A step-by-step guide on how the European Commission makes Impact Assessments for proposed legislation and policies
This is a step-by-step guide on how the European Commission makes Impact Assessments for proposed legislation and policies - and how stakeholders can most effectively work with the Commission to ensure their issues and evidence are properly taken into account before the Commission has finalised a proposal.
This book is a working tool for anyone with an interest in shaping EU legislation, including business organisations, regional and national governments, NGOs, citizen groups, law firms and public affairs professionals.
Price: 65.00 €
A must-have guide on the European Commission - what it does, how it works and who are the key players
A practitioner-focused inside-view of what the European Commission is and does, who works for it and their different roles, and how it goes about its work.
Packed with practical information, this book is designed as a working tool and reference handbook for:
- Those working for the Commission – whether as officials, temporary or contract agents, consultants/contractors, seconded national experts or trainees
- Those working with the Commission – whether in other EU institutions, EU agencies, national and regional administrations, diplomats, policy-makers, NGOs, business groups, etc
- Those preparing EPSO competitions or with a professional interest in EU affairs
Price: 30.00 €
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AST-level competitions
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AST-level competitions!
Fully updated for 2013 and packed with guidance, useful tips and practical exercises, this is the ESSENTIAL ALL-IN-ONE TOOLKIT for the European Personnel Selection Office ASSISTANT-level exams.
(NOTE: there is a separate edition for Administrator exams.)
Price: 39.00 €
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AD-level competitions
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AD-level competitions!
Fully updated for 2013 and packed with guidance, useful tips and practical exercises, this is the ESSENTIAL ALL-IN-ONE TOOLKIT for the European Personnel Selection Office ADMINISTRATOR-level exams.
(NOTE: there is a separate edition for Assistant exams.)
Price: 39.00 €
Contains 278 EU law-related charts (primary, secondary and case law)
Visualising law, as the authors are attempting to do in this book, gives the reader some idea of what the blueprint of the edifice of European Union law looks like.
The book contains 278 EU law-related charts (primary, secondary and case law) dealing with the following issues: Introduction to the subject, the development of European integration, institutions, competences of the EU, the making of secondary law, the nature of EU law, introduction to substantive law, the internal market, competition law, social law, legal integration and enforcement.
Price: 30.00 €
Companion text for the revised, “Lisbon edition” of “Essential EU Law in Charts”
This book is a companion text for the revised, “Lisbon edition” of “Essential EU Law in Charts”. Together with the charts, the book is intended as a learning tool for students as well as for practitioners endeavouring to brush up on their EU law skills, especially in view of the Lisbon revision and the fundamental changes that it brought about in the EU legal system.
Price: 15.00 €
Combined package: Essential EU Law in Charts + in Text
The combined package include Essential EU Law in Charts + Essential EU Law in Text
The books are intended as a learning tool for students as well as for practitioners endeavouring to brush up on their EU law skills, especially in view of the Lisbon revision and the fundamental changes that it brought about in the EU legal system.
Price: 45.00 €
A must-have handbook for anyone working at or with EU institutions
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the European Union and its functioning from a political, economic as well as legal perspective, outlining the EU’s institutions, policies and legal and decision-making mechanisms in simple language. It also contains a glossary of 400 terms, which can serve as a compendium on its own.
This book owes much of its success to the fact that it evolves together with the European Union, keeping its readers abreast of the latest changes in Europe’s architecture. One would be hard pressed to find many volumes that follow the EU’s development so closely, with subsequent editions published so frequently. This latest edition presents the post-Lisbon Union as overhauled by the Treaty of Lisbon, discussing the latest policy reforms from Europe’s response to the financial and economic crisis to agricultural policy reforms, from the EU as a global player to a revised European energy policy. As in the case of previous editions, the Handbook gives an exhaustive and up-to-date overview of the Union, making it an essential read for those who want to know more about the EU and how it works.
Price: 24.00 €
A must read! Portrait in words and pictures of what the European Parliament is really like...
A vivid portrait in words and pictures of what the European Parliament is really like - its atmosphere, the people, the politics and the daily working life. The European Parliament’s former Secretary General, Julian Priestley, and Stephen Clark, its current head of web communications, paint an 'impressionist's canvas' that brings the European Parliament to life. They look behind and beyond the formal powers and procedures of the Parliament to explore its buildings, its history and culture, its politics, the personalities who have led it, how it does its work and the army of staff who make it function.
