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Food Supply Chain Management
"Food Supply Chain Management" is edited by Michael A. Bourlakis and Paul W. H. Weightman. The food supply chain is a series of links and inter-dependencies, from farms to food consumers' plates, embracing a wide range of disciplines. "Food Supply Chain Management" brings together the most important of these disciplines and aims to provide an understanding of the chain, to support those who manage parts of the chain and to enhance the development of research activities in the discipline. "Food Supply Chain Management" follows a 'farm to fork' structure. Each chapter starts with aims and an introduction, and concludes with study questions that students in particular will find useful. Topics covered include the food consumer, perceived risk and product safety, procurement, livestock systems and crop production, food manufacture, retailing, wholesaling and catering. Special consideration is also given to supermarket supply networks, third party logistics, temperature controlled supply chains, organic foods and the U. S. food supply chain. A final chapter looks at the future for food supply chain management. Michael Bourlakis and Paul Weightman, the editors and contributors to this timely and fascinating book, have drawn together chapters from leading authorities in this important area, to provide a book that is an essential purchase for all those involved in the supply of food and its study. Those involved in the food supply chain within food companies and in academic establishments, including agricultural scientists, food scientists, food technologists, and students studying these subjects, will find much of great use and interest within its covers. Libraries in all universities and research stations where these subjects are studied and taught should have several copies. Dr Bourlakis and Dr Weightman teach and research at the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U. K. Also available from Blackwell Publishing: "The Microbiological Risk Assessment of FoodS", Mortimore and C. Wallace, 0 632 05648 7; "Listeria, 2nd Edition", C. Bell and A. Kyriakides, 1 405 10618 2; "Salmonella", C. Bell and A. Kyriakides, 0 632 05519 7; "International Journal of Food Science and Technology", published 10 times per year, ISSN 0950-5423; and "Metal Contamination of Food, 3rd Edition", C. Reilly, 0 632 05927 3.

European Agriculture: Enlargement, Structural Change, CAP Reform, and Trade Liberalization
This book provides an in-depth look at Europe's changing agricultural and food markets, focusing on the impacts of recent policy reforms, enlargement of the European Union (EU), and trade liberalisation. The papers included in this book braid together four important themes in European agriculture and food markets: the impacts of EU enlargement on productivity growth and catching up in the Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs), the influence of food quality standards on market structures in the CEECs and on trade, the impacts of common agricultural policy (CAP) reforms on EU and world markets, and the costs of adjusting to CAP reforms in specific sectors. The insights provided in these papers into the empirical interactions between policies, institutions, and market outcomes, both domestically and internationally, are valuable to policy makers and researchers interested in the future of European agriculture.

European Business
environment, this comprehensive volume focuses upon European integration, especially market integration, and explores how it has affected the strategy and behaviour of businesses with a European presence. In addition to covering topics such as the single European market, the single currency and related policy issues, this detailed volume explores issues that have hitherto not been as widely covered, such as: the European consumer, entrepreneurship, and Europe's relationship with emerging economies such as China. The book considers how European member states relate to, and affect, policy and strategy, and how Europe itself interacts with the rest of the world. The theme of integration is central to the book as Europe, although not without its significant problems, is the deepest and most advanced case of regional integration in the contemporary world and is looked to as a potential role model by regions seeking greater integration themselves. Containing numerous topical case studies which fully place theoretical issues in real world situations, this detailed volume is a valuable resource for students of international business at all levels.

Directory of EU Information Sources
This is a new sixteenth edition of the "Directory of EU Information Sources". It brings together a broad range of information sources, comprising not only the various constituent institutions of the European Union, their personnel, publications, information websites and representations in Europe and the rest of the world, but also diplomatic representation in Brussels, European-level trade and professional associations and NGOs, consultants and lawyers specializing in EU affairs, Press Agencies, EU grants and loans programmes, and universities offering courses in European integration. This is the most comprehensive compilation of contacts and published information on the European Union, providing access to over 12,500 information sources.

Turkey in the European Union: Implications for Agriculture, Food and Structural Policy (Cabi Publishing): Implications for Agriculture, Food and Structural Policy
The European Union will begin accession negotiations with Turkey in October 2005. Agriculture, food and rural issues will play a major role in the negotiations, raising questions about the consequences of EU membership for Turkey's agricultural sector and rural population. This book presents a comprehensive description of Turkey's agricultural, food and rural sectors. Focusing on institutional arrangements, performance and economic prospects. Topics dealt with include agricultural production, prices and policies, agricultural trade, environmental issues, animal and plant health, and conditions in rural areas. The book explores the possible consequences of accession, both for Turkey and for the European Union.

