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EU Climate Change Policy: The Challenge of New Regulatory Initiatives (New Horizons in Environmental Law)
This book explores the current policy measures adopted by the EU in order to realize its Kyoto Protocol commitment and to prepare for further emission reductions after 2012. "EU Climate Change Policy" focuses on legal instruments, with emissions trading at the forefront of the policy package, accompanied by directives on energy taxation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Distinguished authors provide a commentary on each aspect of the policy measures, discussing both theoretical and practical aspects. Overall, it is concluded that the EU's policy is still very 'green' and thus needs to be developed further in a comprehensive and meaningful way. With discussions on the current state of affairs of EU climate change policy, and on the issues that may shape its future agenda, this book will be of great interest to academics, civil servants, students and stakeholders.

Climate Change Law: Emissions Trading in the EU and the UK
This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the regulatory framework for carbon trading in Europe. It brings together in one volume the first full legal analysis of EU and UK law relating to the EU emissions trading scheme, and all the legislative materials necessary to understand this innovative and complex area of environmental law. It also includes the first published legal account of the UK s ground-breaking use of market-based instruments to address climate change: the Climate Change Agreements and the UK Emissions Trading Scheme. There has been an exponential growth in international interest and investment in carbon finance since the launch of the EU emissions trading scheme in 2005. In 2005 alone, the value of the European carbon market is estimated to have been more than 5bn. With emissions trading schemes under development across the world, the EU scheme will act not only as the prototype for the design of other schemes but is also emerging as the centre of the global carbon market. This book provides both practitioners and policy makers with the comprehensive materials necessary to gain a full understanding of the EU scheme and related UK domestic instruments. It is an essential companion for any professional advising on carbon trading in the UK or EU and a user-friendly reference tool for lawyers, carbon traders, and those working in regulated industries and financial institutions with an interest in carbon finance. It also provides an invaluable set of materials and lessons learned for policy makers and industry in jurisdictions where carbon trading are under development and for those with an interest in the use of market-based mechanisms to address other environmental problems.

EU Pharmaceutical Regulation
This book provides an analysis of European Union pharmaceutical regulation from a policy-making perspective. It focuses on how the conflicting agendas of the pharmaceutical industry, EU member states, and consumer interests are reconciled within the context of serving public health needs within the single market; and also provides a unique perspective on how and why EU pharmaceutical policy is made.

Secured Lending in Eastern Europe
This new work is the first comparative study of central and eastern European secured transactions laws to be written in English. It gives a valuable insight into the legal reforms taking place in the transition economies of central and eastern Europe (and elsewhere), explaining the general mechanics of secured transactions laws in a helpful and practical way. The book will explore the characteristics that make security law useful from a practical point of view, the purpose being not merely to describe existing rules on security but to concentrate on the question of how those rules can apply in practice. The author concentrates on seven central and eastern European secured transactions laws in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation and the Slovak Republic. These laws are contrasted with the EBRD's Model Law on Secured Transactions and the EBRD's Core Principles for a Modern Secured Transactions Law. In addition, English, German and US law (which, among others, influenced the EBRD's work) are used as further reference sources.

Banking in the New Europe
The completion of the European Single Market Programme (SMP) and the launch of "Euroland" are bold statements on the European Union and its future. Within this economic process, the particular importance of the banking and financial services sectors is widely emphasized. This collection explores the strategic impact of the Single Market Programme and European Monetary Union on European banks and banking systems. The contributors examine 11 banking systems: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. Up to date and with a common thematic overview of major trends in European banking systems, this book covers key strategic developments, structural changes, performance trends and strategies.

Slovenia (New EU Countries and Citizens)
This excellent new series focuses on the ten new member states of the European Union - Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Malta, and Cyprus. Highly illustrated with colour photographs, maps and drawings, each book contains information about the culture, people, history, geographical features, climate and economy of each country, and much more!

