Advanced Introduction to International Environmental Law

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Author: Ellen Hey

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781954585

Category: Law

Page: 200

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. This accessible and concise introduction provides a salient overview of contemporary international environmental law as well as a critical assessment of the controversies that arise when trying to achieve environmental protection through international law. Covering the origins, content, institutional structure and accountability mechanisms of international environmental law, in their social-economic and political context, Ellen Hey discusses substantive and procedural fairness, thus exploring questions of distributive justice, accountability and legitimacy. Providing an invaluable entry point to this complex area of the law, this book enables a rapid understanding of the core principles of this multi-faceted topic. Key features include: • Concise and compact overview • Discusses contemporary developments • Examines IEL’s relationship to other areas of international law • Considers the social-economic context.

Advanced Introduction to International Trade Law

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Author: Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783471611

Category: Law

Page: 232

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øThis book presents an accessible yet nuanced introduction to the basic structure and principles of international trade law. It explores the development of the international trade law regime, principally GATT and WTO law, and through clear and concise

Advanced Introduction to International Sales Law

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Author: Clayton P. Gillette

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784711888

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Providing a concise overview of the basic doctrines underlying the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Clayton Gillette explores their ambiguities and thus considers the extent to which uniform international commercial law is possible, as well as appraising the extent to which the doctrines in the UN Convention reflect those that commercial parties would prefer. With its compelling combination of doctrine and theory, this book makes an ideal companion for students and legal scholars alike. Key features include: • Concise and compact overview of the CISG • Includes contemporary developments • Provides a theoretical basis for evaluating international sales law • Considers perspectives of economic analysis of law.

Advanced Introduction to Private Law

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Author: Jan M. Smits

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1784715131

Category: Law

Page: 144

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. In this Advanced Introduction, one of the world’s leading private law scholars takes the reader on an intellectual journey through the different facets and dimensions of the field, from the family home to Kuta Beach and from Thomas Piketty to Nina Hagen. This concise book provides an accessible and fresh introduction to private law, presenting the topic as a unified whole of which the main branches – on contract, tort, property, family and inheritance – are governed by conflicts between individual autonomy and countervailing principles. The book stands out as a unique account of how private law allows individuals to optimally flourish in matters of economy, work, leisure, family and life in general.

Advanced Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment

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Author: Angus Morrison-Saunders

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785369709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. The Advanced Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment explores the unifying and universal principles at the heart of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) wherever it may be practiced worldwide. This overview of the field by Angus Morrison-Saunders emphasizes the big ideas upon which EIA was founded and which remain central to theory and practice today. In a nutshell, EIA is essentially about thinking before acting. Key Features include:* A reminder of the fundamental ideas promoted by the pioneers and early writers about EIA* Consideration of environment and development and how the two come together in EIA* A short and concise overview of international best practice EIA principles as they apply today* Reflections on the increasing need to adopt a holistic, sustainability-oriented approach to EIA.This book is relevant to all stakeholders involved in EIA including practitioners, researchers, and teachers. It will also appeal to university students studying engineering, environmental science, geography, sustainability, and policy studies.

Advanced Introduction to Organised Crime

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Author: Leslie Holmes

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783471964

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Organised crime has become a major problem globally. Its negative impact on economies, societies, politics, human rights and security is profound: fraud, money laundering, drug, arms and human trafficking, and collusion with both law enforcement and terrorists, for example, are all significant issues. Yet specialists disagree not only on the scale and nature of organised crime, but even on its definition. This Advanced Introduction to Organised Crime explores these disagreements, examines the nature and causes of contemporary organised crime, and offers constructive suggestions on how to counter it. Key features include: • Emphasis on the rapidly changing structures of organised crime, its increasingly transnational nature and sophisticated use of the internet • Psycho-social and cultural explanations, as well as system-related ones • Exploration of the latest techniques for measuring organised crime • Detailed analyses of six of the best known transnational organised crime syndicates • A focus on human trafficking to exemplify many of the key points • Examination of the many methods that can be used – not only by states and international organisations, but also by civil society and individuals – to combat organised crime. Accessible and comprehensive, the Advanced Introduction to Organised Crime is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying criminology, political science, international relations, law and sociology. Its profound insights are invaluable to practitioners, including law enforcement officers, investigative journalists and criminologists.

Machine, Platform, Crowd

Wie wir das Beste aus unserer digitalen Zukunft machen

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Author: Andrew McAfee,Erik Brynjolfsson

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705649

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Digitale Maschinen wie selbstfahrende Autos, Drohnen oder 3D-Drucker sind jetzt schon schlauer, besser und schneller, als man es je für möglich gehalten hätte. Onlineplattformen ändern das Verhältnis von Angebot und Nachfrage und bringen neue Marktführer hervor – in der Musikindustrie, beim Personentransport, bei Computerhardware oder beim Fitnesstraining. Crowds haben bereits Betriebssysteme und Lexika geschaffen, finanzierten unendlich viele Projekte und haben sogar das Geld neu erfunden. Dieses Buch ist voller Science-Fiction-Technologien, die real geworden sind, und voller Start-ups, die Weltkonzerne wurden. Es zeigt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, die sich hinter all der Innovation und Disruption verbergen und die von intelligenten Organisationen rund um die Welt genutzt werden. Ein Wegweiser von heute für den Weg in die Welt von morgen.

