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Comparative Methods and Global Case Studies
This book introduces law in the context of international business. The basics of law are explored using a clear comparative methodology. International and regional economic institutions are discussed, next to the fundaments of private law. These include contract law, liability law, labour law, company law, privacy law, intellectual property law and international private law. The book goes beyond the usual focus on Western legal systems and uses examples from all over the world to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of business law. It is set up rather broadly, so that it can be used by teachers throughout their entire curriculum. Each chapter ends with a clear summary. With its colourful cases, this book is accessible and fun to read.
This series has ceased.
The last volume published is: Volume 11 (2010).
The series Food Safety Assurance and Veterinary Public Health focusses on all topics considered by the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH) - a specialty college operating under the aegis of the European Board of Veterinary Specialization (EBVS) - to pertain to this veterinary discipline.

The following specific aims have been stated by ECVPH in their constitution as being associated with the Veterinary Public Health field:
a) the quality of animal health care and welfare by making available specialized knowledge and skills in the subspecialities of population medicine and food science to the benefit of animals
b) the quality of veterinary practice through contacts of general practitioners with registered specialists
c) the structure of animal health care through enhancing the application of formal risk assessment procedures, quantitative problem analysis methods, systems of monitoring and surveillance at population level, food safety and process quality management systems
d) the knowledge and perception of veterinarians, livestock owners, food processing industries and the general public
e) consumer protection with regard to prevention and control of foodborne hazards and food hygiene procedures
f) the further development of veterinary public health and its subspecialities (population medicine and food science)
g) the integrated, multidisciplinary approach towards analysis, control and prevention of hazards to human and animal health

Books in this book series appear irregular.
This series has ceased.
The last volume published is: Volume 11 (2014).
This series has ceased.
The last volume published is: Volume 5 (2009).
This series has ceased.
The last volume published is: Volume 8 (2009).
Life Sciences collection with topics in Animal and Veterinary, Food and Health, Agribusiness and Rural Studies, Agriculture and Environment.
What do human rights look like when we present them as action-based, bottom-up concepts, and not exclusively as legal items? After all, when we narrow down human rights to a legal concept only, we do not do justice to its meaning. In many professions and branches the idea of human rights is used in jargon, as guiding principles and as a source of inspiration. Human rights make a difference, albeit not necessarily as an enforceable legal concept. This facet of human rights - its practical application beyond lawmakers and lawyers - is deeply underexplored and deserves much more attention. Applied human rights are not per se a matter of lawmaking and enforcement only: it can be part of a mission and vision of companies, it is sometimes at the core of artistic work, it can be a leading principle in social work - especially considering the rights of the child, and it is used as a guiding principle in technological innovation. Human rights are not just for lawyers, but also for managers, engineers, social workers, musicians, local governments, law enforcers, designers and business people. However, and not surprisingly, in each branch the impact and implications of human rights differ. Therefore, it is time for a comprehensive textbook in which the idea of human rights is not exclusively explored as a legal concept, but instead discussed from various applied perspectives. In this book, we explore human rights as an applied concept: as something we do. The chapters are written by an international group of leading experts in a wide range of disciplines and themes, including technology development, social studies, pedagogy, business strategy, public governance, the arts, philosophy and law.
Also available as E-book see landschapsecologie For more information about the e-book, please contact Sales.
Dit boek biedt een compact en praktisch overzicht van de landschapsecologie. Het rangordemodel staat centraal. In dit model worden de verschillende lagen die in het landschap te onderscheiden zijn met elkaar in verband gebracht. De hoofdstukken in het boek behandelen alle een laag in het model, waaronder hydrologie, bodemkunde, planten en dieren, met een duidelijke positionering richting de andere lagen. Op deze manier leert de lezer snel de belangrijkste begrippen en verbanden in de landschapsecologie en wordt het mogelijk om die te herkennen in het landschap. Ieder hoofdstuk eindigt met de beschrijving van een Nederlands landschap. Hierin worden de behandelde principes in samenhang toegelicht en wordt duidelijk hoe de theorie in de werkpraktijk van de landschapsecoloog toegepast kan worden. Dit boek is daardoor erg geschikt voor gebruik in het HBO onderwijs en het groene werkveld.
Technological and managerial principles and practices
Also available as E-book see food-quality-management For more information about the e-book, please contact Sales.
Consumer understanding of food quality is crucial as their concerns for healthy, safe and sustainable food production remain high. This forces actors and stakeholders in the agribusiness and food industry to use quality management as a strategic approach in production and innovation. This book describes Food Quality Management (FQM) in one integrated concept. Firstly, all relevant aspects of food quality management are combined into one FQM-function model, which shaped the structure of the book chapters. Secondly, the authors have embedded the techno-managerial approach in the book. This approach starts with the notion that food quality is the outcome of the combined effect of food behaviour and human behaviour. The core principle of this approach is the concurrent use of technological and managerial theories and models to analyse food systems behaviour and people's quality behaviour and generate adequate improvements to the system. Topics covered in the book include food quality properties and concepts, essentials of quality management and food technology, and details about food and human behaviour. Furthermore, this book describes in detail the technological and managerial principles and practices in the five FQM functions, quality design, quality control, quality improvement, quality assurance, and quality policy and strategy. Moreover, for each function a special topic relevant for the function is highlighted, namely consumer-oriented design, product versus resource control, quality gurus and improvement, quality assurance standards and guidelines (like GMP, HACCP, ISO2200, IFS and BRC), and Total Quality Management. This publication is a must-have for students, researchers and agribusiness and food industry professionals active in various areas of food production in the supply chain. The integrated approach with technological and managerial principles and concepts for analysing food quality management issues makes this a valuable reference book.