The Third Way

A Plea for a Balanced Cannabis Policy

Author: Cyrille J.C.F. Fijnaut,Brice de Ruyver

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004293191

Category: Law

Page: 238

View: 1619

What is sensible when it comes to developing and implementing a policy with regard to products which in the case of regular use are harmful, but which at the same time exert a strong attraction, even so strong that people (may) become dependent on or addicted to them? This question relates to many illicit drugs, but these days it is, both nationally and internationally, mainly related to the policy regarding the production, distribution and consumption of cannabis. Generally speaking, the legalization of cannabis in Uruguay and in some states of the United States of America, in particular Colorado and Washington State, has given a powerful impetus to the discussion about the cannabis policy. In the Netherlands, that discussion has become increasingly relevant over the past years because of the struggle of coffeeshop owners and political parties. This volume offers the first English-language analysis of the situation in the Netherlands in order to make a contribution to the international debate on this heated topic. Since the 1960s, the Dutch cannabis policy has been an important point of reference in the international discussion about the policy that should be pursued regarding the use of cannabis. However, in international and foreign literature about cannabis policy the developments in the Netherlands are often depicted in an incomplete or one-sided manner, which has a negative impact on the quality of the international debate about what has happened and what should happen now. This volume seeks to redress that imbalance.

BREXIT and its Consequences for UK and EU Citizenship or Monstrous Citizenship

Author: Elspeth Guild

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004340890

Category: Law

Page: 102

View: 2770

This book examines the result of the 23 June 2016 UK referendum on leaving the EU where 51.9% of the eligible voters who voted chose to leave. Politicians and media have stressed not only that leave means leave, but also that much of the British voting public was motivated to vote leave by issues of immigration and border control. Guild investigates how the issue of EU citizenship became transformed into a discussion about immigration through four themes: the negotiations between the UK and the EU before the referendum; the nature of and difference between British and EU citizenship; the issue of third country national family members and the fears incited by the referendum in light of the rejection of expertise.

Incitement to Terrorism

Author: Anne F. Bayefsky,Laurie R. Blank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004359826

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 5130

Incitement to terrorism connects the dots between evil words and evil deeds. Hate precedes terror. History has already taught us that incitement to genocide and to crimes against humanity unchecked will inevitably bring devastation to humankind. Incitement is an affront to the dignity of its victims, and poses a dire threat to all people of good will. However, combating incitement to terrorism poses operational, constitutional and human rights challenges on many fronts, both domestically and internationally. What is incitement? Where should the line be drawn between protected speech and incitement that should be criminalized? Does war change the calculus of what are appropriate and lawful measures to contain and respond to such incitement? And, perhaps most challenging of all, how does social media and the nature of communication and engagement in today’s virtual world change or complicate how we think about and can respond to incitement?

Beyond Parliament

Human Rights and the Politics of Social Change in the Global South

Author: Horman Chitonge

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004299556

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8527

In Beyond Parliament, Horman Chitonge, draws from diverse experiences around the rights to water and food in the global South, to illustrate that giving effect to these rights require going beyond parliamentary politics to the radical politics of social change.

European Union Administration

Legitimacy and Efficiency

Author: Peter Nedergaard

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004155732

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

View: 3213

The book analyses the administrative system in the European Union with a focus on the efficiency and legitimacy of the administrative practices. In the analysis three distinct theoretical perspectives are used (a structural, a procedural and a cultural), thus ensuring that a broad variety of factors are included.

Re-understanding the Child’s Right to Identity

On Belonging, Responsiveness and Hope

Author: Ya’ir Ronen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004223673

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 5095

The book envisions legal and social change in which policies and practice protect children's sense of belonging, dignify their narratives, protect their need to be authentic beings and nourish hope for change and growth in children at risk and their families.

Legal Aspects of the Cyprus Problem

Annan Plan And EU Accession

Author: Frank Hoffmeister

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004152237

Category: Law

Page: 289

View: 9831

The five versions of the comprehensive settlement plan for Cyprus, which UN Secretary-General Annan tabled between 2002 and 2004, raised a variety of international law and European law questions. This book contains the first systematic analysis of the Annan plan, thereby providing an overview of the legal aspects of the Cyprus problem. It also discusses how the plan was intended to be accommodated in the European legal order. Did it comply with the fundamental principle of democracy, rule of law and human rights? Would a united Cyprus have been able to speak with one voice and to implement EU law properly? The Author, who has worked both for the European Commission and for the UN Special Advisor on Cyprus, presents a precise account of facts and thorough legal assessments. He also tackles current legal problems arising out of Cyprus' membership in the EU and the suspension of the "acquis communautaire" in the northern part of Cyprus. He finally analyses how the question of recognition affects the relations between Cyprus and Turkey. The book is an ideal choice for practitioners and researchers because it combines first hand information on the most recent developments on Cyprus with legal evaluations from an international official trained in international and European law.

