The Trade Policy Review Mechanism

A Critical Analysis
Author: Mathias Kende
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192549758
Category: Law
Page: 400
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The WTO's Trade Policy Review Mechanism, which reviews the trade policies and practices of each WTO member at regular intervals, is generally considered to function well. In this day and age, complacency is unwise. Examining trade policy reviews throughout the lifetime of the TPRM, this book details its evolution from Article X of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade to the proposed modifications resulting from the mechanism's latest appraisal, examining the budgetary capabilities and technical performance of all the main entities who participate in the reviews. On the basis of these considerations, the author concludes that in order to remain relevant, especially in times of increased global protectionism, the TPRM could, and should do better, and provides unique and timely suggestions for reform.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014

Organization Descriptions and Cross-references
Author: Union of International Associations
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004255135
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events

The NICE Cyber Security Framework


Author: Izzat Alsmadi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030023605
Category:
Page: N.A
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Islamic Law and International Commercial Arbitration


Author: Maria Bhatti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042988821X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
View: 1971
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This book examines the intersection between contemporary International Commercial Arbitration and Shari?a law in order to determine possible tensions that may arise between the two systems. It develops evidentiary and procedural rules under Shari?a, as well as examining the consequences of stipulating qualifications of arbitrators based on gender and/or religion. The author extensively analyses the prohibition against interest (riba) and uncertainty (gharar) under Shari?a and its impact on arbitration agreements, arbitral awards and public policy. The book also explores the prohibition against riba in light of international conventions, such as the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Case studies in the book include the Asian International Arbitration Centre, formerly the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, and the International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration, as well as the ‘Shari’a Standards’ developed by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions. The book will be a valuable resource for academics, students and practitioners working in the areas of Islamic law and the Islamic finance industry.

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy


Author: Charles M. Washington,Dennis T. Leaver
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323287816
Category: Medical
Page: 928
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The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond. Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning. Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts. End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review. Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information. Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference. UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles provide the essential information needed for clinical success. UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging. NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements. Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements. UPDATED full-color insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.

Global Alert

The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World
Author: Boaz Ganor
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153891X
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Many associate terrorism with irrational behavior and believe only lunatics could perpetuate such horrific acts. Global Alert debunks this myth by anatomizing the rationale behind modern terrorism. It draws a distinct picture of its root and instrumental causes and plots the different stages of a terrorist attack, from indoctrination and recruitment to planning, preparation, and launch. Global Alert also exposes the measured exploitation of democratic institutions by terrorists to further their goals. Despite its strong capabilities and extensive resources, the modern liberal-democratic state is nevertheless subject to the rules of war, which partially restrict the state's ability to operate and maneuver. Boaz Ganor shows how terrorist organizations exploit these values to paralyze or neutralize the states they oppose. In outlining this new "hybrid" terrorist organization and its activity in both the military–terrorist arena and the political–welfare arena, Ganor advances an international doctrine for governing military operations between state and nonstate actors as part of a new type of armed conflict termed "multidimensional warfare."

Normativity in Legal Sociology

Methodological Reflections on Law and Regulation in Late Modernity
Author: Reza Banakar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319096508
Category: Law
Page: 292
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The field of socio-legal research has encountered three fundamental challenges over the last three decades – it has been criticized for paying insufficient attention to legal doctrine, for failing to develop a sound theoretical foundation and for not keeping pace with the effects of the increasing globalization and internationalization of law, state and society. This book examines these three challenges from a methodological standpoint. It addresses the first two by demonstrating that legal sociology has much to say about justice as a kind of social experience and has always engaged theoretically with forms of normativity, albeit on its own empirical terms rather than on legal theory’s analytical terms. The book then explores the third challenge, a result of the changing nature of society, by highlighting the move from the industrial relations of early modernity to the post-industrial conditions of late modernity, an age dominated by information technology. It poses the question whether socio-legal research has sufficiently reassessed its own theoretical premises regarding the relationship between law, state and society, so as to grasp the new social and cultural forms of organization specific to the twenty-first century’s global societies.

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory


Author: Carolyn F. Ulrich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
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Contains essential bibliographic and access information on serials published throughout the world.