Turkey and the European Union: Internal Dynamics and External Challenges
Accession negotiations are underway and Turkey is preparing to become a full member of the EU. "Turkey and the European Union" makes a scholarly contribution to the debate over Turkey's participation in the European integration process and the EU's future enlargement. It explores the recent history of ups and downs in EU-Turkish relations and looks at the prospects and challenges that Turkey's membership presents to both the EU and Turkey. The central question is how the internal economic and sociopolitical dynamics, and external orientations of Turkey, will meet the challenges of EU membership. Turkey's regional role and relations with the US are also examined.

Macroeconomic Policies for EU Accession
What macroeconomic requirements must Turkey meet in its quest to accede to the European Union? This book, with its distinguished contributors - well-known economists and policymakers - examines and analyses these macroeconomic challenges confronting Turkey. Although the focus is on the specific situation of Turkey, the lessons are informative for other candidate countries and the findings directly relevant to the process of European integration. The book is divided into four parts: fiscal policies and sustainability of public finances; monetary policy challenges; preconditions for euro adoption; and, sustainable regimes of capital movements. Each topic is studied in two consecutive papers concentrating first on the challenges faced by the countries of the EU, and then by Turkey. Several papers review the experiences from the previous round of EU accession and the implications of these for Turkey. "Macroeconomic Policies for EU Accession" will appeal to policymakers, bureaucrats and academics interested in the macroeconomic problems of EU accession and European integration.

Turkey and Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition: Towards Membership of the EU
This comparative study of the Central and Eastern European and Turkish economies analyzes the implications of EU enlargement. The contributors discuss issues related to the creation of a legal infrastructure that encourages entrepreneurial initiative, fair competition, market forces and investor confidence. They assess the benefits of following prudent monetary and fiscal policies together with appropriate competition, trade and foreign direct investment policies in Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe.

Ageing Europe
What role do senior citizens have in European society in the late twentieth century? Retirement is no longer the straightforward entry point to old age it once was. More and more people throughout Europe are leaving the labour force in different ways. At the same time older people are living longer and healthier lives, forcing back the threshold of frailty. This book presents findings from recent policy oriented research undertaken by the EU's Observatory on Ageing and Older People; the most definitive account to date of socio-economic policies affecting older people and the extent of their social integration in European society. The book also presents the results from a specially commissioned Eurobarometer survey of public attitudes to ageing and older people conducted in twelve European Union countries. Overall it provides a unique and comprehensive portrait of how older people are perceived by the general public in the EU and how they view themselves and the ageing process. The book criticizes European countries for failing to come to terms with the fact of societal ageing and challenges them and the EU itself to ensure the social integration of older people.

Regulating Medicines in Europe
This Book explains and investigates how medicines are controlled in Europe, especially the EU. Based on penetrating documentary and interview research with the pharmaceutical industry, regulators and consumer organisations,it provides the first major critical examination of the new Europeanised systems of medicine regulation. The authors argue that the drive to produce and approve more drugs more quickly for a single European market dominates other considerations, such as improvements in democratic accountability, the independence of regulators and scientific expertise from commercial interests, and drug safety testing and surveillance.

