The Eu And Nanotechnologies

Author: Tanja Ehnert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509908528
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This book investigates the role of law in confronting major societal transformations embodied by the emergence of nanotechnologies. Taking the case of the European Union, it explores who the key decision-makers in the regulation of nanotechnologies are and how they take decisions. The questions are explored through two distinct case studies: the food and chemicals sectors. The book charts an incremental retreat of the European Union to its executive powers, including 'soft law' measures such as agencies' guidelines or implementing measures. This, the author argues, results in the Union's fundamental democratic control mechanisms, the EU legislature and the Court of Justice of the EU, being circumvented. The book recommends several immediate proposals to reform EU risk regulation, advocating a greater reliance on the European Parliament and outlining measures to increase the transparency of guidance drafting by EU agencies. This important work provides a timely examination of how emerging technologies pose both regulatory and democratic challenges.

Absolute Recoil

Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781686831
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Philosophical materialism in all its forms – from scientific naturalism to Deleuzian New Materialism – has failed to meet the key theoretical and political challenges of the modern world. This is the burden of philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s argument in this pathbreaking and eclectic new work. Recent history has seen developments such as quantum physics and Freudian psychoanalysis, not to speak of the failure of twentieth-century communism, shake our understanding of existence. In the process, the dominant tradition in Western philosophy lost its moorings. To bring materialism up to date, Žižek – himself a committed materialist and communist – proposes a radical revision of our intellectual heritage. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designated the “speculative” approach in thought. Absolute Recoil is a startling reformulation of the basis and possibilities of contemporary philosophy. While focusing on how to overcome the transcendental approach without regressing to naïve, pre-Kantian realism, Žižek offers a series of excursions into today’s political, artistic, and ideological landscape, from Arnold Schoenberg’s music to the films of Ernst Lubitsch.

Transnational Governance And Constitutionalism

Author: Christian Joerges
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847311776
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The term transnational governance designates untraditional types of international and regional collaboration among both public and private actors. These legally-structured or less formal arrangements link economic, scientific and technological spheres with political and legal processes. They are challenging the type of governance which constitutional states were supposed to represent and ensure. They also provoke old questions: Who bears the responsibility for governance without a government? Can accountability be ensured? The term 'constitutionalism' is still widely identified with statal form of democratic governance. The book refers to this term as a yardstick to which then contributors feel committed even where they plead for a reconceptualisation of constitutionalism or a discussion of its functional equivalents. 'Transnational governance' is neither public nor private, nor purely international, supranational nor totally denationalised. It is neither arbitrary nor accidental that we present our inquiries into this phenomenon in the series of International Studies on Private Law Theory.

Security Interests In Personal Property

Author: Grant Gilmore
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1886363811
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Gilmore, Grant. Security Interests in Personal Property. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1965. Two volumes. xxxiv, 651; xiii, 653-1508 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-10258. ISBN 1-886363-81-1. Cloth. $195. * Written by the late Grant Gilmore, Co-Reporter for Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, this landmark work, often cited, is extremely well respected as an acknowledged authority in this area. Combines an engrossing account of the drafting of Article 9 as it emerged in its final form with important interpretive data relating to security interests. This title is the recipient of both the Order of the Coif and the James Barr Ames award. Now back in print and of continued relevance today.

The Regional And Local Shaping Of World Society

Author: Mark Herkenrath
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825805344
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Globalization is usually seen as a uniform force producing similar social consequences across all societies affected. The contributions in this volume challenge this notion by demonstrating that reactions to the same global changes vary across different parts of the world. In particular, this volume examines the crucial role of economically and politically integrated regions as mediators between global challenges and local responses. To the extent that different regional reactions to global change retroact on their global context, global social transformation becomes a highly complex phenomenon.