Slovenia (European Union: Political, Social and Economic Cooperation) (European Union: Political, Social and Economic Cooperation)
With a membership of 25 countries covering some 3.3m sq. km., and a population approaching 4 billion, the European Union is a force to be reckoned with. Formally established in 1993, the EU is the most recent in a series of European cooperative organizations that originated in 1951 and became the European Community in 1967. Its principal aim is to promote and expand cooperation among member states in trade, security, law, and social issues. Much of what the EU does, or fails to do, is misunderstood by many and this stems from a basic lack of understanding the component parts of the organization. "The European Union" is a 26-volume series that aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the political, social, and economic status of each country for a better understanding of the whole.

The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook (McGraw-Hill Library of Investment & Finance)
This is today's most up-to-date and comprehensive resource for eurodollar futures. Eurodollar futures, and put and call options traded on those futures, revolutionized the world of banking and finance and are now among the most widely traded money market contracts in the world. "The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook" explores the complete range of current research and trading practice on these uniquely flexible trading vehicles, and tells you everything you need to know to increase your profits - and, more important, control your losses - when navigating this complex market.Featuring contributions from leading Eurodollar experts, including the author's seminal articles on Eurodollar convexity bias and measuring and trading term TED spreads, this long-awaited book explains: Eurodollar futures - what they are, how they are priced, and how they can be used to hedge interest rate risk and trade the yield curve; and, Eurodollar options - structures and patterns of Eurodollar rate volatilities, along with price, volatility, and risk parameter conventions of Eurodollar options. Eurodollar futures and options trading has grown exponentially, with no end in sight to its phenomenal growth. Let "The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook" arm you with the latest knowledge on these important trading vehicles, and provide you with the strategies and techniques you need to make the most of this liquid and lucrative market.Today's Eurodollar market - the market for dollar denominated deposits outside of the United States - is perhaps the largest and most liquid of the world's short-term dollar markets and is becoming the new standard of value for fixed income markets. For over a decade, futures and options traders in this market have relied on "Eurodollar Futures and Options" (by Burghardt, Belton, Lane, Luce, and McVey) for accurate market analysis coupled with solid, results-oriented trading and hedging strategies. Markets have changed dramatically, however, and the need for a comprehensive new handbook has become obvious and acute. "The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook" takes over where that book left off and incorporates all of the major advances in understanding how Eurodollar futures and options work and how traders and hedgers should use them.With contributions from Galen Burghardt, his colleagues, and collaborators, this hands-on volume focuses on every facet of this powerful market. It provides practitioners with practical, detailed discussions of: the Eurodollar Market - (growth, expansion, and consolidation of the interest rate markets; key money market developments; the birth of Eurodollar futures; exchange-traded money market futures and OTC interest rate swaps); and, Eurodollar Futures - (the Eurodollar futures contract; forward and futures interest rates; hedging with Eurodollar futures; pricing and hedging swaps; the convexity bias, with new convexity bias series; measuring and trading term TED spreads; hedging and trading with stacks, packs, and bundles; hedging extension risk in callable agency notes; the S&P 500 calendar roll; and, trading the turn).It also provides discussions of Eurodollar Options - (the Eurodollar option contract; price, volatility, and risk parameter conventions; caps, floors, and Eurodollar options; structure and patterns of Eurodollar rate volatility; trading with serial and mid-curve Eurodollar options; relative versus basis point volatility, including volatility cones; and, hedging convexity bias).Until now, most of the material in this book was available only in assorted and often hard to find research notes. Eurodollar futures and options traders had to seek out special courses or know someone who had access to these notes. "The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook" combines greatly improved basic tools and research applications with current research on Eurodollar futures and options, and saves you both time and money by giving you all of the important basic tools and applications in one comprehensive, accessible volume.

