Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors, and by David Coen, Jeremy Richardson

By David Coen, Jeremy Richardson

It's universally permitted that there was an immense development in european lobbying during the last few a long time. there's now a dense european curiosity team approach. This solely new quantity, encouraged through Mazey & Richardson's 1993 booklet Lobbying within the eu group, seeks to appreciate the function of curiosity teams within the coverage strategy from agenda-setting to implementation. in particular, the booklet is attracted to gazing how curiosity teams set up to steer the european associations and the way they decide upon varied coalitions alongside the coverage strategy and in numerous coverage domain names. In two decades of switch, the publication captures techniques of institutional and actor studying, professionalization of lobbying, and the prospective emergence of a unique ecu public coverage variety. extra particularly, from the actors' viewpoint, the editors have an interest in assessing how the increase of direct lobbying and the emergence of fluid issue-based coalitions has replaced the good judgment of collective motion, and what's the capability influence of 'venue-shopping' on attractiveness and impact. From an institutional point of view, the participants discover source and legitimacy calls for, and the sensible effect of session strategies at the emergence of a unique european lobbying dating. it is going to be crucial studying for lecturers and practitioners alike.

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Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization: Proceedings of the by J.M. Thijssen, D. Nicholas

By J.M. Thijssen, D. Nicholas

The moment E. C. Workshop on Ultrasonic Tissue Characterization was once equipped for the review of analysis targets and plans because the foundation to a provide notion for a "Concerted motion" in an effort to be forwarded to the ecu fee. it's going to, consequently, not just be regarded as a piece in development exhibition which succeeded the previous actions in the E. C. (Inventory on Tissue Characterization in Europe and primary Workshop). The steerage team invited a 1 imited team of Institutes to ship its workforce chief and a learn fel low within the entitled box, who may still disclose the general learn software, as wei 1 because the extra particular paintings on tissue characterization by means of RF sign research and spectroscopy. the last word objective of the Workshop has been the formula of schemes of interplay one of the Institutes and members and the definition of cooperative examine courses. the rest of the teams and a few of the teams current are operating within the box of study and processing of cl inical A- and B-mode echograms (i. e. video signals). simply because this paintings is extra heavily concerning the cl inical diagnostics it was once made up our minds that therefore no preparatory workshop was once wanted. within the ultimate suggestion for the Concerted motion this paintings wi 1 1 get abundant cognizance. even if now not many clinicians have been current, their optimistic curiosity within the subtle research strategies and their contribution to the dis­ cussions back were a most respected and stimulating experience.

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases: by Tengfei Ji, Dongqing Yang, Jun Gao (auth.), Hendrik

By Tengfei Ji, Dongqing Yang, Jun Gao (auth.), Hendrik Blockeel, Kristian Kersting, Siegfried Nijssen, Filip Železný (eds.)

This three-volume set LNAI 8188, 8189 and 8190 constitutes the refereed complaints of the ecu convention on desktop studying and information Discovery in Databases, ECML PKDD 2013, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2013. The 111 revised study papers provided including five invited talks have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 447 submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on reinforcement studying; Markov choice techniques; lively studying and optimization; studying from sequences; time sequence and spatio-temporal facts; information streams; graphs and networks; social community research; ordinary language processing and data extraction; score and recommender platforms; matrix and tensor research; established output prediction, multi-label and multi-task studying; move studying; bayesian studying; graphical types; nearest-neighbor tools; ensembles; statistical studying; semi-supervised studying; unsupervised studying; subgroup discovery, outlier detection and anomaly detection; privateness and safety; evaluate; functions; and scientific applications.

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Liberalization Challenges in Hungary: Elitism, by U. Korkut

By U. Korkut

In Hungary, as in all of "new Europe," liberalization is . utilizing Hungary as an in-depth case learn, Korkut demonstrates that, in squandering well known goodwill, credibility, and favorable situations after 1989, liberal politicians have came across themselves susceptible to conservative populist politics and the worldwide financial trouble.

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European Retail Research by Efthymios Constantinides, Carlota Lorenzo Romero (auth.),

By Efthymios Constantinides, Carlota Lorenzo Romero (auth.), Bernhard Swoboda, Dirk Morschett, Thomas Rudolph, Peter Schnedlitz, Hanna Schramm-Klein (eds.)