In the words of Jacques Delors: 'Readers will discover the workings of this institution ... and also the human drama ... this book will help you better understand this European adventure.'
Price: 35.00 €
A lesson in the history of European Unification since the end of the Second World War
Towards the end of the year 2011 and after many a Euro-summit convened to solve the serious EURO-economic crisis, one may wonder how long the European Union is going to survive? A lesson in the history of European Unification since the end of the Second World War may help to find an answer, or better still, to learn what to do and what not to do to assure the continuation of this fascinating process of peaceful unification.
This book not only tells a success story. It also makes us understand why after more than sixty years the Germans lack the solidarity and the French the political vision to turn the Euro-crisis into true progress towards unity. Against the background of Europe`s long and turbulent history, this book may also help to understand why it is so difficult to overcome nationalism and to practice the virtue of solidarity so central to the Christian source of Europe as a civilization.
Keyword(s): European history, European Union, economic cooperation, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Price: 30.00 €
A closer look at the rotating Council Presidency
This book investigates how the EU’s rotating Council Presidency is affected by the Lisbon Treaty and how the Belgian Presidency (2010) has implemented the EU’s new rule-book in a new institutional environment. It shows that Belgium has created a new style rotating Presidency, going back to the basics of chairing the Council while adjusting it to its new political and institutional environment. In this way the Belgian Presidency has set precedents for the rotating Presidency to come. This book is recommended to students and scholars in EU politics, practitioners and anyone who has an active interest in the way the rotating Presidency functions today.
Price: 25.42 €
Analysis on access to medicines and vaccines in developing countries
How can developing countries maximize some of the beneficial rules and policies provided to them by the EU and international organisations to reduce public health plight in terms of inadequate access to medicines and vaccines? By navigating some of the complex European and international rules and policies that have hitherto been put in place to ease access to affordable healthcare, the author identifies ways in which policy makers and legislators can optimally use extant rules to enhance healthcare provision.
This book uses the idea of coherence to indicate how policies and rules at the European and international pedestals could be adapted and adopted to assuage the access problems faced by developing countries.
Keywords: health, development, aid, medicine
Price: 33.96 €
The leading monograph on European Environmental Law, an updated and revised edition
This leading monograph on European Environmental Law is now completely updated and revised. Taking into account new case law of the European Courts, recent environmental directives and regulations and the new provisions of the Lisbon Treaty, this book provides an in-depth analysis on important legal issues of European environmental law. The book discusses all major environmental directives and regulations, integrating important judgments of the Court of Justice on their interpretation. Furthermore, national case law on the application of European environmental law is also being taken into account.
Price: 52.00 €
A detailed overview and analysis of private international case law of the ECJ
This book provides an overview and easy access to the case law of the ECJ (the Court of Justice of the European Union) pertaining to private international law. The book contains edited extracts from all ECJ decisions of immediate private international law relevance made before 1 January 2012. Most of the cases are important for the interpretation and understanding of the numerous existing European regulations and directives dealing with private international law. Cases affecting the interpretation of the EU Treaties are also included.
Price: 42.00 €
An introduction to the rules of private international law belonging to the legal system of the European Union
This concise book is mainly intended to be used as an introduction to the rules of private international law belonging to the legal system of the European Union. It provides legal practitioners with an overview of the highly complex field of private international law and is also useful as a spring-board towards more profound studies of statutory texts, case law and legal literature.
Price: 40.00 €
Investigating the existing juridical foundation to religious education in Ukraine
In this book, written within the frameworks of the program, Christianity & Society, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University, an attempt has been made to investigate the existing juridical foundation to religious education in an Eastern European state of the post-Soviet Eastern Block for the purpose of promoting the democratic notion of religious tolerance and the development of a culture of living together in the multicultural and polyconfessional society of Ukraine. The main research focus of this project is on the juridical foundation to religious education in Ukraine as is presented in the national juristic canons and its interpretation in the broader European spectrum of religious education on the example of the three model theory of the REDCo research project. For this purpose the following juridical constitutional and administrative/public laws of Ukraine were considered: the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine On Education.
