This original study by Claudia Kissling of the University of Bremen ﬁts our
series on non-state actors for two reasons. First, she demonstrates the working
of the international policy cycle following from the framing and passing of an
international treaty. In this case the implementation and monitoring facets of
an international agreement are discussed by a close analysis of the 7th Review
Conference of the parties to the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear
Weapons (NPT), which took place at the United Nations in 2005.
In 1850 Charlotte Brontë paid a visit to Harriet Martineau at Ambleside, and she wrote to her friends various
emphatic accounts of her hostess. 'Without adopting her theories,' Miss Brontë said, 'I yet find a worth and
greatness in herself, and a consistency, benevolence, perseverance in her practice, such as wins the sincerest
esteem and affection. She is not a person to be judged by her writings alone, but rather by her own deeds and
life, than which nothing can be more exemplary or noble.'
The public service is being transformed as reform is occurring at all levels
of government both here and abroad. Although some of the changes
address narrow, specific issues, increasingly more radical innovations are
commonplace. A key example is the effort to modify or eliminate the
distinguishing characteristic of the merit system: safeguarding the independence
of the public servant corps from political influence.
The George E. Brown, Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
(NEES) is a collaboratory for integrated experimentation, computation,
theory, databases, and model-based simulation in earthquake engineering
research and education intended to improve the seismic design
and performance of the U.S. civil and mechanical infrastructure. Administered
by the National Science Foundation (NSF), NEES is mandated to
be operational by September 30, 2004.
Freedom Bound is about the origins of modern America – a history of colon-
izing, work, and civic identity from the beginnings of English presence on
the mainland until the Civil War. It is a history of migrants and migrations,
of colonizers and colonized, of households and servitude and slavery, and
of the freedom all craved and some found. Above all, it is a history of the
law that framed the entire process. Freedom Bound tells how colonies were
planted in occupied territories, how they were populated with migrants –
free and unfree...
In this volume the Study Group on
a European Civil Code (the ‘Study Group’) and the Research Group
on Existing EC Private Law (the ‘Acquis Group’) present the revised
and final academic Draft of a Common Frame of Reference (DCFR).
It contains Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European
General Intr. 1
Private Law in an outline edition. Among other goals, its completion
fulfils an obligation to the European Commission undertaken in
2005. The Commission’s Research Directorate-General funded part
of the work.