The target of ecu RETAIL study is to put up fascinating manuscripts of top quality and innovativeness with a spotlight on retail researchers, retail academics, retail scholars and retail executives. because it has constantly been, retail executives are a part of the objective crew and the information move among retail learn and retail administration is still part of the publication’s notion. eu RETAIL study welcomes manuscripts on unique theoretical or conceptual contributions in addition to empirical study – established both on large-scale empirical facts or at the case-study approach. Following the state-of-the-art in retail study, articles on any significant concerns that hindrance the final box of retailing and distribution are welcome.
The assessment technique will aid the authors in bettering the standard in their paintings and should supply the authors a reviewed book outlet. a part of the idea that of eu RETAIL examine is an basically brief hold up among manuscript submission and ultimate booklet, so it's meant to turn into a brief booklet platform.

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Regulatory Delegation in the European Union: Networks, by Emmanuelle Mathieu

By Emmanuelle Mathieu

This ebook addresses the regulatory means of the ecu because it responds to the large problem of knowing the one industry. It explores its weaknesses, the european regulatory networks, professional committees and european corporations shaped in reaction, and the enormously huge and intricate transnational regulatory process which has resulted. It defines the european regulatory house as a multi-faceted phenomenon of institutional enlargement whose form varies throughout sectors and alterations over the years. Empirically in line with the exploration of the way regulatory delegation has emerged and advanced in 3 key ecu guidelines (food safeguard, electrical energy, and telecommunications), the publication disentangles and hyperlinks jointly the useful, institutional and power-distributional components and their interaction over the years right into a unified rationalization of the numerous faces of the european regulatory space.

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The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours: Towards a by Elena Korosteleva

By Elena Korosteleva

This booklet explores the EU’s kin with its jap neighbours. in line with wide unique study – together with surveys, focus-groups, a examine of college essays and in-depth interviews with key humans in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and in Brussels – it assesses why the EU’s projects have acquired restricted legitimacy within the neighbourhood.
The eu Neighbourhood coverage of 2004, and the following japanese Partnership of 2009 heralded a brand new kind of kinfolk with the EU’s neighbours – partnership in accordance with joint possession and shared values – which might supplement if no longer totally change the EU’s conventional governance framework used for expansion. those projects have, despite the fact that, got a combined reaction from the EU’s jap neighbours. The book shows how the foremost components of partnership were cast in most cases by way of the european, instead of together, and examines the belief and alertness of external governance, and the way this has been over-prescriptive and confusing.

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Application of Numerical Methods to Geotechnical Problems: by Annamaria Cividini (eds.)

By Annamaria Cividini (eds.)

The NUMGE98 convention introduced jointly senior and younger researchers, scientists and practising engineers from eu and in a foreign country nations, to proportion their wisdom and event at the a variety of elements of the research of Geotechnical difficulties via Numerical equipment. The papers tackle a wide spectrum of geotechnical difficulties, together with tunnels and underground openings, shallow and deep foundations, slope balance, seepage and consolidation, partly saturated soils, geothermal results, constitutive modelling, etc.

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Public Services and the European Union: Healthcare, Health by Laura Nistor

By Laura Nistor

Patients vacationing out of the country to obtain scientific remedy, healthcare companies wishing to set up their seat or to supply prone out of the country, and scholars traveling out of the country for schooling have been confronted with varied boundaries which were declared unlawful by means of the court docket of Justice of the ecu Union. Member States began to use industry mechanisms of their welfare structures and this brought on the applying of the ecu inner industry and festival principles. Fears on the topic of even if a lot of these may endanger the well-functioning of the welfare prone were raised by way of Member States. a number of conflicts took form: among nationwide social pursuits and eu Union fiscal pursuits; among person pursuits and nationwide common pursuits; among rules and deregulation, centralization and decentralization.

The writer exhibits that in the back of these fears truly protectionist measures are hidden and that the ecu legislation presents enough safeguards for the nationwide welfare structures. specifically academia pros and practitioners will enjoy the process taken during this book.

Dr. Laura Nistor is a coverage Officer within the DG firm and of the eu fee, Brussels, Belgium.

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