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 €
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 fascinating tour of world politics and economics
The Middle of the Map is an exciting and entertaining intellectual journey in history, economics and politics. The author explores how America, China and Europe perceive each other.
“This is a terrific book, easy to follow, and packed with new insights and surprising facts" , JOHN BRUTON, former Prime Minister of Ireland and EU Ambassador to the USA.
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 €
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 €
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 €
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 €
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 €
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 €
International cooperation between EU and US judicial and law enforcement authorities for data protection-related criminal matters
In this book, three specific elements are joined in one research for the first time. The protection of personal data in criminal matters as a first element is studied in two relationships: the cooperation in criminal matters between judicial and law enforcement authorities of the European Union member states (including Europol and Eurojust) on the one hand and the cooperation in criminal matters between the judicial and law enforcement authorities of the European Union (including Europol and Eurojust) and the United States of America on the other hand.
This book offers answers to the central question whether the European Union complies with its own standards of data protection in these internal relations and in the transatlantic cooperation in criminal matters.
Keywords: data protection, criminal law, data privacy
Price: 140.00 €
In this book, researchers and scientists from thirteen different countries of the enlarged Europe plus Turkey have joined forces to offer us their insights into the development of the Information Society in their respective countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Turkey. These experts offer us their analyses of these developments as they occurred during the first five years of the new millennium. Their analyses encompass the issues of technological absorption, of economic growth and of cohesion across the enlarged European Union.
Price: 34.95 €
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 €
A guide to the role of the auditor in conjunction with the Prospectus Directive
This book discusses the role of the auditor in conjunction with various parts of the prospectus. It intends to explain how the auditor has to organise and perform his work and how he has to report on the information required by the Law, the Prospectus Directive and the Regulation. In providing guidelines on the performance of the various audit tasks there is also some guidance on the nature, the content and the qualitative characteristics of the information which is reported on.
Price: 48.00 €
Dit handboek biedt de lezer een duidelijke synthese van Europese btw-wetgeving, rechtspraak en rechtsleer
Dit handboek biedt de lezer een duidelijke synthese van Europese btw-wetgeving, rechtspraak en rechtsleer. Het behandelt meer bepaald de Europese btw-richtlijn, de btw-verordening en het VAT package. Ruim 400 arresten van het Europees Hof van Justitie zijn verwerkt, wat zorgt voor een praktisch exhaustieve bespreking van de Europese btw-rechtspraak ter zake.
Anders dan andere handboeken terzake, bespreekt deze uitgave de wetgeving van de Europese Unie. Nationale wetgeving of rechtspraak wordt niet specifiek behandeld. Telkens zijn er wel uitgebreide verwijzingen naar relevante rechtsleer, ook als deze eerder nationaal georiënteerd is. Het boek wil in de eerste plaats praktisch bruikbaar zijn. Daarom verduidelijken vele voorbeelden de materie.
Price: 145.00 €