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 €
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 €
The first book in English on the history of the actual disintegration of Belgium
Belgium is standing at a crossroads. Since June 2007, the nation has been immersed in the deepest institutional crisis since its foundation in 1830-1831. Today, this crisis seems no nearer to a solution and Belgium continues to progress along the road towards national disintegration. This is the first book in English on the history of the actual disintegration of Belgium. It analyses how Belgium and its kings managed to control in a non-violent way the complex nationalist antagonisms between Flemings and Walloons.
For a full review of the book, go to: http://euobserver.com/1024/116010
Keywords: history, belgium, constitutional monarchy, politics, nationalism, flanders, wallonia, flemings, walloons, language, culture
Price: 27.83 €
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 €
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 €
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 €
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 €
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 €
A thought-provoking study on US immigration policy and debate in the 20th century
How can the United States, a country founded on universal human liberty and at its historical founding was most alert to the evils of tyranny, betray the ideals of freedom and justice with which just decades prior it had crowned the immigrant experience? How can public debate in Congress take the political position that rights and liberties are now reserved to citizens, endorsing oppression and human suffering on a vast scale even if this political position is not reflective of the vast majority?
This book brings to light US Congressional debate in the early part of the 20th century that is full of examples of perspectives on the American experience as a tradition of civil liberty that defended a grounding of the consciences of all persons in liberty and economic equality. In the immediate post World War II period, the transformation of the executive branch Immigration and Nationality Service into a model of administrative efficiency that defines U.S. immigration until the present day was incompatible with this grounding American principle.
Keyword(s): United States, immigration, law
Price: 20.00 €
Compilation of documents from the two Hague conferences that has shaped International Law
Two international peace conferences were held just before and after the turn of the 20th century at The Hague, the Netherlands. These conferences shaped modern International (Criminal) Law. The Conventions that came out of these conferences turned out to be the basic principles of the laws of war into a written document agreed to by a Convention of delegates from all over the world.
The results and influence of both Hague conferences on International Law is discussed in this book. The establishing of the Permanent Court of Arbitration is named and both pacific settlements are added. Moreover, the impact of the Geneva Conventions will be discussed and full text documents of those are appended. As a conclusion, the dispute regulation, the reduction of armament and Humanitarian (war) Law is reviewed. The development of Humanitarian War Law, started as a core area of (the first) Hague Conference, turned out to be a pillar of today’s International Law.
Keyword(s): international law, international criminal law, human rights
Price: 60.00 €
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 €
Once upon a time... there was an inhuman war.
"Once upon a time, not so very long ago (although it may seem ages ago to young people who have grown up with mobile telephones, pizza delivery services, music downloads and social networking web sites), there was an inhuman war. Of course, all wars are inhuman, but this one was really horrible, worse than anything anyone could remember."
Egbert Myjer and Peter Kempees` fairy tale was originally written as a contribution to a liber amicorum for fellow judge Renate Jaeger. Myjer decided to address the backlog problem of the European Court of Human Rights from an unaccustomed perspective. He chose to write a thinly disguised allegorical story based on fact. Peter Kempees reworked the text, which was originally written in Dutch. Together they worked on what will from now on be known as 'Jack and the Solemn Promise, a cautionary tale'.
Price: 12.50 €
Comprehensive coverage on the leading topics in criminology
In a three volume collection, Wolf Legal Publishers presents The Transnational Criminology Manual, with contributions from more than 100 eminent specialists from the field including scholars from, among others, France (Reims University, Department of Justice) Canada (Montreal University), The Netherlands (Tilburg University, Leiden University, Erasmus Medical Centre), USA (New York University, Duke University), Belgium (Free University Brussels) and the UK (University of Exeter, Strathclyde University, Cardiff University). This Encyclopedia provides an elaborate insight in criminology and its specifics. The Transnational criminology manual provides comprehensive coverage on the leading topics in criminology. Whereas the first volume provides the readers with an introduction to criminology, the second and third volume include timely topics such as internet crimes, money laundering, victimization and therapy. This collection is bilingual; English / French, i.e. most contributions are presented entirely in English (with French abstracts). The books are of interest for students in criminology, psychology, sociology and law, social workers, judges, attorneys, probation officers, policemen, and many others.
