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A Story of Travel in 50 Vehicles - From Shoes to Space Shuttles (Paperback): Paula Grey A Story of Travel in 50 Vehicles - From Shoes to Space Shuttles (Paperback)
Paula Grey; Series edited by Phillip Hoose
R312 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R51 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Handbook on International Alliance and Network Research (Paperback): Jorma Larimo, Niina Nummela, Tuija Mainela Handbook on International Alliance and Network Research (Paperback)
Jorma Larimo, Niina Nummela, Tuija Mainela
R1,003 Discovery Miles 10 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past few decades, alliance and networks have been generally examined individually. This Handbook sheds new light on this research by combining the two topics and focuses on highlighting their similarities. The expert contributors discuss topics surrounding the state-of-the-art in alliance and network research such as organising opportunities in international entrepreneurship; transaction costs in alliances and joint ventures; diaspora networks; and national culture and international alliances. They go on to look at conceptual developments relating to born globals; subsidiary performance; internationalisation; and knowledge transfer and organisational learning. Finally, they present empirical evidence of international alliances and networks. They combine diverse types of studies including literature reviews, conceptual papers and empirical studies in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the topic. Researchers with an interest in joint ventures and alliance and networks, along with students and academics of international business will find this book to be a valuable resource.

Comparative Labor Law (Paperback): Matthew W. Finkin, Guy Mundlak Comparative Labor Law (Paperback)
Matthew W. Finkin, Guy Mundlak
R1,006 Discovery Miles 10 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economic pressure, as well as transnational and domestic corporate policies, has placed labor law under severe stress. National responses are so deeply embedded in institutions reflecting local traditions that meaningful comparison is daunting. This book assembles a team of experts from many countries that draw on a rich variety of comparative methods to capture changes and emerging trends across nations and regions. The chapters in this Research Handbook mingle subjects of long-standing comparative concern with matters that have pressed to the fore in recent years. Subjects like "soft law" and emerging geographic zones are placed in a new light and their burgeoning significance explored. Thematic and regional comparisons capture the challenges of a globally comparative perspective on labor law. The fresh and thoughtful comparative analysis in this Handbook makes it a critical resource for scholars and students of labor law.

Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace (Paperback): Nicholas Tsagourias, Russell Buchan Research Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace (Paperback)
Nicholas Tsagourias, Russell Buchan
R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This timely Research Handbook contains an analysis by leading scholars and practitioners of various legal questions concerning cyberspace and cyber activities. Comprehensive and thorough, it succeeds in mapping out the range of international rules that apply to cyberspace and to specific cyber activities, assesses their regulatory efficacy and offers insightful suggestions, where necessary, for revised standards. Contributors examine the application of fundamental international law principles to cyberspace such as the principle of sovereignty, jurisdiction, state responsibility, individual criminal responsibility, human rights and intellectual property rights. They explore the application of international rules to cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, cyber crime, cyber attacks and to cyber war. They deal with the meaning of cyber operations, the ethics of cyber operations as well as with cyber deterrence. Finally, they comment on the cyber security policies of international and regional institutions such as those of the United Nations, the European Union, NATO and of Asian-Pacific institutions. This Research Handbook will benefit scholars in the fields of international law, international relations, public and private law. Researchers will find the suggested future research avenues in this field invaluable whilst policy-makers and practitioners will gain fresh insights into topical issues concerning the regulation of cyberspace and of cyber activities.

Choral Music - A Research and Information Guide (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Avery T. Sharp, Hardin-Simmons University, James... Choral Music - A Research and Information Guide (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Avery T. Sharp, Hardin-Simmons University, James Michael Floyd
R2,552 Discovery Miles 25 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is an annotated bibliography to books, recordings, videos, and websites on choral music. This book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared since publication of the previous edition.

Drinktionary (Hardcover): Paul Convery Drinktionary (Hardcover)
Paul Convery
R253 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R50 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Unique in conception and presentation, the Drinktionary showcases a vintage vocabulary of 2000 often unusual and unfamiliar words across ten thematic areas covering the production, preparation and partaking of alcoholic beverages of all kinds. Wordaholics of all ages and tastes - those with a thirst for strange words and strong drink alike - will find something to imbibe and savour on every page of this intoxicating read and indispensable reference work. And of course, there's no hangover when you're merely drunk on words! The Drinktionary is the ultimate lexicon of liquor - please read responsibly!