Trends in EU Health Care Systems
For decades, the nations of the European Union wrote the book on universal health coverage. Recent economic developments, however, have created problems ranging from widening inequities of care to growing numbers of uninsured - a progression expertly described by Win de Gooijer in "Trends in EU Health Care Systems". De Gooijer's dual background as an economist and the CEO of Dutch health care corporations, together with his broad international experience, give him a unique understanding of his subject. He traces world economic currents that have affected quality of and access to health care throughout the EU - trends that took years to develop, but are coming to rapid fruition. Comparative illustrations from Europe and the US show national interests at odds with global ones, as governments transfer social responsibilities to market-driven agencies. Included in his discussion: expansion versus reform - a forty-year analysis of Europe's health care systems; why governments cannot completely control the always-evolving dynamics of health care; ethical and medical issues arising from the continent's changing politics; and predictions on future directions in EU health care - how much change is possible, how much is necessary. Some may find De Gooijer's ideas startling, and the book is bound to be the subject of controversy. But it is critical reading for health care managers and policymakers, politicians and insurers, advanced students of public health - in short, anyone looking to Europe for the next phase of this far-reaching evolution. "This book is a very important contribution to the debate about the future direction of health policy in Europe. It captures the economic and social trends that underpin health systems with a keen and objective eye and poses some very challenging questions about the future. It will not be a comfortable read for politicians but it is a book that must be read." - Brian Edwards, President of the European Hospital and Health Care Federation (HOPE). "The concept of subsidiarity is prohibitive to a sound discussion of health care systems on a European level. Economic principles dominate the debate and their consequences for health care are hardly understood. The author bridges the gap between economic and health care developments and wrote a book that is essential reading for policy makers and health care managers who really care." - Rob Koning, Past President of the European Health Management Association (EHMA). "The future development of European health policy should not be an exclusively political affair. Hospital managers should also be actively involved, particularly as regards the design and organization of present and future European hospitals. For this purpose, this book is a useful and well-founded manual. It not only clarifies the dangers, but also points to the challenges and possible alternative policy options. Therefore, this book should be in the boardroom of each and every European hospital." - Willy Heuschen, Secretary-General of the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM). "Win de Gooijer brings immense clarity to a complex issue. In this book, he draws major and new conclusions, and raises many challenging questions. We hope this book will draw the attention it deserves." - Gerard Vincent, President International Hospital Federation.

A New Model for European Medical Device Regulation
A New Model for European Medical Device Regulation: A Comparative Legal Analysis in the EU and the USA (Hardcover).

1000 Things to Do in London (Time Out Guides)
However well you know London, there's always more to be uncovered. New events and attractions, or familiar buildings or vistas seen from a different angle. A stroll across Waterloo Bridge or dinner after dark in St. James's Park; a canal walk in Camden or a glass of champagne from the top of a city skyscraper. Discover a secret garden in Chelsea, take a lifeboat ride on the Thames; eat a bagel in Golders Green, fly a kite on Hampstead Heath; spend a morning in Billingsgate market, an afternoon in Battersea Park zoo. Packed with ideas from unusual takes on well-known attractions to quirky walks and must-visit restaurants and shops; from once-in-a-lifetime experiences to everyday pleasures - many of them absolutely free. We'll show you how to fall for London all over again.

Tupe - Law and Practice: An Overview
For UK employers and their advisers, the new TUPE Regulations, (introduced on 6 April 2006), have been eagerly awaited. They have taken the government five years to finalise, following extensive consultation and usher in a new regime to govern the rights of employees on a takeover or merger of the business which employs them. The new TUPE regulations replace regulations introduced 25 years ago and introduce a number of reforms: extending the scope to service provision changes (i.e. contracting-out); clarification of the overall definition of a relevant transfer; determining key issues relating to transfer dismissals and changes to terms and conditions; clearer pensions obligations; strengthened consultation rights; and the widening of the application of TUPE where the transferor is insolvent. This book provides a guide to the changes, first setting them in the context of the existing TUPE protections. It explores the practical issues to which these have given rise and some of the controversies they have created, particularly in relation to the key areas of insolvency and pensions. The book examines the impact of European law on this area as well as looking at trade union action in the UK in this context. It is an ideal guide for employers and their advisers, and an invaluable reference work for economists, policy-makers, and academics and students.

Living and Working in the European Union
Living and Working in the European Union is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book for employees, emigrants, students, business people, retirees, long-stay visitors and anyone planning to spend some time in the enlarged (25 countries) European Union. Written by Joanna Styles, an experienced travel and non-fiction writer, and illustrated by Jim Watson.

The CIS, the EU and Russia: Challenges of Integration
"The CIS, the EU and Russia" focuses on the difficulties facing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus with regard to their integration into both the CIS and the encroaching EU. It analyzes the links between the integration mechanisms of the CIS and EU and the various state policies towards, and the elite interests in, the territory of the former Soviet Union.

Putin's Russia and the Enlarged Europe (Chatham House Papers)
The enlargement of the European Union and NATO requires new relationships with Russia that take account of its greater self-reliance under President Putin but also its continued need for engagement in Europe. There are serious choices to be made on both sides about the obstacles to good relations, and about the policies to enable a form of Russian 'inclusion without membership'. In this authoritative work, which draws on extensive interviews with Russian decision-makers as well as a body of new survey evidence, official sources and recent published debates, the authors examine recent changes in Russia's relations with the EU and NATO and explore the patterns of support for these various orientations among its own elites and public. A final chapter anticipates the issues that will become increasingly prominent, including competition in the 'common neighbourhood' and controversy over the role of values in shaping Russia's future position in Europe.