Common Knowledge

Author: Dariusz Jemielniak
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804791201
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With an emphasis on peer–produced content and collaboration, Wikipedia exemplifies a departure from traditional management and organizational models. This iconic "project" has been variously characterized as a hive mind and an information revolution, attracting millions of new users even as it has been denigrated as anarchic and plagued by misinformation. Have Wikipedia's structure and inner workings promoted its astonishing growth and enduring public relevance? In Common Knowledge?, Dariusz Jemielniak draws on his academic expertise and years of active participation within the Wikipedia community to take readers inside the site, illuminating how it functions and deconstructing its distinctive organization. Against a backdrop of misconceptions about its governance, authenticity, and accessibility, Jemielniak delivers the first ethnography of Wikipedia, revealing that it is not entirely at the mercy of the public: instead, it balances open access and power with a unique bureaucracy that takes a page from traditional organizational forms. Along the way, Jemielniak incorporates fascinating cases that highlight the tug of war among the participants as they forge ahead in this pioneering environment.

Trade Show Management

Author: Manfred Kirchgeorg
Publisher: Gabler Verlag
ISBN: 9783409143332
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For many centuries, exhibitions and trade shows have been a crucial tool of sales and communication all over the world. Premier international trade shows had firmly estab lished themselves in Western Europe and the USA by the mid-1900s. Recent events in this century reflect the heightened significance of the fast-growing, forward-looking markets of Asia and Eastern Europe. The advance of globalisation and rapid develop ments in media technology are presenting new challenges to trade show companies and to the exhibitors and visitors who actively make use of this communication tool. As this happens, the activities involved in managing trade shows, congresses and similar events become ever more closely intertwined. Although there is certainly no paucity of literature on "service management" at both either the national or international Ievel, it is astanishing to note how little has yet been written about the management of trade shows per se. Back in 2003, this realization inspired us to compile and publish the original Handbook of Trade Show Management in Germany (and in the German language). Scholarsand practitioners alike contributed their views on the subject. In response to positive feedback and a plethora of inquiries from abroad, we have now taken the step of publishing this international edition, inviting numerous authors who contributed to the German edition to share, along with additional international experts, to share in this undertaking.

Building Leadership In Project And Network Management

Author: Hans-Werner Franz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540939563
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1 1. 1 The book The book in your hand is not a scientific book, although it is based just as much on science as on my own experience in consultancy and management. As its title suggests, we want to build a bridge between the leadership that is typical of facilitation techniques and that of pr- ect and network management. Therefore this book does more than p- vide you with insights into the mainly methodical Messages we want to transmit. It will also make suggestions for how to train facilitators, and in the centre of the book you will find a wealth of 40 carefully selected and reality-proof Tools, many of which have never been pre- ously published in English, and in some case have never been published at all. With all of these you will find a presentation of our way of using them. Our sole objective is to offer our views and experience in impr- ing communication for effective co-operation, i. e. we want people who collaborate in some way to find and decide on the best courses of action, then share and implement these decisions better. We want to promote learning by doing, just as well as doing by learning. So this book is for people who in some way are responsible for s- cessful co-operation in projects, in and across organisations or networks of organisations. Action Learning has many fathers (but few mothers) and roots.

The Law Of Contract

Author: Edwin Peel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781847039217
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This guide has become the indispensible source of reference and argument for all students and practitioners of contract law. The latest edition: Follows the classic structure for the teaching of contract, going through formation; contents; vitiating factors; capacity and parties; performance; breach; termination; and remedies Examines, and offers resolutions to, controversial and problematic points of law Offers an improved layout with mini-contents list at the beginning of each chapter, paragraph numbering and clearer wording of headings and sub-headings Takes account of more than 300 new cases including The Achilleas (remoteness), Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd (interpretation), OFT v Abbey National Plc (unfair terms), Attorney General of Belize v Belize Telecom Ltd (implied terms), Cobbe v Yeoman's Row Management Ltd (proprietary estoppel), Collier v Wright (promissory estoppel), Covers all key legislative developments since the last edition published including those resulting from the Bribery Act 2010 and the bringing into force of provisions of the Companies Act 2006 Includes extensive use of case citations throughout the work Contains a detailed index, for fast access to each chapter's contents.