The Forthcoming EC Directive on Unfair Commercial Practices

The Forthcoming EC Directive on Unfair Commercial Practices Author Hugh Collins
ISBN-10 9789041122247
Year 2004
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Kluwer Law International
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To encourage cross-border transactions in the Single Market of the European Community, the Commission has proposed general framework legislation to set general standards that forbid unfair marketing practices towards consumers, thereby increasing consumer confidence when deciding whether or not to shop abroad in the Community, either in person or through modern methods of electronic purchasing through the Internet. The essays in this volume critically examine the proposed Directive that prohibits unfair commercial practices, and in particular they consider the potential legal and economic implications of a legal duty to trade fairly in the context of general contract law, the protection of consumers, and the needs of competition policy. The distinguished authors of these essays, from Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, explain the different approaches of national legal systems to the legal regulation of marketing practices, and assess the compatibility of the proposed Directive with national law and its likely success in achieving the promotion of trade in the Single Market. About the authorHugh Collins is Professor of English Law at the London School of Economics. He studied law at Oxford and Harvard. He has published extensively in the field of contract law including The Law of Contract 4th ed (London, Butterworths, 2003), and Regulating Contracts (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999).

Buzz Books 2017 Romance

Buzz Books 2017  Romance Author Publishers Lunch
ISBN-10 9780998664279
Year 2017-07-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher Publishers Lunch
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This second edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from forthcoming romance titles. Enjoy access to the best romance voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover new series, catch up with the latest installments from beloved series, and find great standalone titles from top romance authors. From power players such as Tessa Dare, Eloisa James, and Meredith Wild to fan favorites Betina Krahn, Shelly Laurenston, and Gena Showalter, these authors are bestselling, award-winning, and irresistible. The titles collected here are a great representation of the best of romance. Authors renowned for one genre are stepping into another genre. There’s a lot of romantic suspense—contemporary, contemporary Western and inspirational. You’ll find historical romance in a variety of time frames, including some new directions from beloved authors, plus one with a touch of suspense. Beyond genre and subgenre, romance aficionados will find favorite themes, too—second chance at love; Beauty and the Beast; enemies to lovers; unrequited love. This sampler has nearly every subgenre, too—historical romances set in different eras and some with a touch of paranormal. Bobbi Dumas, an expert in all things romance, offers a useful, even essential roundup of additional, noteworthy summer/fall/winter romance books to have on your radar. Start enjoying books right now that are sure to show up on your personal “must read” lists. Then invite your reading friends and book groups to download their own free copy of Buzz Books 2017: Romance, the ebook, from any major ebookstore or at buzz.publishersmarketplace.com. For the best in soon-to-be-published other fiction genres, plus nonfiction, and children’s literature, be sure to read Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter or Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Fall/Winter, available now. Then be on the lookout for the next two editions of Buzz Books covering the spring/summer 2018 publishing season for both adults and young adults, available in January.

The Forthcoming Wind Book Two of the Snowing Ashes Saga

The Forthcoming Wind  Book Two of the Snowing Ashes Saga Author Marco Gottardo
ISBN-10 9781300550938
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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The second installment of the epic Snowing Ashes Saga. Rejoin Malachi and the alliance as they discover the hidden secrets that set in motion the failure of a nation. Pull up a chair and follow the gut wrenching story full of drama, love, conspiracy and mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

Forthcoming

Forthcoming Author Jalal Toufic
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110450397
Year 2000
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher Atelos Press
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Cultural Writing. Jalal Toufic is a writer, film theorist, and video artist presently living in Lebanon. His video and installation works, which include Radical Closure Artist with Bandaged Sense Organ (1997), have been shown at the San Francisco Cinematheque; the Pacific Film Archive; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; and elsewhere. He edited the special Discourse issue Gilles Deleuze: A Reason to Believe in this World. FORTHCOMING is a fascinating blend of political theory, film theory, and cross-genre writing -- an essential book for those interested in contemporary thought and culture.

