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Edited by Orlin Avramov

This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Bulgaria and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Bulgarian language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.

Minority Governance in and beyond Europe

Celebrating 10 Years of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues

Edited by Tove H. Malloy and Joseph Marko

Minority Governance in and beyond Europe offers a review of contemporary developments in minority relations. The publication addresses normative and institutional developments in a pan-European context. It tackles the theoretical and practical implications of power-sharing; the dichotomy of ‘old’ and ‘new’ minorities; human rights violations; public institutions for minority protection and abating discrimination; theoretical reflections on minority activism; political participation of minorities; justifications of minority protection; the evolution of language rights, and minorities in relation to EU law. It offers a lens that provides the reader with a clearer understanding about academic thinking and indicates where political will is needed to advance the minority rights protection regime in the future. Compiled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues, and offering a selection of the most important articles published in the Yearbook, this collection will be of great interest to scholars, students and policy-makers engaging in minority-related activities and interested in multiethnicity and cultural pluralism in Europe

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Edited by Paweł Borecki

This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Poland and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims in Europe. The legal texts are published in the original Polish language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.

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Edited by Achilles C. Emilianides

This volume of Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe covers Cyprus and consists of an annotated collection of legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims. The legal texts are published in the original Greek or English language while the annotations and supporting material are in English. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text is preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life.

The Significance of Borders

Why Representative Government and the Rule of Law Require Nation States

Thierry Baudet

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For almost three-quarters of a century, the countries of Western Europe have abandoned national sovereignty as an ideal. Nation states are being dismantled: by supranationalism from above, by multiculturalism from below. This book explains why supranationalism and multiculturalism are in fact irreconcilable with representative government and the rule of law. It challenges one of the most central beliefs in contemporary legal and political philosophy, which is that borders are bound to disappear.

Russian Commercial Law

Second Edition

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Hiroshi Oda

This is a new and substantially expanded edition of the author's 'Russian Commercial Law' (2001) which has become the standard resource in this area. Compared to the rather chaotic situation in the 1990s, the system of commercial law in Russia has stabilised in the 2000s. Blatant abuses have become less common with the Joint Stock Company Law amendments taking effect and the new Insolvency Law being enacted. The book represents a comprehensive and in-depth study of current Russian commercial law encompassing various areas, from Company law, Banking Law, Natural Resources Law to International Commercial Arbitration. A new chapter on Environmental Law was added in the light of its significance for major natural resources and infrastructure projects. With the expertise of the author who has been involved in Russian Law studies and practice for some decades, the book is intended both for practitioners who have dealings with Russia and for academics and students.

Alan Schenk and Oliver Oldman

This comparative examination of Value Added Taxes worldwide covers both theory and practice and is intended for an audience of students, teachers, researchers, government officials, and practitioners. The authors are American law professors, both teachers of courses on VAT and long time members of the ABA's Committee on Value Added Tax (recently the Committee on Alternative Tax Systems).

The book begins with an extensive survey of VAT principles as enunciated during the second half of the twentieth century in official reports and by economists and other tax authorities. Included are basic statistical data and an appendix delineating the global spread of the tax together with rates in the year 2000. Thereafter, the authors present the legal concepts and definitions displayed in VAT laws and elaborated by the courts of Europe and New Zealand. Comparison is made from time to time with American experience with state retail sales taxes. Application of VATs to particular activities is examined in separate chapters devoted to banking, insurance, real estate, and nonprofit organizations. Particular attention is paid to cross-border situations whether international, within the European Union and other country groupings, or within federal countries. The special problems of telecommunications, transportation and E-commerce are covered together in one chapter.

A feature of the book of particular use to practitioners as well as students and scholars is an appendix of more than 100 pages, which sets forth the consolidated text of the European Union's famous Sixth Directive. It serves as the governing statutory document for the VATs in EU member countries and is the subject of interpretation and application in many of the litigated cases included or referred to in the book.


Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.