Price: 16.95 €
Examining the relationship between international law and global inequality
In examining the relationship between international law and global inequality, this book considers the extent to which international law should play a role in addressing the problem that, not only do we live in an unjust world, but we continue to persist in doing so despite the fact that this has been said to be the least controversial claim in political theory today. The book puts forward the argument that the political philosophy of cosmopolitanism is of relevance to, and has a history within, international law, and offers international law some hope of moving beyond a concern solely to secure the formal principles of external liberty between states, towards a greater concern for establishing a minimum level of material welfare for all individuals, regardless of their location. The book aims to serve as both an exploration of the role of theory in international law and as a critical introduction to the political philosophy of cosmopolitanism. It seeks to draw parallels and linkages between recent debates in the fields of political theory and international relations and international law.
Keyword(s): international law, political philosophy
Price: 40.00 €
Examining the relationship between the obligation to fight terrorism and the obligation to protect human rights
That terrorism infringes people’s human rights is something that everybody knows, especially after 9/11. However, terrorism does not have the monopoly on violating human rights. Counter-terrorism, consisting of different methods to fight terrorism, infringes human rights as well. While fighting terrorism, human rights ought to be respected. However, States do not always live up to this obligation. Next to an examination of the relationship between the obligation to fight terrorism and the obligation to protect human rights, this book describes the way in which counter-terrorism measures, specifically blacklisting and targeted killings, touch upon people’s human rights. The second part of this book includes the most important documents with regard to counter-terrorism and human rights.
Price: 60.00 €
Review of the work of the Kosovar Court System and the international efforts to maintain peace and security
The UNMIK Department of Justice (DOJ) has made great strides in the area of prosecuting serious crime, including cases of corruption, terrorism, war crimes. The DOJ has also continued the transition of responsibilities to local institutions, the Ministry of Justice and the Kosovo Judicial Council, and established the Kosovo Special Prosecutors Office to enable local prosecutors to take on more serious cases in the future, including corruption, organised crime and crimes against public office.
The local courts are responsible for the administration of justice in Kosovo in accordance with the applicable law. The work of these Courts and the International efforts to maintain peace and security through Justice in Kosovo are the main subjects of this work.
Price: 40.00 €
Analysis of the EU as an international actor within the context of NATO and the UN
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the European Union as an International Actor and of its foreign policy of ‘effective multilateralism’ in both theory and practice. The core argument is that the EU has fostered integrative links – not only between states, but more recently also among international organisations. The study highlights the successes and critically examines the weaknesses of the EU’s effective multilateralism with NATO and the United Nations and offers concrete proposals for strengthening the EU as an inter-organisational security actor and Integrative Power in the short- and long- term.
The first part of this study analyses major theories of multilateralism and takes stock of 40 years of scholarship on conceptualizing the EU as a distinct foreign policy actor. The second part of the book examines the successes and drawbacks of the EU’s cooperation with NATO and the United Nations in the field of peace, security and international crisis management.
Keywords: foreign affairs, foreign policy, security, defense, integration, european union, united nations, nato, conflict, bosnia, congo, macedonia
Price: 45.28 €
Options, opportunities and obstacles for the EU to engage with Asia as a security actor
This book addresses options, opportunities but also obstacles for the EU to engage with Asia as a security actor. As the geopolitical point of gravity shifts to the east, the EU faces the challenge of dealing with ongoing global power shifts.
Contributors to this book address a number of issues that are key to identifying interests and policy options, including Africa and the Asia nexus, identifying European interests in Asia, the security dimension of the EU’s strategic partnerships with Asian powers, the effectiveness of the EU’s soft power, and the role of Russia in Asia’s security climate.
For a review of the book by David Y.L. Lin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its former ambassador to the EU, go to: http://euobserver.com/reviews/118179
Keywords: security, defense, asia, china, eu-china relations, eu-asia relations, foreign affairs
Price: 37.74 €
Theoretical and empirical case studies on security, migration and integration issues in Europe
Europe is confronted by a wide range of security threats, both new and traditional. New forms of nationalism, ethnic conflict and civil war, information technology, biological and chemical warfare, resource conflicts, pandemics, mass migrations, transnational terrorism, and environmental dangers challenge the limits of our ability to safeguard the values upon which European society is based.
