Author: The Xiamen Academy of International Law
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
The Application of International Law by the International Court of Justice, Judge Abdul G. Koroma; Prevention and International Law,M. Mohamed Bennouna; International Dispute Resolution, With Specific Attention to China,Christine Chinkin
The Collected Courses of the Xiamen Academy of International Law contain the Summer Courses taught at the Xiamen Academy of International Law by highly qualified international legal professionals. The Second Volume of the Series contains the following articles:Aspects de la question des sources du droit internationalYves DaudetThe Paradigms of Universalism and Particularism in the Age ofGlobalisation: Western Perspectives on the Premises and Finality ofInternational LawArmin von Bogdandy and Sergio DellavalleLegal Aspects of Electronic Commerce: Rules of Evidence, ContractFormation and Online PerformanceJose Angelo Estrella FariaThe Elusive Pro-Arbitration Priority in Contemporary Court Scrutinyof Arbitral AwardsTibor VáradyThe Xiamen Academy of International Law aims to promote academic exchanges among legal communities across the globe, encourage examination of major international issues and, by so doing, seek ways to improve the possibilities for world peace and international cooperation. It seeks to achieve this aim by providing the highest level of education to individuals, particularly those from Asian countries, interested in the development and use of international law persons such as young lecturers in international law, diplomats, practitioners of transnational law, government officials in charge of foreign affairs, and officials of international organizations.
Xiamen Academy of International Law Summer Courses, July 27–31, 2015
Author: Petersmann,van Loon,Patel
In the Collected Courses of the Xiamen Academy of International Law Hans van Loon, Former Secretary-General of The Hague Conference of Private International Law, Prof. Bimal N. Patel, Director of Gujarat National Law University, India, and Prof. Ernst Ulrich Petersmann of the European University Institute in Florence, provide insightful, perspicacious and concise analysis of recent developments in international law .
Author: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
The Collected Courses of the Xiamen Academy of International Law contain the Summer Courses taught at the Xiamen Academy of International Law by highly qualified international legal professionals. The First Volume of the Series contains the following articles:Preface;The Role of the International Court of Justice in the Peaceful Settlement of International Law H.E. Jiuyong Shi;Changing Dimensions of International Law: An Asian Perspective R.P. Anand;The Changing Dimensions of the International Law Carriage by Air Bin Cheng;Changing Dimensions of International Investment Vaughan LoweThe Xiamen Academy of International Law aims to promote academic exchanges among legal communities across the globe, encourage examination of major international issues and, by so doing, seek ways to improve the possibilities for world peace and international cooperation. It seeks to achieve this aim by providing the highest level of education to individuals, particularly those from Asian countries, interested in the development and use of international law persons such as young lecturers in international law, diplomats, practitioners of transnational law, government officials in charge of foreign affairs, and officials of international organizations.
Author: Leone Niglia
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
European private law has hitherto tended to be conceptualised firmly around ideas of unity and harmony. Yet the discourse within other areas of European law, notably constitutional law scholarship, visibly adopts pluralist perspectives. This book seeks to bridge the gap between 'public' and 'private' law by looking at European private law from various pluralist positions and by investigating old and new ways in which to understand legal pluralism in general. It fills a gap in the wide literature on legal pluralism, as the first book entirely dedicated to offering an insight into legal pluralism from the vantage point of the private law domain. The book addresses critically issues such as what pluralism really means in private law and what conceptions of pluralism it embodies, including discussion about the outer boundaries of any of the pluralist understandings. Contributions address comparative, critical, historical, theoretical and normative aspects. The book provides an opportunity to engage innovatively with problematic conceptual issues which inform the work of European private law scholars, including the debate on the Common Frame of Reference Poject of the European Commision.
A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication
Author: Armin von Bogdandy,Ingo Venzke
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The vast majority of all international judicial decisions have been issued since 1990. This increasing activity of international courts over the past two decades is one of the most significant developments within the international law. It has repercussions on all levels of governance and has challenged received understandings of the nature and legitimacy of international courts. It was previously held that international courts are simply instruments of dispute settlement, whose activities are justified by the consent of the states that created them, and in whose name they decide. However, this understanding ignores other important judicial functions, underrates problems of legitimacy, and prevents a full assessment of how international adjudication functions, and the impact that it has demonstrably had. This book proposes a public law theory of international adjudication, which argues that international courts are multifunctional actors who exercise public authority and therefore require democratic legitimacy. It establishes this theory on the basis of three main building blocks: multifunctionality, the notion of an international public authority, and democracy. The book aims to answer the core question of the legitimacy of international adjudication: in whose name do international courts decide? It lays out the specific problem of the legitimacy of international adjudication, and reconstructs the common critiques of international courts. It develops a concept of democracy for international courts that makes it possible to constructively show how their legitimacy is derived. It argues that ultimately international courts make their decisions, even if they do not know it, in the name of the peoples and the citizens of the international community.