The Year of the Euro: The Cultural, Social, and Political Import of Europe's Common Currency (Contemporary European Politics and Society): The Cultural, ... (Contemporary European Politics and Society)
"The Year of the Euro" examines the wide-ranging importance of Europe's new single currency beyond its impact on financial markets and the economy itself. On January 1, 2002, when the new currency began to circulate in the twelve participating member states of the European Union, the long move toward a supranational European framework for trade and institutions finally entered the fabric of daily life for hundreds of millions of citizens. The contributing authors to this highly readable and interdisciplinary volume offer a variety of perspectives on this extraordinary episode in currency change and European convergence. The book's essays offer the assessments of leading scholars of European affairs - from the fields of history, political science, sociology, and law - as to whether the new common currency will reshape the continent's cultures, societies, and political systems and, if so, in what ways. The discussions and debates found in these pages will inform those, within and outside academia, who are interested in the future of Europe and in the meaning of national currencies. The volume is also suitable for classroom use in courses on the European Union, cultural and economic sociology, comparative politics, and contemporary Europe.

The Leadership in an Enlarged European Union: The European Council, the Presidency and the Commission
Peter Ludlow's latest Briefing Note is concerned with the structure of leadership in the European Union. As Jean Monnet observed, 'nothing is possible without men, nothing is lasting without institutions'. During the past thirty or forty years, the EU has developed a remarkably effective system of collective leadership in and through the European Council which has continued to facilitate the integration process, despite radical changes in the size and character of the EU itself, and the emergence of a generation of leaders whose most prominent figures bear little comparison with their predecessors. The first two sections of the paper analyse how and why the system emerged and flourished. The Dutch and French referenda must, however be seen in part at least as a protest against this system. Representing as its members do both the peoples and states of the European Union, the European Council's legitimacy is not in question. To be as effective in the future as it has been in the past, it must however become more accountable to those in a position to scrutinise, and if necessary discipline its members. This means in the first instance national parliaments and citizens rather than the European Parliament. The constitutional treaty, which must now be presumed dead, had remarkably little of use to say on these matters, largely because MEPs and national parliamentarians in the Convention, either would not or did not acknowledge the European Council's status as 'the highest authority in the Union'. One of the positive features of the present crisis is therefore that it offers a fresh opportunity to find pragmatic, but at the same time radical solutions to fundamental problems which EU orthodoxy has obscured for far too long.

The Government and Politics of the European Union
This new edition of Neill Nugent's widely-used and much-praised book on the European Union has been systematically revised to provide full coverage of the new pan-European character of the EU after the 2004 enlargement. It includes a new chapter on the attempt to develop a European constitution and has been updated throughout to cover other recent developments.

10 Fact Sheets to understand the Lisbon Treaty
The European Council, which met in Lisbon on 18th and 19th October 2007 approved the new reform treaty so called "Lisbon Treaty", which replaces the draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. This new treaty introduces modifications both to the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty) and the Treaty establishing the European Community (Rome Treaty). The Robert Schuman Foundation provides its readers with 10 summary, informative sheets explaining how the European Union will work after this new treaty.

The World Is a Ghetto
A masterful account of world racial politics and the future of global race relations by a leading American sociologist. The World Is a Ghetto compares post-World War II racial dynamics in four countries or regions: the United States, South Africa, Brazil, and the European Union. Howard Winant argues that race remains crucial both for contemporary politics and for concepts of identity and culture. By investigating how economic development, labor processes, the ideals of democracy and popular sovereignty, patterns of social stratification, and even concepts of social and individual identity have been affected by the role race has played in the modern global democracy, Winant provides a new critique of racial exclusion and inequality.An invaluable tool for understanding the role of race in contemporary global politics, The World Is a Ghetto provides a sobering history of the real successes of movements for racial justice and democracy both in the U. S. and globally.