This book provides theory and empirical case detail on several primary issues:
- Patterns of migration as a consequence of (among other issues) insecurity
- Insecurity of people while they are on the move
- Insecurity of migrants in their destination countries
Keywords: immigration, migration, border control, globalisation, security, defense, european union, human rights, civil society
Price: 23.58 €
Essays on the exercise of sovereignty in the European Union and the euro area
The authors of these essays put forward that the EU should first be established what it actually is before lasting solutions for the euro can be found. They argue that the EU and the Member States of the euro area are the joint sovereign behind the euro. Finally, they suggest that the Europe’s political leaders should demonstrate beyond doubt that it is possible to jointly exercise sovereignty without becoming ineffective. Seen in this perspective, the battle for the euro is indeed a struggle for the EU.
Price: 8.95 €
In-depth analysis on the economic transformation of Turkey and its quest for EU membership
This book focuses on the experience of Turkey to date in fulfilling its EU membership requirements and its impact on Turkish economy. It begins with an evaluation on the economic dimension of the EU-Turkey enlargement negotiations process and follows with an assessment on the current strengths and weaknesses of the Turkish candidature by outlining how well Turkey has fared so far. Finally, it details the implications of the accession negotiations for various sectors of the Turkish economy
This book is of interest to both policy-makers and all scholars of the EU enlargement process as it provides an in-depth stock-taking exercise of the economic transformation of Turkey, much of which currently takes place away from media coverage.
For a review of the book by Selim Kunalp, the former Turkish Ambassador to the EU, go to: http://euobserver.com/1024/115909
Keyword(s): turkey, enlargement, economics, eu-turkey relations, accession
Price: 37.74 €
A look at the sentencing practices of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR)
International prosecution is increasingly recognized as an imperative process for dealing with atrocious crime. Yet there can seemingly be no adequate punishment for such horrific acts. For crime that “explodes the limits of the law” it thus becomes equally imperative that a guide exists to temper judicial discretion and to focus punishment in a way that will ultimately contribute to sustainable peace and justice.
This book examines the sentencing practices of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR), comparing their normative guidelines and jurisprudence to answer the following questions:
1. Is there enough consistency in sentencing to substantiate the emergence of a guideline through jurisprudence?
2. What elements should contribute to the structure of a universal sentencing guideline?
3. What penological goals should be met through sentencing?
Keyword(s): international law, international criminal law, international court, human rights
Price: 14.95 €
An introduction to the life of Milosevic and all relevant court documents
Slobodan Milosevic served as the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and then as President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) from 1997 to 2000. From its foundation in 1990, Milosevic was the leader of Serbia`s Socialist Party and one of the key figures in the Yugoslav wars during the 1990s and Kosovo War in 1999. Milosevic was indicted in May 1999, during the Kosovo War, by the UN`s International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for crimes against humanity in Kosovo (ICTY). Charges of violating the laws or customs of war, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions in Croatia and Bosnia and genocide in Bosnia were added a year and a half later. He conceded defeat and resigned after demonstrations, following the disputed presidential election of October 2000. Within nine months of his ousting, he was arrested by security forces in Yugoslavia on charges of corruption whilst in power, and within a very short time, was extradited to stand trial in The Hague. At the ICTY, Milosevic conducted his own defence. Milosevic was charged with, amongst others, genocide, deportation, murder, extermination and torture. With just fifty hours of testimony left before the conclusion of the trial, he died in March 2006 after five years in prison. On 14 March 2006, the Trial Chamber terminated proceedings against the accused.
This book contains a short introduction to the life of Milosevic and all relevant court documents, including the complete indictments for Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
Price: 60.00 €
A comprehensive insight into all the different aspects of the Returns Directive.
On 24 December 2010 the deadline for the transposition of the Returns Directive (2008/115/EC, Directive on Common Standards and Procedures in Member States for Returning Illegally Staying Third Country Nationals) expired. The lectures on which this book is based were originally given during a Jean Monnet Centre for Migration Law seminar on the Returns Directive that took place in Nijmegen at the Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, on Monday 14 February 2011. In light of the very substantial level of interest, we have decided to publish a book on the results of the seminar so that people who were not able to attend may benefit from the wealth of knowledge and information which was shared.