Comparative Property Law - Global Perspectives (Hardcover): Michele Graziadei, Lionel Smith Comparative Property Law - Global Perspectives (Hardcover)
Michele Graziadei, Lionel Smith
R4,338 Discovery Miles 43 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Comparative Property Law provides a comprehensive treatment of property law from a comparative and global perspective. The contributors are leading experts in their fields who cover both classic and new subjects, including the transfer of property, the public-private divide, water and forest laws and the property rights of aboriginal peoples. Incorporating contributions from a variety of countries, this Handbook explores property law with a critical edge, viewing the subject through the lens of both public and private law theory and providing a springboard for further research. This unique coverage of new and emerging subjects in property law also examines developments in Africa, Latin America and China. This Handbook maps the structure and the dynamics of property law in the contemporary world and will be an invaluable reference for scholars working across the breadth of the field.

Math with Bad Drawings - Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality (Hardcover): Ben Orlin Math with Bad Drawings - Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality (Hardcover)
Ben Orlin
R710 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R233 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS, Ben Orlin answers math's three big questions: Why do I need to learn this? When am I ever going to use it? Why is it so hard? The answers come in various forms-cartoons, drawings, jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Eschewing the tired old curriculum that begins in the wading pool of addition and subtraction and progresses to the shark infested waters of calculus (AKA the Great Weed Out Course), Orlin instead shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a new game of Tic-Tac-Toe, how to understand an economic crisis by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical reason why you should never buy a second lottery ticket. Every example in the book is illustrated with his trademark "bad drawings," which convey both his humor and his message with perfect pitch and clarity. Organized by unconventional but compelling topics such as "Statistics: The Fine Art of Honest Lying," "Design: The Geometry of Stuff That Works," and "Probability: The Mathematics of Maybe," MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS is a perfect read for fans of illustrated popular science.

Sobotta Atlas of Anatomy, Vol. 2, 16th ed., English/Latin - Internal Organs (Hardcover, 16th Revised edition): Friedrich... Sobotta Atlas of Anatomy, Vol. 2, 16th ed., English/Latin - Internal Organs (Hardcover, 16th Revised edition)
Friedrich Paulsen, Jens Waschke
R1,105 R1,024 Discovery Miles 10 240 Save R81 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sobotta - More than just an Atlas: Learn, Understand and Test your Knowledge Volume 2 of the Sobotta Atlas introduces students and professionals alike to the human body's Internal Organs, providing in-depth anatomical illustrations granting fascinating insights. The 16th edition introduces the brand new Sobotta Study Loop. A deeper focus on clinical relevance and actively supporting students prepare for medical exams makes the Sobotta - Atlas of Anatomy more relevant than ever. In 1,300 pages the atlas offers even more insights into the human body, 500 new exam questions to help consolidate learning and support exam preparation, as well as, a guiding hand to medical students new to the subject. Discover its new didactic backbone: the Sobotta Study Loop Overview: Dive into each chapter via an introduction, where crucial information is highlighted Up-to-date Topic Highlights: Enables medical students to reflect on the knowledge they will have gained by the end of the chapter - in terms of anatomical structure and function Clinical Relevance: Typical medical case histories actively support the transfer of theoretical knowledge into practical application during rotation Dissection Tips: Experts present valuable hints and practical know-how on human dissection - great practice for the dissection lab The Anatomy Figures: Key anatomical terminology and facts are further highlighted in bold in both legends and captions Practice Exam Questions: Typical oral exam test cases enable the student to gain confidence through practicing options Due to completely new anatomical illustrations focusing in-depth on Inner Organs Vol.2 provides insights to specialists, e.g. Inner Medicine, Gastroenterologist.

Joy Of Improv - Book Two - Completing The Foundation (Book/Online Audio) (Paperback): Dave Frank, John Amaral Joy Of Improv - Book Two - Completing The Foundation (Book/Online Audio) (Paperback)
Dave Frank, John Amaral
R507 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R110 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Piano). Lessons 27 through 52 further explore more advanced chord voicings, chord arranging techniques and more challenging blues and melodic lines. The accompanying enhanced CD is used in conjunction with the text and music as a listening and play-along tool.

Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Hardcover, Supersaver): William D. Mounce Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Hardcover, Supersaver)
William D. Mounce
R780 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R175 (22%) In stock

For years, Vine s Expository Dictionary has been the standard word study tool for pastors and laypeople, selling millions of copies. But sixty-plus years of scholarship have shed extensive new light on the use of biblical Greek and Hebrew, creating the need for a new, more accurate, more thorough dictionary of Bible words. William Mounce, whose Greek grammar has been used by more than 100,000 college and seminary students, is the editor of this new dictionary, which will become the layperson s gold standard for biblical word studies. Mounce s is ideal for the reader with limited or no knowledge of Greek or Hebrew who wants greater insight into the meanings of biblical words to enhance Bible study. It is also the perfect reference for busy pastors needing to quickly get at the heart of a word s meaning without wading through more technical studies. What makes Mounce s superior to Vine s? . The most accurate, in-depth definitions based on the best of modern evangelical scholarship . Both Greek and Hebrew words are found under each English entry (Vine s separates them) . Employs both Strong s and G/K numbering systems (Vine s only uses Strong s) . Mounce s accuracy is endorsed by leading scholars"

Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics (Paperback): Roger W. Garrison, Norman Barry Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics (Paperback)
Roger W. Garrison, Norman Barry
R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Elgar Companion to Hayekian Economics provides an in-depth treatment of Friedrich August von Hayek's economic thought from his technical economics of the 1920s and 1930s to his broader views on the spontaneous order of a free society. Taken together, the chapters show evidence both of continuity of thought and of significant changes in focus. Providing a thorough and balanced account of Hayek's work, the authors examine his wide-ranging contribution to thought in the areas of business cycles, socialism and trade unions and the socialist calculation debate, as well as social justice, spontaneous order, globalization and free trade. The authors provide enlightening comparisons between Hayek's views and those of Ludwig von Mises, Ludwig M. Lachmann, Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes. Scholars working in the classical liberal tradition as well as academic economists and political scientists will find this in-depth account to be an invaluable resource.

Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy - 2016 (Hardcover): Michael H. Morris, Eric W. Liguori Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy - 2016 (Hardcover)
Michael H. Morris, Eric W. Liguori
R2,908 Discovery Miles 29 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second edition of Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy provides entirely new insights into a number of the leading issues surrounding the teaching of entrepreneurship and the building of entrepreneurship programs. Prepared under the auspices of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), this book features fifteen scholarly perspectives on a range of entrepreneurship education issues. This 2016 edition spans topics ranging from methods for teaching creatively and the value of the lean startup methodology to empirical insights into whether or not entrepreneurship education changes minds. Five premier universities and the key aspects of their superlative entrepreneurship programs are reviewed. In addition, contributors highlight a number of individual innovations that have changed the way entrepreneurship is taught and the manner in which entrepreneurial behavior is facilitated. This book offers an introduction to innovative practices in facilitating entrepreneurial learning both inside and outside the classroom as it investigates critical issues in designing, implementing and assessing experiential learning techniques within entrepreneurship. This timely book uncovers new horizons in the development of entrepreneurship education for students, university campuses, communities and economies. Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy - 2016 is a must-have book for any entrepreneurship professor, scholar or program director across the US.

Mass Effect 2 Lair of the Shadow Broker Game, Steam, Walkthrough, DLC, Tips Cheats, Download Guide Unofficial (Paperback):... Mass Effect 2 Lair of the Shadow Broker Game, Steam, Walkthrough, DLC, Tips Cheats, Download Guide Unofficial (Paperback)
Chala Dar
R272 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R41 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Handbook of Service Business - Management, Marketing, Innovation and Internationalisation (Paperback): John R. Bryson, Peter W.... Handbook of Service Business - Management, Marketing, Innovation and Internationalisation (Paperback)
John R. Bryson, Peter W. Daniels
R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Service business accounts for more than 75 per cent of the wealth and employment created in most developed market economies. This interdisciplinary Handbook provides a critical and multi-disciplinary review of current service business processes and practices. Broadening our understanding of services in the world economy, the editors push back the frontiers of current critical thinking by bringing together eminent scholars from economics, management, sociology, public policy, planning and geography. Chapters contribute to ongoing debates about the nature and management of service business and the characteristics of service-led economies. Disciplinary perspectives on services, services and core business processes, and the management of service business are explored. Included is a series of case studies from the EU, USA, UK and Australia. Designed as an additional text for undergraduates and postgraduate studies, this book will appeal to students and scholars seeking a multi-disciplinary understanding of this increasingly mainstream field.