International Peace Conferences

Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004245901

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 6133

This book has emerged out of the author's experience as Director of an innovative peacemaking, peacekeeping and humanitarian initiative, the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia, between 1992 and 1996. What was striking about this conference was the experiment of two full-time Co-Chairmen, one from the United Nations and one from the European Union, who laboured tirelessly for peace in different parts of the former Yugoslavia for three and a half years. The strategies and organization of the conference had to be pieced together from the start by the Co-Chairmen and their colleagues; only in retrospect could the question whether there might have been experiences of international peace conferences that might have been useful at the beginning of this process be reviewed. This research is contained in Part One of this book, which offers a review of the role of international peace conferences in history. Part Two contains a case study of the strategies and experiences of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia.

The Legal Status of International Non-Governmental Organizations

Analysis of Past and Present Initiatives (1912-2012)

Author: Rephael Harel Ben-Ari

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004254374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 8520

Outlining and analyzing the 100-year (1912-2012) sequence of proposals to formalize the legal status of International Non-Governmental Organizations, this work provides the benchmark against which contemporary and future initiatives can be evaluated and conceptualized.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

European Union Law

Author: Alina Kaczorowska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041569597X

Category: Law

Page: 969

View: 4913

Fully revised and updated, the third edition of EU Law provides an exhaustive, yet easily readable, account of the complex and ever changing subject of EU law. The author gives thorough, authoritative, and up-to-the-minute treatment to the institutional, constitutional and substantive elements of EU Law. The book is unique in that it successfully combines depth of coverage with an excellent selection of supporting case law, making this challenging subject accessible and easy to follow. Case summaries and judgments are highlighted in colour-tinted boxes for ease of reference, and are accompanied by key facts and analysis, often in the light of subsequent developments. The student-friendly approach is enhanced by market-driven pedagogical features, including: * Concise outlines, at the beginning of each chapter describing its content; * An aide-mémoire, often presented in diagrammatic form, at the end of each chapter to highlight and reinforce key points; * End of chapter recommended reading lists to facilitate further research; * End of chapter problem and essay questions testing the students' ability to apply what they have learnt; and, * A map identifying EU Member States, and their accession dates; acceding States; candidate States; and, potential candidate States. The book's companion website offers a range of teaching and learning resources including an interactive timeline of the EU, useful web links, self-test questions and much more. This book is essential reading for those studying EU law on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and will be of interest to students of political science, social science and business studies. It also provides comprehensive coverage of substantive and procedural EU competition law and thus has its place as a textbook for introductory courses on EU competition law.

An Analysis of the English Common Law, Principles of Equity and their Application in a former British Colony, Cyprus

Author: Georghios M. Pikis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004313737

Category: Law

Page: 132

View: 1945

The book deals with the genesis, formation and development of two fundamental aspects of English Law, common law and equity. The common law laid down the rules governing cohabitation in communities and human rights. Equity was the offspring of natural law designed to prevent and remedy injustice resulting from unconscionable conduct. English law including both common law and equity was introduced in former British Colonies and dominions. In most of them it was retained after independence. This is the principal legacy of English colonization of countries. The introduction, application and retention of English law is reflected in Cyprus, a former British colony.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2007/2008

From Policies to Programmes

Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl,Charlotte Mathieu,Nicolas Peter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211990917

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 1916

At the time of ?nalising this second volume of the ?Yearbook on Space Policy? which covers the period mid-2007 to mid-2008, Europe is as visible and strong in the area of space activities as never before. Its space probes are present on the Moon, around Mars, and on Saturn?s Moon Titan, and are chasing asteroids and comets; Ariane V is the most successful commercial launch vehicle; and more and more European space applications satellites are in operation. Finally, with the successful launch of the Columbus Orbital Facility (COF) – the most prominent highlight of this period which is also depicted on the cover of this Yearbook – and the ?rst Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), Europe has become a decisive player in human space?ight. This is accompanied by new policy initiatives on the ministerial level which have been bringing the European Space Agency and the European Union steadily closer. Europe?s outstanding development and positioning in the space ?eld is based not only on Europe?s successful engineering and scienti?c capabilities and capacities, but also on the forceful political determination of all European actors to maintain and even further their engagement in the use of outer space. And it is this political determination which provides the focus for this ?Yearbook on Space Policy?. The Yearbook describes and analyses the contexts and contents of space policy. Its primary ?eld of investigation is Europe, but it also covers the whole range of global space activities and their in?uence on European endeavours.

Sovereignty in the Age of Global Terrorism

The Role of International Organisations

Author: Myriam Feinberg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004299580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 6719

Sovereignty in the Age of Global Terrorism: The Role of International Organisations analyses the role of international organisations in adopting counterterrorism measures after 9/11 and the impact of these measures on the sovereignty of their Member States.

Qualitative Research in Nursing

Advancing the Humanistic Imperative

Author: Helen Streubert Speziale,Helen J. Streubert,Dona Rinaldi Carpenter

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781796008

Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 345

"Qualitative Research in Nursing is a user-friendly text that systematically provides a sound foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. It approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach. Features include emphasis on ethical considerations and methodological triangulation, instrument development and software usage; critiquing guidelines and questions to ask when evaluating aspects of published research; and tables of published research that offer resources for further reading"--Provided by publisher.

Regime Change

From Democratic Peace Theories to Forcible Regime Change

Author: Rein Mullerson

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004232303

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 7225

Taking a historical and comparative perspective, the book analyses current attempts of regime change in various parts of the world, their intended and unintended consequences, as well as moral, legal and political aspects of external interference in internal processes.