This book offers insight into all the different aspects of the Returns Directive.
Keyword(s): EU law, immigration
Price: 32.00 €
An examination of the WTO-consistency of direct corporate tax incentives for the development of renewable energy
An examination of the WTO-consistency of direct corporate tax incentives for the development of renewable energy...
Subsidies in the form of tax incentives are and have been a popular policy choice of governments providing financial support for the development and promotion of new technologies. This thesis concentrates on the introduction of direct corporate tax incentives for the development and increased use of renewable energy resources in light of Kyoto Protocol obligations.
Price: 30.00 €
An in-depth analysis on European labour and social security laws
For centuries, Europe consisted of numerous sovereign nations each with its own legal system. However, in recent decades Europe has slowly emerged as a single power alongside other superpowers, such as the US, Russia, China, Japan and India. Rather than studying the separate legal systems of the European nation states, an ever-growing number of people show an interest in studying the common features of the legal systems of the countries that make up the EU.
The aim of this book is to present a satellite view on labour law and social security law in the Member States of the European Union.
Price: 40.00 €
An analysis on challenges to the enforcement system of EU competition law and EU law in general
Modernisation as a challenge to the enforcement system of EU competition law and EU law in general...
This book offers an investigation of several aspects of the so-called modernisation of EU competition law. It brings together a number of articles written between 2005 and 2010, supplemented by an overall analysis and forward-looking conclusion.
Price: 49.00 €
A history of the Conservative Party in Europe
Ben Patterson, a former three-term Conservative Member of the European Parliament, looks at how and why the “party of Europe”, which led Britain into the Community under Edward Heath, has become one ever more influenced by Eurosceptic sentiment. The book is a non-polemical and balanced history of the whole period since the 1940s but with a clear perspective. As Ken Clarke MP puts it in the foreword, Patterson “writes... from the standpoint of a fair-minded participant and of someone whose views, like mine, represented the mainstream majority of the Conservative Party.”
Price: 25.00 €
Legal developments and actions being taken by the international community against the use of child soldiers
Children can be actors in wars when they become soldiers to fight for a party and at the same time children will be the biggest victims of these wars. This book provides the reader with legal developments and actions being taken by the international community. The book includes a concise introduction to the topic and the complete texts of various legal instruments including UN security council resolutions.
Keyword(s): human rights, international relations, international law
Price: 60.00 €
An analysis of UN peacekeeping operations and their impact on global politics
An analysis of UN peacekeeping operations and their impact on global politics...
This text examines the question whether peacekeeping operations establish peacekeeping regimes in the territories in which they deploy, how they have affected the international community deplete traditional understanding of involvement in domestic affairs and consent of the receiving States, and whether we have to take into consideration a new development in political science related to the democratization processes.
Keywords(s): United Nations, international law, peacekeeping, human rights, democracy, Cambodia, Kosovo, international law, international treaties
Price: 15.00 €
Evaluating China's foreign exchange arrangements under the IMF and WTO
There has been a growing concern in recent years over China’s alleged unilateral and deliberate intervention in the foreign exchange market to prevent the appreciation of its currency relative to other currencies. By engaging in the alleged practice known as “currency manipulation”, China’s critics argue that its maintenance of an artificially undervalued currency in relation to other currencies provides an unfair competitive advantage to Chinese exporters, thereby thwarting global trade. As a result, the consistency of China’s exchange rate arrangements and foreign exchange market intervention with its obligations, namely those under the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization have been called into question. Although exchange rate matters are traditionally viewed as falling under the jurisdiction of the IMF, the trade distorting effects of China’s exchange rate policies have resulted in calls from lawyers, economists, industry and lawmakers alike, demanding remedial trade measures under the auspices of the WTO. By engaging in a historically and empirically informed legal analysis, Undervalued and Manipulated explores whether China’s foreign exchange arrangements and foreign exchange market intervention are consistent with its obligations under the Articles of Agreement of the IMF and whether international trade measures under the auspices of the WTO can be used as an appropriate response to quell China’s alleged manipulation of its currency.