ECG Ruler Pocketcard (Cards): Borm Bruckmeier Publishing ECG Ruler Pocketcard (Cards)
Borm Bruckmeier Publishing
R58 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R7 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Professional ECG ruler, for reading: 2 x RR (25 mm/s) 1 x RR (50 mm/s) 3 x RR (25 mm/s) 3 x RR (50 mm/s) 4 x RR (25 mm/s) Amplitudes (mV) Times, intervals (s) Conversion: heart rate - RR interval Table. heart rate - PR interval - relative QT interval

ECG Pocket (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Ralph Haberl ECG Pocket (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Ralph Haberl
R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pocket-sized quick reference emphasizes importance of ECG diagnostics in primary care medicine. This edition includes information on antibradycardia pacemakers, numerous 12-lead ECGs, standardized ECG evaluation sheet, and more. For students, residents, nurses and clinicians.

Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy (Paperback): John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, Vida Vanchan Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy (Paperback)
John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, Vida Vanchan
R905 Discovery Miles 9 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy provides a critical and multi-disciplinary state-of-the-art review and analysis of current manufacturing processes, practices and policies. Expanding our knowledge and understanding of production and innovation, this volume demonstrates that manufacturing continues to matter in the world economy. The contributors, including scholars ranging from engineering to policy to economic geography, cover manufacturing policy and the revival of the industrial base in the US, UK and Canada, and engage national and regional strategies for implementing advanced manufacturing policies. Questions of economic resilience in the wake of the recent recession are asked, and industry and firm case studies are utilised in an international comparative context. Applying a wide range of international cases from the US, EU, Australia and Asia, this approach allows readers to view transformations in production systems and processes across sectors, technologies and industries. Students, scholars and policymakers in the fields of public policy, economic geography, city and regional planning, and business and management will find this collection invaluable in understanding how firms and industries adapt, through dynamic and design-driven strategies, to produce for established and emerging markets.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2012 - The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World (Hardcover, 148th Revised edition):... The Statesman's Yearbook 2012 - The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World (Hardcover, 148th Revised edition)
Barry Turner 1
R6,166 Discovery Miles 61 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2012 edition includes:
- Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders
- New and revised economic overviews for every country
- Expanded and updated historical introductions
- Chronology of key political events from April 2010 to March 2011
- NEW: Political and Economic Chronology of the Olympic Games
- NEW: Guide to the world's leading think tanks
- NEW ESSAY: "Openness. Not Always the Best Policy" by Barry Turner
- Expanded information on festivals around the world
- Detailed maps of all 193 countries

"Who..."was the only US president to serve two non-consecutive terms?
"What..."was the world's population in 2010?
"How."..many countries are there in the European Union?
"Which."..country has a single block of colour for its flag?
"If."..California were a separate country, where would it be in a world ranking based on the size of its economy?
"Which."..country is home to two-thirds of the world's ducks?

Decision Making in Environmental Law (Hardcover): Lee Paddock, Robert L. Glicksman, Nicholas S. Bryner Decision Making in Environmental Law (Hardcover)
Lee Paddock, Robert L. Glicksman, Nicholas S. Bryner
R4,575 Discovery Miles 45 750 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers. Environmental issues are at the heart of some of the most complex and consequential decisions that society must face in pursuit of a more sustainable future. They encompass the international, national, and local levels and engage all branches of government. Decision Making in Environmental Law, one of the constituent volumes in the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, brings together some of the leading experts in the field and provides a structured overview of the various dimensions of decision making from an environmental law perspective. The concise and accessible chapters provide an international scope and detailed bibliographies that allow readers to explore issues in depth. Topics include: the role of treaties, common law tools, rulemaking, access to information, regulatory structures, market-based and trading mechanisms, monitoring and reporting, voluntary programs and private regulation, environmental impact analysis, public engagement and environmental justice, administrative and judicial review, and the role of environmental courts and tribunals. This volume offers a complete exploration of the complicated issue of environmental decision making. It is ideal as an introduction for students, as a reference point for scholars, and as a comprehensive guide for practitioners.

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017 - The Facts, the People, the News, the Stories (Paperback, 12th Revised edition): Ingvar Ronde Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017 - The Facts, the People, the News, the Stories (Paperback, 12th Revised edition)
Ingvar Ronde 1
R333 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R50 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whisky enthusiasts all over the world look forward to the Malt Whisky Yearbook every autumn. This 12th edition is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information on more than 400 whisky distilleries from all over the world. Distinguished whisky experts contribute with new features written exclusively for this new edition along with details of hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. The Independent Bottlers chapter gives you all the details about the world's most successful blenders and bottlers complete with tasting notes. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics is also included. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017 includes more than 250 tasting notes describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Japan. Finally, with more than 500 colour photographs, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.