Author: Hanqin Xue
Publisher: Collected Courses of the Xiame
A general introduction to the basic concepts and principles of the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.
Making Transnational Law
Author: Francis Snyder
Francis Snyder shows how the 2008 infant formula crisis led to transnational food safety law and standards in China, reforms in government policy and closer relations with international organisations. He also makes recommendations for dealing with continuing challenges.
The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China's Rise
Author: Evan S. Medeiros
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Political Science
China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.
Author: José E. Alvarez
Category: Business & Economics
The Impact of International Organizations on International Law by Jose Alvarez addresses how international organizations, particularly those within the UN system, have changed the forms, contents, and effects of international law
Author: Maddison Angus
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This book uses a comparative approach to explain why China’s role in the world economy has changed so dramatically in the last thousand years. This edition has been revised and updated and Chapter 4 is new. It concludes that China will resume its role as the world's largest economy by 2015.
The Secret Files
Author: Andrew James Nathan,Bruce Gilley
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Profiles the leaders of China's Politburo Standing Committee, tracing their rise to power and their anticipated role in propelling China toward a market economy with stronger ties to the United States. Reprint.
The Way Forward
Author: Michael Faure,Andre Van der Walt
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
This timely book explores the relationship between private law and globalization. It examines the consequences of the fact that law making now takes place in a globalized world which increasingly leads to questions of accountability and legitimacy of the law making process. Within this work, European and South African scholars deal with the relationship between private law and globalization in fourteen innovative chapters, addressing inter alia globalization, democracy and accountability, harmonization versus decentralization, public law issues, corporate governance, procedural issues as well as human rights and the environment. This well-documented and original study will be a valuable resource for academics and legal practitioners as well as students. Specialists in private law, transnational law, international law and legal theory should also not be without this important book.
Obstacles, Options and Opportunities
Author: Erika J Techera,Natalie Klein
In International Law of Sharks, the authors critically analyse current legal frameworks for this important group of species. They explore obstacles, options and opportunities to improve the conservation status of sharks and draw out broader lessons for marine species.
Lessons from the People's Republic of China and India
Author: Klaus Gerhaeusser,Yoshihiro Iwasaki,V. B. Tulasidhar
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
Category: Business & Economics
The economies of the People's Republic of China and India have seen dramatic growth in recent years. As their respective successes continue to reshape the world's economic landscape, noted Chinese and Indian scholars have studied the two countries' development paths, in particular their rich and diverse experiences in such areas as education, information technology, local entrepreneurship, capital markets, macroeconomic management, foreign direct investment, and state-owned enterprise reforms. Drawing on these studies, ADB has produced a timely collection of lessons learned that serves as a valuable refresher on the challenges and opportunities ahead for developing economies, especially those in Asia and the Pacific.
Author: Eckhardt Fuchs,Annekatrin Bock
This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. The book aims to become the central interdisciplinary reference for textbook researchers, students, and educational practitioners.
Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia
Author: Hyunhee Park
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.
Author: Charles T. Clotfelter
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In higher education, the United States is the preeminent global leader, dominating the list of the world’s top research universities. But there are signs that America’s position of global leadership will face challenges in the future, as it has in other realms of international competition. American Universities in a Global Market addresses the variety of issues crucial to understanding this preeminence and this challenge. The book examines the various factors that contributed to America’s success in higher education, including openness to people and ideas, generous governmental support, and a tradition of decentralized friendly competition. It also explores the advantages of holding a dominant position in this marketplace and examines the current state of American higher education in a comparative context, placing particular emphasis on how market forces affect universities. By discussing the differences in quality among students and institutions around the world, this volume sheds light on the singular aspects of American higher education.
Volume 2: HVAC&R Component and Energy System
Author: Angui Li,Yingxin Zhu,Yuguo Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning is based on the 8th International Symposium of the same name (ISHVAC2013), which took place in Xi’an on October 19-21, 2013. The conference series was initiated at Tsinghua University in 1991 and has since become the premier international HVAC conference initiated in China, playing a significant part in the development of HVAC and indoor environmental research and industry around the world. This international conference provided an exclusive opportunity for policy-makers, designers, researchers, engineers and managers to share their experience. Considering the recent attention on building energy consumption and indoor environments, ISHVAC2013 provided a global platform for discussing recent research on and developments in different aspects of HVAC systems and components, with a focus on building energy consumption, energy efficiency and indoor environments. These categories span a broad range of topics, and the proceedings provide readers with a good general overview of recent advances in different aspects of HVAC systems and related research. As such, they offer a unique resource for further research and a valuable source of information for those interested in the subject. The proceedings are intended for researchers, engineers and graduate students in the fields of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), indoor environments, energy systems, and building information and management. Angui Li works at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Yingxin Zhu works at Tsinghua University and Yuguo Li works at The University of Hong Kong.