Bürokratie

Die Utopie der Regeln

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Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608109447

Category: Political Science

Page: 329

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David Graeber, der bedeutendste Anthropologe unserer Zeit, entfaltet eine fulminante und längst überfällige Fundamentalkritik der globalen Bürokratie! Er erforscht die Ursprünge unserer Sehnsucht nach Regularien und entlarvt ihre Bedeutung als Mittel zur Ausübung von Gewalt. Wir alle hassen Bürokraten. Wir können es nicht fassen, dass wir einen Großteil unserer Lebenszeit damit verbringen müssen, Formulare auszufüllen. Doch zugleich nährt der Glaube an die Bürokratie unsere Hoffnung auf Effizienz, Transparenz und Gerechtigkeit. Gerade im digitalen Zeitalter wächst die Sehnsucht nach Ordnung und im gleichen Maße nimmt die Macht der Bürokratien über jeden Einzelnen von uns zu. Dabei machen sie unsere Gesellschaften keineswegs transparent und effizient, sondern dienen mittlerweile elitären Gruppeninteressen. Denn Kapitalismus und Bürokratie sind einen verhängnisvollen Pakt eingegangen und könnten die Welt in den Abgrund reißen.

Understanding Trade Law

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Author: Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857931466

Category: Law

Page: 224

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A fantastic introduction to international trade! Trebilcock does an outstanding job in breaking through the myth that international trade is somehow too hard to learn without years of study. The field is in desperate need of an expertly written yet accessible presentation, and now it has one. This should be everyones first book on the subject. - Andrew Guzman, University of California, US Michael Trebilcock is one of the leading scholars in the world on the law and economics of international trade. In this compact volume, he offers a concise and lucid survey of the legal and policy issues associated with this increasingly important body of law. It gives non-specialists an accessible introduction to the major issue areas, and is full of insights that specialists will find useful as well. - Alan O. Sykes, Stanford Law School, US This elegantly written and essential volume fills three important gaps. First, it provides an admirably accessible and precise explanation of international trade law, serving to inform students and neophyte practitioners. Second, it encapsulates Prof. Trebilcocks mastery of the doctrine and economic rationales of trade law, serving to inform scholars and advanced practitioners. Third, it develops a well-informed, nuanced, and wise critique of trade law, pointing the way forward for policy-makers. - Joel P. Trachtman, Tufts University, US Michael Trebilcock is one of the intellectual giants in the law of international trade. This work makes an important contribution to our understanding of trade law and will become a classic in the field. It is masterly. - Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University, US This book provides a short, straightforward account of the basic structure and principles of international trade law written by one of the leading authorities in this field. The book covers, in a series of short chapters, all the major issues in international trade law, including dispute settlement; the Most Favoured Nation Principle; preferential trade agreements; the National Treatment Principle; contingent protection laws (anti-dumping, countervailing duties and safeguards); trade and agriculture; trade and services; trade and investment; trade-related intellectual property rights; trade policy and domestic health; safety, environmental and labour regulation; and trade policy and developing countries. Each chapter sets out the basic provisions and relevant GATT/WTO agreements governing the issues in question, the central issues or conflicts that have arisen in the interpretation and application of these provisions, leading GATT/WTO case law generated by the formal dispute settlement processes of the GATT/WTO, and unresolved issues that remain a matter of controversy.

Institutionalisiertes Völkerrecht

das Recht der Internationalen Organisationen und seine wichtigsten Anwendungsfelder ; ein Studienbuch

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Author: Matthias Ruffert,Christian Walter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783406595301

Category: International agencies

Page: 228

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Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert

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Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014347

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.

Harmonie

eine neue Sicht unserer Welt

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Author: Charles (Prinz von Wales.),“The” Prince of Wales,Tony Juniper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570501290

Category:

Page: 383

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OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

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Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264172866

Category:

Page: 400

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Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Machen wir uns nichts vor!

Wir wir erkennen, was andere wirklich denken

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Author: Nicholas Epley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843709564

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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Warum gibt es so oft Missverständnisse selbst zwischen guten Freunden? Warum wissen die wenigsten Ehemänner, was ihre Ehefrauen wollen – und umgekehrt? Warum scheitern Verhandlungen, obwohl sich alle Beteiligten optimal vorbereitet haben? Nicholas Epley hat sich intensiv mit den Fallstricken der menschlichen Kommunikation auseinandergesetzt. Wir alle glauben, uns selbst gut zu kennen, so Epley – und irren uns meist gewaltig. Der nächste fatale Fehler: Wir schließen von uns selbst auf andere. Wir müssen lernen, unsere Empathie zu nutzen. Wie das funktioniert, wie wir eigene und fremde Motive und Bedürfnisse ergründen können, erläutert der Autor anhand von aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen. Eine Gebrauchsanleitung für erfolgreiches Mind Reading in jeder Lebenslage – beruflich wie privat.

Fair Trade

Agenda für einen gerechten Welthandel

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Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz,Andrew Charlton

Publisher: Murmann Verlag DE

ISBN: 9783938017630

Category:

Page: 374

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