Buzz Books 2017 Fall Winter

Buzz Books 2017  Fall Winter Author
ISBN-10 9780997774481
Year 2017-05-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher Publishers Lunch
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Buzz Books gives you 40 chances to find your next great reads, providing exclusive early looks at the next big thing from favorite authors and hot new discoveries. From bestselling authors, we have samples of new work from Louise Erdrich and nonfiction from novelist Amy Tan in her memoir Where the Past Begins, as well as fiction from environmentalist Bill McKibben (Radio Free Vermont). A rich selection of highly anticipated follow-up books is inside, too: From author of Ten Thousand Saints Eleanor Henderson comes her new novel The Twelve Mile Straight; from the author of the quirky Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Robin Sloan there is Sourdough; and Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You returns with Little Fires Everywhere. This edition is packed with 16 debut novels, including the highly-touted Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo and the big thriller The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, along with first novels by Sarah Bailey, Phil Harrison, Ali Land, K Arsenault Rivera, Adrian Walker, Cherise Wolas and more. In nonfiction, Bryan Mealer's The Kings of Big Spring recounts his family's complicated history with the Texas oil industry; Jaime Lowe's Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind is both memoir and an investigation into the history, uses, and controversies behind lithium; Heather Harpham's Happiness looks at an estranged couple drawn back together by their daughter's unexpected illness; and actor Gabrielle Union's collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman suggests that We're Going to Need More Wine. Regular readers know that each Buzz Books collection is filled with early looks at titles that will go on to top the bestseller lists and critics' "best of the year" lists. And our comprehensive seasonal preview starts the book off with a curated overview of hundreds of notable books on the way later this year. For still more great previews, check out our separate Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Fall/Winter as well, available on all major ebookstores.

Taking Our Country Back

Taking Our Country Back Author Daniel Kreiss
ISBN-10 9780199936786
Year 2012-08-16
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Taking Our Country Back presents the previously untold history of the uptake of new media in Democratic electoral campaigning over the last decade. Drawing on open-ended interviews with more than fifty political staffers, fieldwork during the 2008 primaries and general election, and archival research, Daniel Kreiss shows how a group of young, technically-skilled internet staffers came together on the Howard Dean campaign and created a series of innovations in organization, tools, and practice that have changed the campaign game. After the election, these individuals founded an array of consulting firms and training organizations and staffed prominent Democratic campaigns. In the process, they carried their innovations across Democratic politics and contributed to a number of electoral victories, including Barack Obama's historic bid for the presidency. In revealing this history, the book provides a rich empirical look at the communication tools, practices, and infrastructure that shape contemporary online campaigning. Through a detailed history of new media and political campaigning, Taking Our Country Back contributes to an interdisciplinary body of scholarship from communication, sociology, and political science. The book theorizes processes of innovation in online electoral politics and gives readers a new understanding of how the internet and its use by the Dean campaign have fundamentally changed the field of political campaigning. Kreiss shows how these innovations, exemplified by the Dean and Obama campaigns, were the product of the movement of staffers between industries and within organizational structures. Such movement provided a space for technical development and incentives for experimentation. Taking Our Country Back is a serious and vital analysis, both on-the-ground and theoretical, of how a small group of internet staffers transformed what campaigning means today and how cultural work mobilizes and motivates supporters to participate in collective action.

Lived Economies of Default

Lived Economies of Default Author Joe Deville
ISBN-10 9781134087716
Year 2015-02-11
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Consumer credit borrowing – using credit cards, store cards and personal loans – is an important and routine part of many of our lives. But what happens when these everyday forms of borrowing go ‘bad’, when people start to default on their loans and when they cannot, or will not, repay? It is this poorly understood, controversial, but central part of both the consumer credit industry and the lived experiences of an increasing number of people that this book explores. Drawing on research from the interior of the debt collections industry, as well as debtors' own accounts and historical research into technologies of lending and collection, it examines precisely how this ever more sophisticated, globally connected market functions. It focuses on the highly intimate techniques used to try and recoup defaulting debts from borrowers, as well as on the collection industry’s relationship with lenders. Joe Deville follows a journey of default, from debtors’ borrowing practices, to the intrusion of collections technologies into their homes and everyday lives, to the collections organisation, to attempts by debtors to seek outside help. In the process he shows how to understand this particular market, we need to understand the central role played within it by emotion and affect. By opening up for scrutiny an area of the economy which is often hidden from view, this book makes a major contribution both to understanding the relationship between emotion and calculation in markets and the role of consumer credit in our societies and economies. This book will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers in a range of fields, including sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, economics and social psychology.