Price: 14.95 €
A “field manual” for lawyers, consultants, officers in European or national public administration and students
A “field manual” for lawyers, compliance professionals, consultants, officers in European or national public administration and students to benefit from a comprehensive set of 75 charts illustrating the “core” of EU competition law together with a brief companion text that relates back to the charts.
Price: 25.00 €
The double role of IPRs in the context of facilitating MDGs nos. 1 and 6
The double role of IPRs in the context of facilitating MDGs nos. 1 and 6...
This report is the result of a research project, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, on the role of intellectual property rights in realizing some of the MDGs. The emphasis is on issues in the field of access to food and to medicines and on the larger discussions on the present global and regional systems of intellectual property rights.
Price: 39.95 €
How are EU laws made – and how can their making be influenced at a practical level?
This book provides a practical step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to understand, study, or work with the EU institutions and decision-making. How are EU laws made – and how can their making be influenced at a practical level? And what has been the impact of changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon?
“A very insightful tool for citizens, political and private actors”, Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission
“A first ... a real nuts and bolts approach to how the EU legislative process functions”, Diana Wallis MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament
Price: 30.00 €
Comprehensive study on the Iraqi Special Tribunal for crimes against humanity and the case of Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein, both in life and death one of the most controversial prominent leaders of the Arab world. Fiercely loved and hated, his name will be remembered for centuries in the history of mankind. His legacy is two fold; there are ones that still admire his achievements and leadership with respect, honor and loyalty. However for most others, his legacy symbolizes fear, tyranny and hypocrisy. Along with 11 other senior Baathist leaders, he was handed over legally (though not physically) to the interim Iraqi government to stand trial for crimes against humanity and other offences. A few weeks later, he was charged by the Iraqi Special Tribunal with crimes committed against residents of Dujail in 1982, following a failed assassination attempt against him. Specific charges included the murder of 148 people, torture of women and children and the illegal arrest of 399 others. On 5 November 2006, Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging. The verdict and sentencing was appealed but subsequently affirmed by Iraq’s Supreme Court of Appeals. On 30 December 2006, Saddam was hanged.
This book illustrates the work of the Iraqi Special Tribunal and presents the cases brought before the court.
Keyword(s): human rights, international law, international criminal law, Iraq, United States
Price: 90.00 €
Investigating the origins and foundations of the global anti-money laundering policy
In the past two decades money laundering has been presented by policy makers as a grave global threat to the world economy, undermining its foundations while allowing trillions of dollars in dirty money to slip into the upperworld economy. In order to fend off this threat, the authorities put into place a global mechanism of surveillance and control, imposing heavy multi-million dollar burdens on the financial industry, ultimately to be paid by customers. Despite these efforts and strengthened state control, the threat still appears to be the same as it was 20 years ago. Moreover, the real menace now appears instead to be the result of the behaviour of respectable, but recklessly operating, bankers. What is going on?
This work critically investigates the origins and foundations of the global anti-money laundering policy. It describes its obscure inception and exposes the incoherent arguments being accepted as "conventional wisdom" that policy makers use to introduce new and stricter regulations. Providing a step-by-step analysis of the current fear-driven policy, the author makes clear that this important subject needs to be addressed within a reasoned and realistic framework. This book makes the reader aware of the serious consequences of a policy that appears to have lost its sense of proportionality and to be based on poorly substantiated fear.
Price: 25.00 €
The same three authors have co-written all eight editions of this book
This new edition of the leading textbook on the European Parliament has been fully updated to include the many important changes since the last edition in 2007 – including the results of the Treaty of Lisbon. The book systematically explains every aspect of how the Parliament is elected, organised and does it work.
“An invaluable guide to the institution's history, power and politics.”
Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament.
“This book is recognised in academia and among practitioners as the authoritative guide to the European Parliament.”
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council.
Price: 30.00 €
A book about the relationship between the provisions of the Convention and the development of EU environmental law.
On 30 October 2011, it will be exactly ten years ago that the Convention on Access to information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, signed by representatives of 35 States and the European Community at a pan-European ministerial conference in the Danish city of Aarhus in 1998, entered into force.
The contributions assembled in this book focus on various aspects of the relationship between the provisions of the Convention and the development of EU environmental law.
