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Mobile Government: An Emerging Direction in E-government
2 November 2010

Mobile Government: An Emerging Direction in E-government

Mobile Government: An Emerging Direction in E-government

IGI Publishing 2007 | 300 | ISBN: 1591408849 | PDF | 3 Mb

Mobility is no longer a technological revolution. It is more about how businesses and governments can provide a better social infrastructure through mobile applications and services. While e-government was an important step taken by many governments, provision of services through mobile technologies is now inevitable. Public demand for mobility, the efficiency and productivity gains of the public sector through mobility, lead to a natural move from e-Government to m-Government. Mobile Government: An Emerging Direction in e-Government provides selected examples of current developments from various countries in terms of technology, applications and services, and various real world m-government examples, their evaluations, challenges and opportunities. Mobile Government: An Emerging Direction in e-Government applies to various groups, including m-Government practitioners and researchers, government officials, policy makers and mobile IT solution providers in the areas of e-government, mobile business, mobile internet and public administration. This innovative publication contains introductory knowledge on m-Government, and then moves on to a relatively deeper examination of various applications, that are significant in terms of current and future developments in m-Government. ...
The Politics of the European Union (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics)
16 April 2013


The Politics of the European Union (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics)

The Politics of the European Union (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics)
Herman Lelieveldt,
Publisher: Ca...ridge Unisity Press | ISBN: 0521518628 | 2011 | PDF | 330 pages | 3.9 MB
The Political Economy of Joining the European Union. Iceland's Position at the Beginning of the 21st Century
27 May 2011

The Political Economy of Joining the European Union. Iceland's Position at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Magnus Bjarnason, "The Political Economy of Joining the European Union. Iceland's Position at the Beginning of the 21st Century"
Publisher: Amsterdam Univ Pr | 2010 | ISBN: 9056296426 | PDF | 284 pages | 3.8 MB


Iceland can consider its participation in the European Economic Area (EEA) as an associate membership of the European Union (EU). Under the EEA agreement, Iceland participates in the EU free movement of capital, persons, services and industrial goods, along with cooperation in social policy and related fields. However, Iceland does not participate in the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), or in the EU Customs Union. This dissertation studies the effects of full EU membership on Iceland's Political Economy. It gives an overview of the EU, EEA and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), offering thorough analyses of the EMU, Agricultural Policy and Fisheries Policy. The dissertation also reviews the pros and cons of EU membership. A decision to join the EU is in the end a question of political choice and this dissertation is intended to make such a choice as informed as possible. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789056296421.
Commercial Law of the European Union
22 May 2013

Commercial Law of the European Union
Commercial Law of the European Union
ISBN: 9048187737 | 2010 | PDF | 598 pages | 5.3 MB

The volume of European Union legal acts relating to commercial law is staggering. This book provides a clear and concise overview of the vast bulk of European Union business law, giving extensive coverage to both legislation and the decisions of the Court of Justice. The text is fully up to date in the light of the Treaty of Lisbon. The book approaches European Union business law from the perspective of non-Member common law nations such as the United States, Australia and Canada. An Appendix contains model problem questions. Each chapter contains extensive references to other books, articles and websites for further reading.
Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the European Union and the European Economic Area 1993-1997
22 June 2013

Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the European Union and the European Economic Area 1993-1997
Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the European Union and the European Economic Area 1993-1997 by P. Boyle and M. Smans
English | ISBN-10: 9283221591 | 2009 | PDF | 260 pages | 100 mb


Cancer is the second-most common cause of death (after cardiovascular diseases) in the majority of European countries and cancer control is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. It is an international issue and, thankfully, cancer epidemiology is one of the most fruitful areas of international cooperation in cancer research.
European Union and New Regionalism
9 April 2012

European Union and New Regionalism

European Union and New Regionalism
2007 | ISBN: 0754649911 | PDF | 406 pages | 11 MB

Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. With the first edition being prepared at the end of the last century, this new edition anticipates the world of regionalism as we prepare for the second decade of the new millennium. Taking into account the expanded European Union (EU), this volume highlights external relations in the framework of the development of different forms of regional arrangements, within the globalized world of the 21st century. This volume offers: a vigorous response to conventional wisdom on EU international identity; an exploration of key issues of regionalism versus globalization and the potential for world economic and political governance through regionalism; and a key resource for postgraduate or undergraduate study and research of international relations, European studies, comparative politics and international political economy. This distinctive collection is contributed to by the following established scholars: Catherine Borve Arnesen, Kjell A. Eliassen, Andrew Gamble, Bjorn Hettne, Richard Higgott, George Howard Joffe, Thomas Meyer, Pier Carlo Padoan, Sebastian Santander, Alberta M. Sbragia, Reimund Seidelmann, Fred Soderbaum, Mario Telo, Goran Therborn and Alvaro Vasconcelos providing the reader with a comparative analysis of regional arrangements.
Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?
10 December 2010

Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?

Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?

2010 | 304 | ISBN: 0521196124 | PDF | 1 Mb

The European Union (EU) has emerged as a leading governing body in the international struggle to govern climate change. The transformation that has occurred in its policies and institutions has profoundly affected climate change politics at the international level and within its 27 Member States. But how has this been achieved when the EU comprises so many levels of governance, when political leadership in Europe is so dispersed and the policy choices are especially difficult? Drawing on a variety of detailed case studies spanning the interlinked challenges of mitigation and adaptation, this volume offers an unrivalled account of how different actors wrestled with the complex governance dilemmas associated with climate policy making. Opening up the EU's inner workings to non-specialists, it provides an unparalleled perspective on the unique way that the EU governs, as well as exploring its ability to maintain a leading position in international climate change politics. ...
The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact
16 March 2012

The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact

Publisher: P..e M..n (3-2012) | PDF | 296 pages | 0230248268 | 2.9Mb

The European Union in Global Security: The Politics of Impact /by Roy H. Ginsberg, Susan E. Penksa. Does the EU matter in international security? The authors identify and explain the drivers of and brakes to EU foreign security action,
From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union
23 July 2010

From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union
From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union
Harvard University Press 1998 | 264 | ISBN: 067432563X | PDF | 14
The demise of communism in the former Soviet Union and the massive political and economic changes in China are two major transformations of the 20th century. Two central questions are emerging: Why did different communist systems experience different patterns of transition? Why did partial reforms in the Soviet Union and China turn into revolutions? This analytical and empirical study shows that patterns of regime transition in communist states depend on the countries' pre-existing social structures and political and economic institutions. Minxin Pei identifies the rapid mobilization of previously excluded social groups during the reform phase as the most powerful explanation for the revolutionary outcome of initially limited political and economic reforms in the Soviet Union and China. Pei uses comparative data to analyze the different routes of transition to democracy and a market economy in the Soviet Union, China, and, to a lesser extent, other former communist states in Eastern Europe and Asia. The theory is empirically tested in four case studies of changes in China and the Soviet Union - two on the development of the private sector in each country and two on the liberalization of the mass media. The author concludes with statements about regime transition from communism. He rejects the idealistic notion that democratization can, by itself, remove the structural obstacles to economic transformation, and he sees high economic and political costs as unavoidable in transition from communism along either the Soviet or the Chinese path. In comparing Soviet and Chinese transition costs, however, he implicitly endorses the evolutionary changes taking place in China and expresses strong doubt about the revolutionary changes that have occurred in the former Soviet Union. ...
European Union Law for International Business: An Introduction
24 March 2011

European Union Law for International Business: An Introduction

European Union Law for International Business: An Introduction

Cambridge University Press | 2009-09-07 | ISBN: 0521881447 | 262 pages | PDF | 12 MB

Written specifically for exporters and those without legal training, this book is an introduction to the business laws of the European Union that need to be understood by those operating outside the EU. It is a practical guide to the regulatory and procedural issues that exporters and businesses need to be aware of. While providing an overview of how the EU operates as a governing body, the book addresses the key matters that exporters will face during their business transactions. Topics covered include: