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Special Issue of Asian Security
2017The major publication in the field of social sciences. A transnational multi-year academic project, ‘NATO Global Perceptions – Views from [the] Asia-Pacific Region’, which was operationally managed by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies (Department of Law, School of Business and Governance, TTÜ), has been finalised with a sizable manuscript published as a Special Issue of Asian Security, a reputable A-rated academic journal. Having commenced in October 2014, the study was funded by NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme, TTÜ and the NATO Public Diplomacy Division. During the Project’s Final Conference at NATO HQ (February 2017), the research work was acknowledged as the most international academic study in social sciences ever conducted in the framework of NATO SPS Programme. Almost three years of work, two international conferences, 5 workshops and round tables on three continents, 19 researchers and administrators from 8 different countries involved – the Project’s exposure to the stakeholders confirmed the novelty and relevance of the research to the Alliance and its global partnerships. Apart from a groundbreaking academic impact, the results discussed with practitioners and stakeholders were found relevant for NATO’s public diplomacy-related and strategic communication initiatives in the Asia-Pacific, as well as for the Alliance’s Building Integrity Programme and the organisation’s Operations Division.
The Law of the Baltic States
Editors: Kerikmäe, T., Joamets, K., Pleps, J., Rodiņa, A., Berkmanas, T., Gruodytė, E. (Eds.)
Baltic Journal of European Studies
The Journal of Tallinn Law School of Tallinn University of Technology
Editor-in-Chief: Tanel Kerikmäe
Baltic Journal of European Studies is a semiannual double blind peer-reviewed international research journal (formerly known as Proceedings of the Institute for European Studies) with an international editorial office and extensive international editorial board, abstracted in EBSCO and other relevant databases.The scope of the journal comprises a wide spectrum of social, political, economic and cultural issues related to recent developments in the European Union and its member states.
Political and Legal Perspectives of the EU Eastern Partnership Policy
Editors: Tanel Kerikmäe, Archil Chochia
This book examines EU Eastern Partnership taking into account geopolitical challenges of EU integration. It highlights reasons for limited success, such as systematic conflict of EU External Action. In addition, the book analyses country-specific issues and discusses EaP influence on them, investigating political, economic and social factors, while seeking for potential solutions to existing problems. The reluctance of the Eastern countries to the European reforms should not reduce political pro-activeness of the EU. The authors suggest that EaP strategies should be reviewed to be more reciprocal and not based solely on the EU-laden agenda. This book is one of the good examples of cooperation between scholars not only from EaP and EU countries, but also from different disciplines, bringing diversity to the discussion process.
The Future of Law and eTechnologies
Editors: Tanel Kerikmäe, Addi Rull
This book presents groundbreaking discussions on e-residency, cryptocurrencies, scams, smart contracts, 3D printing, software agents, digital evidence and e-governance at the intersection of law, legal policies and modern technologies. The reader benefits from cutting-edge analyses that offer ideas and solutions to some of the most pressing issues caused by e-technologies. This collection is a useful tool for law and IT practitioners and an inspiring source for interdisciplinary research. Besides serving as a practical guideline, this book also reflects theoretical dimensions of future perspectives, as new technologies are not meant to change common values but to accommodate them.
Constitutionalism Beyond the State
Editors: Ondrej Hamuľák
The supranational character of the European Union or supranationality itself represents a methodological basis for EU constitutionalization. This model of cooperation manifests the utilitarian and functionalist understanding of European integration, which emphasizes the efficiency of achieving the outlined goals of cooperation (Craig, The evolution of EU law. Oxford University Press, New York, 1999). This concept favours decision-making and the regulation of specific activities, which are confined to an independent administration, which unlike political representation, can more rapidly and effectively react to emerging problems, and to common desires of all involved entities.
Democracy Through Regional Integration
Editors: Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, Ioannis Papageorgiou
Regulating eTechnologies in the European Union. Normative Realities and Trends
Editor: Tanel Kerikmäe
The EU strategy 2020 includes ambitious plans for e-regulation that could improve Europe’s competitiveness. However, the European states have very different legal frameworks in this field. This book introduces flagship initiatives and provides a detailed overview and analysis of the current standards and latest developments, offering practical insights and guidelines for practitioners and policy-makers alike. Further, as it discusses the main areas of e-regulation, it can serve as a useful platform for university education in light of the growing need for new kinds of specialists, i.e. IT lawyers. The book concentrates on fields that are directly affected by e-regulation such as cyber-security, databases, computer programs, e-governance, IP and competition law and informatics.
Protecting Human Rights in the EU
Pasado, presente y futuro de la Unión Europea
Editors: David Ramiro Troitino, Tanel Kerikmäe, Archil Chochia
Este libro presenta una visión global del proceso de construcción europea desde diversas perspectivas, para otorgar un entendimiento general de la Unión Europea y facilitar la comprensión del más atrayente proyecto político de la humanidad. La historia de la Unión Europea, el desarrollo de la Unión con sus numerosas ampliaciones, las instituciones comunitarias que forman la estructura de la UE, las principales políticas de Europa, su verdadera fuerza son tratados de manera independiente en este libro.
Democratising the EU from below? : citizenship, civil society and the public sphere
Editors: Tatjana Evas, Ulrike Liebert, Alexander Gattig
For the European Union of the 21st century, the search for sustainable prosperity and stability includes the challenge of reconciling democratic ideals and practices with the construction of a European constitutional order. From the 2001 Laeken Summit to the 2009 Lisbon Treaty and beyond EU leaders have repeatedly set out to bring citizens closer to EU governance by making it more democratic and effective yet several national ratification referendums have shown that publics are divided about whether and why to endorse or veto complex EU reform packages imposed from the top down. Despite these limitations people do effectively engage in the making of a European polity. By initiating national court proceedings active citizens are promoting fundamental European rights in Member States' practices. As party members they contribute to shaping mass media communication about, and national publics' understanding of, European political alternatives. As civil society activists citizens help build social networks for contesting certain EU reforms or advocating others. Last but not least, as voters in national and European elections they choose between competing party visions, and national parliamentary stances regarding the role of democratic citizenship. This original contribution to the debate about democratic citizenship vis-à-vis the challenges of economic globalization and European political integration presents critical explorations of different fields of direct, representative, participatory and deliberative democratic citizenship practices that affect the transformation of Europe. This original contribution to the debate about democratic citizenship vis-à-vis the challenges of economic globalization and European political integration presents critical explorations of different fields of direct, representative, participatory and deliberative democratic citizenship practices that affect the transformation of Europe.
Multilayered Representation in the European Union: Parliaments, courts and the public sphere
Editors: Tatjana Evas, Ulrike Liebert, Christopher Lord
The evolving European Union brings up vital questions about where democracy is heading. The book contributes to this discussion by offering critical appraisals and constructive propositions by eminent experts engaging with the novel configuration of “multilayered representation”. Key issues are the “European Multilevel Parliamentary Field”, the role of European Jurisprudence for representation, and the emerging European public sphere.
Regional Integration and Courts of Justice
Editors: Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, Ioannis Papageorgiou
The success of European integration and the political stability and economic prosperity it offers to its members has found followers elsewhere. Several countries in different parts of world have been inclined to embark on projects of regional integration. Though the majority of them are limited to economic integration objectives, some, in particular, regional groups in Latin America, profess to attain ambitious political goals and are constructed emulating the EU institutional structure. In some cases, this structure includes a regional court of justice, entrusted with telling community law and solving differences between Member States.