The EU and Russia
"The core of this book is an authoritative review of the evolution and prospects of relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation, but it may be further recommended for its perceptive analysis of a decade of constitution of orderly rules for the Russian political economy." Michael kaser, St Antony's College, University of Oxford. "Enlargement of the EU to the East opens a new chapter in relations with Russia just as Russia's own situation is evolving more quickly than at any moment since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This timely new book provides an accessible and fresh account of a fascinating subject." Rt Hon, Christopher Patten, EU Commissioner for External Realtions. "The EU and Russia is a substantial and detailed contribution to the debate about the relationship between Russia nd the expanding European Union, a debate which is bound to become more urgent as the two draw closer together over the next decades." Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Senior Advisor to Deutsche bank in London, UK Ambassador to the Russian Federation 1988-1992. The authors of "The EU and Russia are positive about the prospects for partnership but realistic about the difficulties. Their book provides the facts on which the prospects can be assessed and ideas on which the development of the partnership could be based. The core of this book is an authoritative review of the evolution and prospects of relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation, but it may be further recommended for its perceptive analysis of a decade of constitution of orderly rules for the Russian political economy. Michael kaser, St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Ukraine, the EU and Russia: History, Culture and International Relations
Ukrainians re-emerged on Europe's political map in 1991 after more than two hundred years of direct Russian rule. As there was no 'liberation war' and 'old regime' elites were not exiled or executed, the legacies of the past weigh-down particularly heavily. Political independence is not matched by economic, cultural and psychological independence. This book surveys the Ukrainian-EU relationship in light of the legacies of Russian rule. It examines interrelationships between identities, loyalties and political/cultural orientations, reviews policies, and identifies salient forces and trends.

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.

International Relations and the EU
This text sets out to locate the European Union in the context of International Relations theory and to explore the ways in which the European Union frames and conducts its international relations. Each chapter deals with the three key themes of the volume: the EU as a sub-system of international relations, the EU and the processes of international relations, and the EU as a power. Part I surveys the subject's roots, Part II deals with the institutions and processes of policy formation and Part III looks at the key themes of the study of the EU as an international actor.

Policy-Making in the European Union
In recent years the European Union's membership has increased from 15 to 25 countries, it has adopted the Lisbon strategy for achieving greater economic competitiveness, taken steps towards a more purposive common foreign and defence policy, and significantly increased its efforts to deal with challenges to internal security. The new edition of this highly successful textbook brings the reader up-to-date with the range of core policy challenges facing the European Union and the ways in which they are being addressed. It includes a new chapter which lays out the primary questions of the book against the background of new research and a new chapter on employment policy which covers the major developments in this area.

The Political System of the European Union
Systematically revised and rewritten throughout and updated to cover the impact of EU enlargement, text analyzes the EU as a political system using the methods of comparative political science.

EU Treaties and Legislation
Designed specifically for students, Blackstone's Statutes lead the market in providing a carefully selected, regularly updated, and well sourced collection of legislation for the core subjects and major options offered on the law syllabus. Each title is ideal for use throughout the course and in exams providing the student with: - Unparalleled coverage - Unannotated primary and secondary legislation - Detailed tables of content to aid quick and efficient research - Up-to-date and relevant material Online Resource Centre Updates Web links

EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials
Written by two prominent experts in the field, the fourth edition of the market-leading EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials offers the reader an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the main fields of EU Law, both institutional and substantive. Through the distinctive mix of 50% text and 50% cases and materials, the fully revised and updated fourth edition addresses the significant recent developments in EU legislation, including four new chapters on topics of central importance. The new enlarged format includes a two-colour text design which easily distinguishes between author commentary and cases and materials. Craig and de Burca's EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials is the bestselling EU Law textbook - recommended by many institutions as a core text for LLB courses and trusted by thousands of students to provide an authoritative commentary on EU Law. Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing an: - interactive map of Europe with hot-spots on all EU member states, providing factual information on each member country - interactive timeline tracking key dates in EU legal history.

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