Keyword(s): law, criminology, criminal law
Price: 90.00 €
Origins and history of Western Cooperation, an updated edition
For the study of international relations, knowledge of the history of Western Cooperation, since the appearance of the United States of America as the major power in world politics, is essential. In this volume, Professor Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau presents the history of Western Cooperation around a central theme: the effort of realist idealists to replace power politics by closer cooperation between democracies.
Part I reviews the broader history from America’s entry in the First World War to the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.
Part II focuses on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) as the cornerstone of Western Cooperation.
Price: 30.00 €
Challenges to past illusions of détente during the Cold War Era
Since 1989, we refer to the whole post-war period as the “Cold War Era”. Such was not the case in 1968. At the time, the cold war – in our perception – was behind us. We no longer felt to be in the midst of it. Europeans on the Western side of the Iron Curtain felt relatively at ease with Europe’s division. The era of Détente as we called it, was considered to be a fairly stable and long-lasting political condition, even after Soviet tanks crushed Dubcek’s socialism with a human face in Prague.
In this second volume of his Footprints of the Twentieth Century, Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau challenges the past illusions of détente and the present approach of organized forgetting of the past.
Keyword(s): history, politics, cold war
Price: 30.00 €
Is bilateral cultural diplomacy waging war with other means?
For the question asked in this volume: Is bilateral cultural diplomacy waging war with other means? There still is no good answer. The surprise of 1989 has apparently paralyzed policies thereafter. Despite resounding declarations and non-binding resolutions on a new order, there was no vision, no strategy and no clear purpose. The basic approach was “more of the same”. Cultural diplomacy had no priority and budgets were cut in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. All attention was directed towards bringing the former communist countries in conformity with Western standards of law, market economy, secularism and permissiveness. The agonizing re-appraisal and re-orientation of cultural diplomacy has not taken place, despite the changed landscape. The bipolar rigidities have gone, but cultural diplomacy has remained. The self-containment of cultures within national frameworks has shifted to self-defence against the impact of globalization – which in the domain of culture is the same as Americanization. The spirit of 1989 was an eminent example of culture restored through great civil courage. We drastically failed in making it the spirit of Europe in the new era. We equally failed in transforming bilateral cultural diplomacy into a truly multilateral instrument for enabling creativity and diversity as the living sources of cultural development. Major changes in the cultural landscape happen despite our cultural diplomats. The very political objectives of cultural diplomacy are bound to marginalize the cultural diplomat in an increasingly open world society.
Keyword(s): history, politics, cold war, diplomacy
Price: 30.00 €
A topical and timely contribution to the literature on European studies
This book is the first authoritative account of the tough negotiations between determined Irish governments and the EU to bring about a series of generous financial packages that have contributed to Ireland’s economic and social progress over the last twenty years.
Drawing on State and EU papers and the accounts of senior Irish and Commission officials, the book presents new research that sheds light on the inner workings of EU decision making and cohesion policy.
As Europe takes its next step towards ever closer union, Behind Closed Doors provides both a topical and timely contribution to the literature on European studies, especially in relation to cohesion policy.
Publication: 28 May 2008
Price: 40.00 €
Insights into the political backdrop, legal challenges and social atmosphere of the Hague Peace Conference
This book is the successor of the authors monumental and ASIL Award-winning commemorative books on the International Court of Justice (1996) and the First Hague Peace Conference (1999). The present publication links its two predecessors in bridging the gap between that first seminal gathering of the nations in The Hague in 1899 and the institutionalization of the international judicature in 1922.
Inside the book:
- A Sweeping Panorama of the Period
- A Rich Analysis of the Conventions
- Scores of Excerpts from Speeches of Delegates
- A Captivating Review of the Social Entourage
- A Dazzling Display of Photographs
- Historical Documents and Cartoons
Price: 49.50 €
Reflections on Europe as a cultural identity and a political entity
Europe is a patchwork quilt, a diversity of national and regional cultures. But Europe is also a common cultural heritage. And it is a culture in the making. The creation of the European Union would not have been possible without this common heritage and the endeavour to have a common future.
Price: 23.03 €