microstate

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microstate

[′mī·krə‚stāt]
(statistical mechanics)
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Small countries need to mutually enhance their competitiveness in the global supply chains.
Small countries in the region mark increased growth in exports, but the problem is the limited offer.
The forum will also discuss the security of small countries under transformations in the Middle East region, including the emergency of small countries in the international order, the threats and challenges facing the security of small countries in the Arabian Gulf region, the options of strategic defence and security alliances in addition to the topic of small countries: Security Dynamics in the Middle East.
Roughly 75 percent of today's small countries were formed in the last 70 years, mostly as a result of broader democratic transitions and in tandem with trade growth and globalization.
Their goal is to analyze and comprehend the reasons why broadcasting in small and large countries differs and to argue why broadcasters in small countries should not mimic the characteristics of broadcasters in large countries.
Adam Price cited a number of recent international studies which show that many small countries are actually out-performing larger countries economically, even in the midst of the present European recession.
For his contribution, in the fifth chapter, Josef Trappel reflects on the structural conditions and performance of television in small countries, proposing ways in which small countries need different forms of regulation and governance than do larger ones.
Some small countries do it better; rapid growth and its causes in Singapore, Finland, and Ireland.
December 09 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's president said on Friday that small countries were joining the European Union (EU), however big countries were bargaining.
Small countries can walk tall on the playing fields of world sport.
Pointing out that India is nowhere near the position that some small countries in the Eurozone finds themselves in, Ahluwalia said the crisis may remain limited to small countries and not spread worldwide.
The paper introduces conceptual developments, empirical evidence and public policy considerations with regard to foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises in and from small countries.

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