The Pig - A Natural History (Hardcover): Richard Lutwyche The Pig - A Natural History (Hardcover)
Richard Lutwyche
R535 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Save R115 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the pig, from prehistory to the present At any given time, there are around one billion pigs in the world; that's one for every seven of us. And where would we be without them? Prolific, ubiquitous, smart, adaptable, and providers of high-quality protein, pigs have been our companions since neolithic times, when they obligingly domesticated themselves, coming in from the wild to root around our waste pits. But it's not all about the bacon; today, the resourceful pig, bred in micro sizes, has developed a whole new career as a popular pet. And thanks to genome mapping, we now know that the pig shares many common physiological features with humans, spurring the use of pig tissue and organs in medical research and surgery. Beautifully designed and illustrated, The Pig provides a snout-to-tail natural history of this important species, from the prehistoric "hell pig" to today's placid porker, covering the pig's evolution and domestication, anatomy and biology, behavior, role in human life and culture, and breeds. The book also features an engrossing and visually stunning photographic gallery of some thirty popular breeds from around the world, with essential information about each. Filled with surprising facts and insights, The Pig will delight anyone who loves these animals and wants to understand them better. Provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the pig's evolution and domestication, anatomy and biology, behavior, role in human life and culture, and breeds Features infographics, diagrams, and more than 250 stunning color photographs Includes a beautiful photographic directory to some 30 popular breeds from around the world, with essential information about each

A Dictionary of Postmodernism (Paperback): Niall Lucy A Dictionary of Postmodernism (Paperback)
Niall Lucy
R588 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R43 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative A-Z of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. * Explores the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition from Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, meta-narrative, and simulation alongside less canonical topics such as dialogue and punk * Includes essays by the late Niall Lucy, a leading expert in postmodernism studies, and by other noted scholars who came together to complete and expand upon his last work * Spans a kaleidoscope of postmodernism perspectives, addressing its lovers and haters; its movers and shakers such as Derrida; its origins in modernism and semiotics, and its outlook for the future * Features a series of brief essays rather than fixed definitions of the key ideas and arguments * Engaging and thought-provoking, this is at once a scholarly guide and enduring reference for the field

Catalogue of Tibetan Mandalas and Other Images (Hardcover): Anne Burchardi Catalogue of Tibetan Mandalas and Other Images (Hardcover)
Anne Burchardi
R3,387 Discovery Miles 33 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This visually stunning catalogue presents c. 300 iconographical materials and texts from the Tibetan collections of the Royal Library and National Museum of Denmark. Most of the entries describe such iconographical materials as mandalas, elemental divination paintings, ritual "tsakli" cards and prayer flags. Unique handwritten meditation manuals, a Mongolian Book of the Dead, illuminated manuscripts as well as philosophical and medical works are also featured. Together remarkable materials, which represent rare and unique forms of communication between man and nature in written and iconographical forms, play a central role in the performance of Buddhist and shamanistic rituals. Designed especially as an essential source of reference for scholars working on the religious and cultural history of Tibet, the catalogue includes over 250 colour illustrations that help identify much of the material listed.

Research Handbook on Eu Institutional Law (Hardcover): Adam Lazowski, Steven Blockmans Research Handbook on Eu Institutional Law (Hardcover)
Adam Lazowski, Steven Blockmans
R4,457 Discovery Miles 44 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Research Handbook on EU Institutional Law offers a critical look into the European Union: its legal foundations, competences and institutions. It provides an analysis of the EU legal system, its application at the national level and the prevalent role of the Court of Justice. Throughout the course of the Handbook the expert contributors discuss whether the European Union is well well-equipped for the 21st century and the numerous crises it has to handle. They revisit the call for an EU reform made in the Laeken Conclusions in 2001 to verify if its objectives have been achieved by the Treaty of Lisbon and in daily practice of the EU institutions. The book also delves into the concept of a Europe of different speeds, which - according to some - is inevitable in the EU comprising 28 Member States. Overall, the assessment of the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty is positive, even if there are plenty of suggestions for further reforms to re-fit the EU for purpose. Students and scholars will find this original Handbook to be an invaluable resource, particularly due to its focus on topics for future discussion. Researchers and policy-makers will also benefit from the points raised in this book.

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