders. Transnational commercial law or international commercial law refers to the body of regulations that dictate global sale transactions[1]. Transactions can only qualify to be transnational if they apply to more than one country. After World War II, international trade has developed considerably as more and more…

British Government Policy to Address Health Inequalities

Instructions A critical evaluation of British government policy to address health inequalities since 1997 The following points are considered when writing the essay (this is not an exhaustive list of all issues discussed) Acheson report 1998 Health white papers Social exclusion/ regeneration agenda Examples of initiatives Marmot review. Current coalition government policies Future public health delivery arrangements Ready Paper Excerpt British Government Policy to Address Health Inequalities             Since the early 1990s, many countries have introduced a wide range of policies to improve the sector of public health. In England, for instance, the government inquiry into health inequalities led by Sir Acheson Donald was commissioned to reassess the best policies and strategies that enhance future development in health. The main purpose of this report was to reduce health inequalities in the United Kingdom. The Acheson was the first decision made to improve quality health care in 1997. Studies show that, the inquiry’s report was the best recommendation made by the government to tackle the widespread of health inequalities in England (Media Group Limited 2013, p1). The report sought to describe the policies that foster health equality and examine the policies’ development on health performance and tax reform that would tremendously the…

Persuading and Resisting Persuasion by other People

Instructions How can we persuade, and also resist persuasion by, other people? Answer with reference to psychological research and theory. Ready Paper Excerpt Persuading and Resisting Persuasion by other People Persuasion is a universal component of today’s life while being an ancient art. Tomrala and Petty (2002) define this art as a unique process where messages are crafted and delivered in a way that can change other people’s behaviors or attitude willingly (Tormala & Petty, 2002; Stiff, 2003). Persuasion in this case attempts to influence attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, motivations and intentions. According to Chen & Moore (1992), persuasion not only involves changing attitudes, but it also centers on convincing people not to fall prey to undesirable and unethical influence. In reference to psychological research and theory, this paper hopes to find out how we can persuade, and also resist persuasion by other people. Generally, the main aspect of persuasion is self-persuasion (Pastorino & Doyle, 2012). Psychologists argue that communicators do not change people’s minds. Rather, people decide to alter their own attitudes or resist persuasion (Burch, 2011). Clearly, the subject matter of the persuasion influences the outcome. If the message is inappropriate or the person presenting it is ill prepared,…

Environmental Management – Statoil’s Sustainability Report

Instructions You work as a consultant for a hypothetical organisation named Future Energy Consultants, advising on the environmental management and related activities. You have been requested to write a report which provides a critical analysis of Statoil’s sustainability-related activities (e.g. Statoil’s Sustainability 2011), in order to create a proposal helping the company to avoid possible lawsuits and reduce environmental expenditures, while sustaining the company’s PR. Required Structure 1. Title Page A relevant specific title that reflects the main point of the report The name of the business being evaluated (Statoil) 2. Table of Contents 3. Introduction and Background The case context and the company What are the problems or opportunities? What is the purpose of the proposal? What is the background of the problems or opportunities? What are your sources of information? What is the scope of your proposal? What are the key terms that will be used in the proposal? 4. The Business Case 5. A critical analysis of the measures put in place by Statoil 6. Summary & Conclusion 7. Bibliography Ready Paper Excerpt Statoil’s Sustainability Report Introduction and Background As Energy Consultants, our purpose is to analyse the existing energy usage and offer a detailed report on…

SERVICE LEARNING REPORT – Big picture social justice issue(s)

Instructions Your written report should address at least the following topics: • Identify the big picture social justice issue(s) that the NGO is working to address. Examples may include affordable housing, unemployment, racial segregation, immigration, living wage, etc. • Provide general background information about the social justice issue(s) from the planning perspective. Include information based on theory, empirical research, and practical knowledge, when possible. Consult at least five outside sources and cite these in your report. Strive to integrate and synthesize the background information into a cohesive story. • Explain how the public sectors approaching these issues in the U.S. at the national, state and local levels. Provide examples of programs or policies that exist at each level, explain how they work, who the target audience is, and how services/resources are delivered or allocated. • Provide specific information about the NGO with which you worked. Be sure to describe the organization’s mission, target audience, and modus operandi. Also consider explaining their history, structure, resource base, etc. • Describe your experiences working with the NGO by explaining what you did during your 20 volunteer hours, who you interacted with, what the climate of the NGO was like (hectic, laid‐back, professional, etc.),…