Price: 68.00 €
Bottom-up involvement of stakeholders and concerned individuals
In modern-day western societies it is thought that individualism trumps collectivism. There is change from the paradigm of hierarchy to a paradigm of cooperation. This affects administrative law, which is traditionally top-down, but is slowly accepting and incorporating mechanisms of negotiation and bottom-up involvement of stakeholders and concerned individuals.
Price: 62.00 €
This volume comprises the results of the third workshop of the Dornburg Research Group of New Administrative Law
Profound changes in administrative activity have established new forms of administrative institutions which raise issues of legitimacy. Although the respective jurisdictions have different starting points with respect to issues of legitimacy, common sources can be detected. This is necessary in shaping and analysing administrative law in European Union.
Price: 62.00 €
The most complete study of the UNIDROIT Principles’ provisions on gross disparity and hardship
The 20th Century witnessed many wars, natural disasters, political and financial crises, widespread use of information and communication technologies and global trade expansion. These political, economical and social events had some effects on legal systems both in national and international levels. As these events altered the equilibrium of many contracts, legal institutions that regard the restoration of the equilibrium of reciprocal contractual undertakings were developed in the last Century; such as lésion, unconscionability, unfairness, gabin, eccessiva onerosità sopravvenuta, imprévision, Wegfall der Geschäfts-grundlage, işlem temelinin çökmesi and hardship.
In this work, the author studies these institutions in the context of national, international and transnational laws from a comparative point of view. The author illustrates how the legal remedies are applied in periods of political and financial crises in the context of various legal systems. This book also provides the most complete study of the UNIDROIT Principles’ provisions on gross disparity and hardship that include also the relevant arbitral case law.
Keyword(s): international business, international law, commercial law
Price: 40.00 €
Examining the process that lead to the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles
On 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands consisting of five islands in the Caribbean, was dissolved. Two of the islands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, became autonomous countries within the Kingdom. The other three islands (Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius) were integrated into the country The Netherlands as special “public bodies”. The status of Aruba, the other Caribbean country within the Kingdom, remained the same.
This study examines the process that lead to the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, and the current status of the islands, from the viewpoint of the right to self-determination of peoples under international law. In particular, it examines how the individual islands of the former Netherlands Antilles became separate units of self-determination and how the choices that lead to their current status were made. Especially, the integration of the islands of Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius into the country The Netherlands raises complicated questions about the conformity with international law of their current status and the continued relevance of the right to self-determination.
Price: 19.95 €
Studies into the field of human trafficking
This volume brings together the reports and studies of expert European researchers in the field of human trafficking. It spans a decade of trafficking research and law enforcement activity. This is an important volume because the effects of globalisation are still being felt by those who are forced into debasing working conditions or roam around in the European continent looking for a better existence. This collection provides a window through which to explore their experiences.
Price: 27.50 €
Examination of future challenges for inland navigation by experts in the field
Future Challenges for Inland Navigation is a collection of scientific and sector-oriented contributions by authors from the field of inland navigation. The contributions cover topics on the consequences of possible strategic and economic developments up to 2030.
The future challenges for inland navigation presented in this book take into account market functioning, technologies and investments in inland navigation, all from a viewpoint of sustainability, in its three facets: economic, social and environmental. The book also presents a number of scenarios for possible strategies that the various market players may adopt, and insights into the anticipated economic consequences.
Keywords: shipping, port authority, public administration, policy
Price: 23.58 €
GofS Research Paper Series on European criminal justice, financial and economic crime
In this book, a first cluster of four articles concern European criminal justice matters, in particular relating to EU mutual recognition (conceptualization, unwanted effects in the context of prisoner transfer and sentence execution, and impact for cross-border gathering and use of forensic expert evidence) and concluding with an article on interrogational fairness standards.
A second cluster of five articles addresses financial and economic crime subjects, ranging from informal economy (among street children) to formal/informal economy (vulnerability of the hotel and catering industry to crime) and white collar crime phenomena like (transnational) environmental crime, fraud and corruption.
A last cluster groups a variety of selected, topical issues (juvenile offending and mental disorders, desistance theories and sexually transmitted infections).
Keyword(s): eu law, criminal law, economic law
Price: 65.00 €