Deeper Integration and Trade in Services in the Euro-mediterranean Region: Southern Dimensions of the European Neighborhood Policy (Europe, Central Asia and the World Bank)
The Arab countries of the southern Mediterranean rim have long suffered from economic stagnation and an increasing marginalization in the global economy. Deeper economic integration with the enlarged European Union - accounting for a quarter of global GDP and foreign direct investment - could become a main driver for economic development in he southern Mediterranean countries. The planned Euro-Mediterranean free trade area for goods is a first step into that direction, but additional measures are needed to translate geographic proximity into economic growth; especially, the removal of non-tariff barriers, the liberalization of services trade, and comprehensive behind-the-border policy reforms. The European Neighborhood Policy, launched in 2003, could provide an appropriate policy framework for an integration strategy between the EU and its southern periphery. This title analyzes the adjustment needs and policy options associated with deeper integration between the two sides of the Mediterranean Sea. It puts specific emphasis on the dynamics of deeper integration at the company level, including issues such as outward processing trade, supply-chain integration, and the outsourcing of back-office functions. In addition to a general discussion of deeper integration and trade in services liberalization, the title also contains a detailed assessment of individual sectors - especially the backbone services (e.g. transport, telecommunication, financial markets, electricity) and other markets of particular relevance for deeper integration (e.g. tourism, IT-enabled services, distribution services). Even though the main focus is on regional integration, the title also factors multilateral liberalization issues into its analysis (e.g. the GATS, the WTO Doha Round) as well as options for the pursuit of an open regionalism.

European Security Law
There have been a number of EU military operations in the last few years, evidence of a growing European military confidence, which in turn is a reflection of a developing competence in security matters. The creation of the European Union and its Common Foreign and Security Policy by the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 heralded this development, though the idea of a common defence can be traced to the beginnings of European integration. This book provides an analysis of the EU's evolving legal framework and powers on such matters, but it also recognizes that such a framework sits, sometimes uneasily, within the wider body of EU and International Law. The EU's security and defence policy also overlaps with those of other organizations such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), but more especially the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). EU relations with NATO have, in particular, caused some concern and are still evolving as both organizations seek to play a wider security role in the post-Cold War, and now post-9/11, era. With security now dominating political agendas at the domestic, regional, and international levels, it is no surprise that the EU's concern for security has grown apace, and, following the Union's respect for the rule of law, has been shaped legally as well as politically. This book evaluates the progress of the Union in this regard in its international context and in the wider context of European integration. The analysis is in the main a legal one, but is placed squarely within historical and political perspectives.

Geopolitics Reframed: Security and Identity in Europe's Eastern Enlargement (New Visions in Security)
This book traces the shifting meanings of security and geopolitics in Central European states that acceded into the EU or NATO in 2004. The author examines assumptions that shaped these debates and influenced policy-making, combining fresh theoretical approaches from international relations and political geography with rich empirical material from Central Europe. This book provides the first in-depth analysis of security discourse in the region.

The Kosovo Crisis: And the Evolution of a Post-Cold War European Security
The conflict in Kosovo represents a significant watershed in post-Cold War international security. Interpreting its political and operational significance should reveal important clues for understanding international security in the new millennium. This text analyses the international response to the crisis in Kosovo and its broader implications, by examining its diplomatic, military and humanitarian features. Despite the widely held perception that the conflict in Kosovo has implications for international security, unravelling them can be challenging as it remains an event replete with paradoxes. There are many such paradoxes - NATO entered into the conflict ostensibly to head off a humanitarian catastrophe, only to accelerate the catastrophe by engaging in a bombing campaign; the political aims of all the major players contradicted the the military means chosen by them in the conflict. The Russian role in the diplomatic efforts demonstrated that NATO did not want Russia to be involved but in the end needed her involvement. Russia opposed the bombing campaign but ultimately did not have enough power or influence to rise above a role as NATO's messenger; the doctrinal hurdles to achieving "immaculate coercion" by use of air power alone seemed to tumble in the face of apparent success; it is ultimately unclear how or why NATO succeeded.