The politics of demolition in the postsocialist Chinese cities

Instructions Identify the politics of demolition in the postsocialist Chinese cities, and address the issue of land speculation in the process of urbanization. Is demolition a necessary step for urbanization and achieving modernity in China? If demolition of urban spaces and building postmodern skyscrapers are symbolically linked to forgetting the socialist past and catching up with the West, would you agree with scholars like Lin Chun on the relevance of socialism in the postsocialist era? Ready Paper Excerpt Chinese Middle Class and Cities Chinese middle class communities are significant and healthy to the Chinese economy and also to the global economy. It has been noted that consumption is largely propelled by the middle class communities. China is growing at the fastest rate in the world. Findings indicate that Chinese consumers have been directly related with the current transformation of the products and the services. It has come to a time that each and every multinational company is eyeing at the Chinese market, basing on the consumerism effect of the middle class societies, china has privileged bureaucrats (“Rethinking the Chinese Model” 254). The Chinese economy is mainly dependent on investments and exports; in the recent decades, the same economy has been…

Competition and Regulation – Australia’s mining industry

Instructions The mining industry has been a major driver of economic growth in Australia in the recent decade and currently accounts for 5 per cent of Australia’s GDP. On July 1, 2012 Australia introduced the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT), which is a tax on profits generated from mining of iron ore and coal. The tax of 30%, levied on the “super profits” from the mining, is to be payed by any mining company with annual profits of $75 million or above. Given the decline in iron ore prices and a slowdown of Chinese economy, what would be the impact of MRRT on the Australian iron ore industry? In your answer, please comment on the structure of the industry, the type of regulation used, factors affecting the industry and state your opinion. Make sure to use relevant diagrams Note: Use relevant concepts and theories from weeks 1-9 to address a contemporary economic policy issue, currently debated in your country. Ready Paper Excerpt Competition and Regulation Introduction Australia’s mining industry has been flourishing in the last few years and has made significant contributions to economic growth. The Minerals resource rent Tax is a taxation strategy imposed by the government on the…

Safelite Glass Company – Labour Economics

Instructions Safelite Glass Company The headquarters of Safelite Glass Corporation is located in Columbus, Ohio and is America’s largest installer of automobile glass. Recently, Safelite, under the direction of CEO, Garen Staglin, and President, John Barlow, instituted a new compensation scheme for the autoglass installers. Until January, 1994, glass installers were paid an hourly wage rate, which did not vary in any direct way with the number of windows that were installed. During 1994 and 1995, installers were shifted from an hourly wage schedule to performance pay – specifically, to a piece rate schedule. Rather than being paid for the number of hours that they worked, installers were now paid for the number of glass units that they installed. The rates varied somewhat, but on average installers were paid $21 per unit installed. At the time that the piece rates were instituted, the workers were also given a guarantee of approximately $11 per hour. If their weekly pay based on piece rates came out to less than the guarantee, they would be paid the guaranteed amount. Many workers ended up in the guarantee range. Part A. Given the change in payment systems answer the following questions 1. How, specifically, is…

Report on Food Safety Regulation – Surrie’s Bakery and Pastries

Instructions Critically evaluate the impacts of stressors, arising from food, on human health; and critically evaluate the compliance strategies to control, mitigate or eliminate those impacts. Read and study the following case study and then address the task: Prepare a written report of no more than 2,100 words, clearly explaining: A. The food safety stressors present, and their potential health effects. B. For each stressor identified specify the appropriate regulatory contravention and critically review possible intervention options available to a food authority to mitigate or control the stressor you have identified. C. Make reference to the appropriate controls to be implemented by the food business. In addition included a summary of the implications (if any) of a large increase in production, in particular any additional legislative requirements that may be applicable. Case Study You are a self-employed food safety enforcement officer temporarily employed by a food authority to carry out programmed food safety inspections. You have been requested to inspect a local shop Surrie’s Bakery and Pasties, the business is well established on a suburban high street with other retailers nearby, it employs three people full time (this includes the company owner Mrs Surrie) and two part time members of…

Health Impact of Workplace & Food 7ev 028 & 7ev529 Referral WORKPLACE Assignment

Instructions Critically evaluate the impacts of stressors, arising from the workplace on human health; and critically evaluate the compliance strategies to control, mitigate or eliminate those impacts. Workplace Audit Premises –a financial services company, ”Debts R Us Ltd“ Located in a medium sized office block, Somewhere House, 25 High Street, Somewhere . The premised file indicates that the company occupies the upper two floors of the building.  Other files located at that address show that the ground floor is occupied by a property letting agent and a small dental laboratory. Audit results : This is the registered office and the company now occupies the whole of the property i.e. the property letting agent and the dental laboratory have moved out. The company provides financial advice, typically to persons in a low-income bracket and lends money. Repayments are routinely made over the counter on the ground floor of the offices or collected by a number of staff working in the field. The work involves: Administration Account Management Word processing Staffing: Male :  9 (the Manager plus 8 field staff) Females : 42 (2 field staff, 30 full-time and 10 part-time being a mixture of typists, administrators, counter staff and data entry…