Safety and Health at Work

ILO-CIS Bulletin
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial hygiene
Page: N.A
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Understanding Global Security


Author: Peter Hough
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135042012
Category: Political Science
Page: 328
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Fully revised to incorporate recent developments, this third edition of Understanding Global Security analyses the variety of ways in which people's lives are threatened and/or secured in contemporary global politics. The traditional focus of Security Studies texts: war, deterrence and terrorism, are analysed alongside non-military security issues such as famine, crime, disease, disasters, environmental degradation and human rights abuses to provide a comprehensive survey of how and why people are killed in the contemporary world. New to this edition: Greater coverage of the evolving theoretical literature on security, including more analysis of critical theory perspectives and emerging schools of thought. A revamp of the sections examining the causes of inter-state war and counter-terrorism strategies. Analysis of key recent developments including the global economic recession, Haiti earthquake of 2010 and Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011. New quantitative analysis of the impact of global crime and environmental change. Greater evaluation of the divergences in how human security is interpreted and the future prospects for this way of thinking and acting in international relations. User-friendly and easy to follow, this textbook is designed to make a complex subject accessible to all. Key features include: ‘Top ten’ tables highlighting the most destructive events or forms of death in that areas throughout history. Boxed descriptions elaborating key concepts in the fields of security and International Relations. ‘Biographical boxes’ of key individuals who have shaped security politics. Further reading and websites at the end of each chapter guiding you towards the most up-to-date information on the various topics. Glossary of political terminology. This highly acclaimed and popular academic text will continue to be essential reading for everyone interested in security.

Gale Guide to Internet Databases


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computer network resources
Page: N.A
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The State of Al Qaeda, Its Affiliates, and Associated Groups

View from Outside Experts : Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, Hearing Held February 4, 2014
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Islamic fundamentalism
Page: 119
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Journal of the Senate of the United States of America


Author: United States. Congress. Senate
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Legislation
Page: N.A
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Электронная теория металлов


Author: М.И. Каганов,И.М. Лифшиц,М.Я. Азбель
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5458626400
Category:
Page: 415
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Монография содержит изложение современной электронной теории металлов, основанное на предположении, что электроны проводимости — квазичастицы со сложным законом дисперсии.

Global Food Trade and Consumer Demand for Quality


Author: International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306467547
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 251
View: 6153
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The objective of these proceedings is to examine consumer demand for quality attributes (including food safety, biotechnology-free food, organic food, etc.) in the context of a global economy and expanding international trade and the role of both private firm strategies and public policy in facilitating consumer choice and free trade. Specific questions will be addressed in order to meet this objective. They begin with the two-way linkage between trade and consumer demand, and end with quality and regulation.

Postgraduate Education in Higher Education


Author: Ronel Erwee,Meredith Harmes,Marcus Harmes,Patrick Alan Danaher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811052477
Category: Education
Page: 530
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This handbook brings together contributors from the United States, Australasia and Europe who use theoretical insights and empirical data to examine current practices as well as possible future directions of postgraduate education. A full range of postgraduate study options are explored, including PhD and professional doctorates, masters awards, and taught coursework programs. The contributions of key stakeholders to the delivery of postgraduate education are addressed, including students, supervisors and university administrators. From this collection, university managers, higher education scholars, and anyone interested in establishing a centre for higher education are given comprehensive overviews of academic leadership, doctoral education, and supervisory relationships. Topics examined in detail in this collection are little discussed in the available literature, including supervisory relationships between colleagues, the emergence of the “second-career academic”, and academic blogging and social networking. The external pressures that universities around the world are experiencing, including neoliberalism, the massification of student numbers, disruptive innovations, and external quality benchmarking, are considered in terms of the ways that they are prompting change in how postgraduate study is administered and delivered. Many chapters contain specific recommendations to meet organisational and student needs, including for specific demographics such as international students or specific programs. The professional, employment, and information literacy needs of students and the professional development of supervisors and processes for examination are also considered.

Washington Monitor's Federal Yellow Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Administrative agencies
Page: N.A
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The Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

House of Lords official report
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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