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International trade and the free movement of people are inevitably
followed by legal disputes. Such litigants require an efficient and predictable dispute
resolution mechanism capable of handling cases between diverse nationals. An essential
part of such mechanism is a clearly defined process of...
The developments of new technologies and open resources within society
have fostered the new creation of different pedagogies including what we call Open
Learning Systems (OLS). This article examines the shift from esoteric to open pedagogy
and the consequent changes for education and knowledge...
This paper studies the use of judicial decisions in the balance between
rules and discretion in financial matters. The starting point of this paper is the idea
expressed by John Taylor that established rules are preferable to administrative discretion
as a way to avoid financial, and other,...
In his Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy Rawls tells us
that “a normalization of interests attributed to the parties” is “common to social
contract doctrines.” In the first part of this paper I argue that this “normalization
contract” faces a dilemma. If the normalization theorist...
This paper considers the nexus between the environment, self and
reality, and the influence upon ethics, entrepreneurial opportunity, and sustainability. It is
postulated that perception and interpretation by individuals creates meaning and that
this is regulated by self identity and...
The role of women in Islam is invested with diverse meanings and
discourses. The state, religious authorities, traditional Islamists and reformist intellectuals
all claim the right to define the role of women in the Islamic society. This
contestation over the meanings attached to women makes the...
In this article I try to apply the concept of “networking” to the
instruments and institutions of judicial cooperation in Europe, within the framework
of Council of Europe activities and EU policies aimed at the creation of an Area of
freedom, security and justice (AFSJ).
Keywords: separation of...
The purpose of this study is to examine the interaction of political
direction and bureaucratic creativity in policy development, the multiplicity of principals
attempting to influence bureaucracies, modeling control of bureaucratic policy
making, and the role of bureaucrats’ specialized...
Our paper contributes to the literature by providing evidence on the
temporal order of music, the unique significance of music, the ubiquity of music in
human culture, and music’s proximity to language and its nonrepresentational nature.
The paper generates insights about the process of musical...
Scholarly research reveals strong correlations between the perpetrator’s
criminal conduct, generic criminal laws, the proper role of penal law in public
policy, and the critical analysis of penal law. The purpose of this paper is to gain a
deeper understanding of the suppression of organized...
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