Security and Defence Policy in the European Union
This major new text by a leading authority on European security provides a full assessment of the historical, political and systemic reasons behind the rise of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). The author argues that the key issues involved - the challenges of defining a more balanced partnership between the two sides of the Atlantic and of transforming the EU from a civilian power into a new type of crisis management actor - are the most significant since the creation of NATO and the EU at the end of World War 2.

India and the European union: Building a Strategic Partnership
Recognises India's increased stature and influence regionally and globally which brings interest in a growing economy from a billion and plus population.

Europe After Enlargement: Economic Challenges for EU and India
Europe is changing and reinventing itself. The enlargement of the European Union to 25 members in May 2004, and even more in the future, will not change so much the global weight of Europe in the world economy as its economic geography. The entry of the Central and Eastern European countries marks in particular the culmination of an intense process of economic integration which widens the production cost matrix within which European firms are operating, while also expanding the EU market. This constitutes a formidable new order not only for all the European companies, but also for those that wish to establish themselves in Europe or those that have to face competition from firms operating within a Greater Europe. This is in particular the case of India for which Europe remains her largest trading partner and a major technology supplier. Hence a special chapter on this case study.

The Legal Framework of EU-China Investment Relations: A Critical Appraisal (China & International Economic Law)
EU investment in China has increased dramatically since the early 1990s and is poised to increase further in light of China's recent accession to the World Trade Organisation. This book explores and critically appraises the existing legal framework governing EU-China investment relations, particularly EU investment in China. The current legal framework is composed of Chinese law, EU law and applicable international law, but the Chinese law is unsystematic and hard to discover and the EU has acquired only shared external investment competence which is vaguely defined. The applicable international treaties are incomplete, incoherent, or either too general or too specialised. Besides this, the international fora to settle investment disputes are still not readily available. Furthermore while law has played a very important role in decision-making by EU investors, the Chinese legal system is generally perceived as ineffective and lacking in effective enforcement of court and arbitration decisions. What the book demonstrates is that the time is ripe for a new international legal framework for foreign investment in China, and that as EU-China economic and political relations continue to improve, construction of such a framework is not only necessary, but also possible.

The International Politics of EU-China Relations (British Academy Occasional Papers)
In the past 10 years the European Union and China have emerged as new international actors. They have an increasingly diverse relationship covering economy, politics, technology, culture and education; but beyond these two-way linkages the EU-China development is also changing the international political environment. One noted US scholar, David Shambaugh, has pointed to a new 'Strategic Triangle' between the US, EU, and China. Several other major actors such as Japan, India and Russia are also interested in the 'EU factor' in their relations with China; or the 'China factor' in their EU relations. This volume presents contributions from major scholars from Europe and China, which debate the nature, problems and potential of the emerging strategic relationship between the EU and China. Several papers develop new theoretical approaches to regionalism and inter-regionalism. The first major scholarly work to provide a comprehensive overview of EU-China relations and the wider international context, this volume will be essential reading for scholars and students of international relations and policy makers.

Revisiting EU Policy Options for Tackling Climate Change: A Review of the Literature on Social Cost-benefit Analysis of GHG Emissions Reduction Strategies
Reviews the literature on climate policy cost-benefit analysis. This book identifies a number of key strategies for providing significant ancillary benefits in terms of economic efficiency, security of supply, containment of local pollution, innovation, and job creation.

Europe and Global Climate Change: Politics, Foreign Policy and Regional Cooperation
The core objective of this book is to better understand the role of foreign policy - the crossovers and interactions between domestic and international politics and policies - in efforts to preserve the environment and natural resources. Underlying this objective is the belief that it is not enough to analyze domestic or international political actors, institutions and processes by themselves. We need to understand the interactions among them, something that explicit thought about foreign policy can help us do. The eclectic group of contributors explore European and EU responses to global climate change, and provide insights into issues on environmental protection, sustainable development, international affairs and foreign policy.

Fair Trading in EC Law: Information and Consumer Choice in the Internal Market
Fair Trading in EC Law: Information and Consumer Choice in the Internal Market (Hardcover)

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