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Guide de recherche Investissement direct étranger

Foreign Direct Investment - Research Guide International Law

L’investissement direct étranger  (IDE) est une catégorie d’investissements qui reflète l’intention d’une entreprise résidente dans un pays d’établir des relations durables avec une économie autre que la sienne. Ces intérêts durables nécessitent l’existence d’une relation à long terme entre l’investisseur direct et l’entreprise qui bénéficie de l’investissement direct, et un certain niveau d’influence sur la […]

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Blog bibliothèque Universe of nonsense

In today’s malleable world of Big Data, wherein modern people use Google to know more but understand less, we risk forgetting how knowledge is created and how we can verify a fact. The internet would give us a more democratic and open media environment, but the opposite is true: we live in closed communities online, echo well show us what’s right, bubbles created algorithms which make us encounter only the news that confirms our worldview.

The recently deceased Zygmunt Bauman reasoned a clear link between the Modernity and the Holocaust (1989). Since the Enlightenment the modern people are characterized by their desire for manufacturability. Whereby modern people do not accept the world they see as theirs. Modern people want to recreate the world, clearing everything out of the way which stops the progress, the complexity to overcome their own responsibility. Zygmunt Bauman made a comparison with having a beautiful harmonious design for your garden in mind: Any plant that propagates itself without your approval, you call weeds and you pull them out. Zygmunt Bauman warned that this manifestation of that control drift is a threat and a new Holocaust will always be with us.

In today’s malleable world of Big Data, wherein modern people use Google to know more but understand less, we risk forgetting how knowledge is created and how we can verify a fact. The internet would give us a more democratic and open media environment, but the opposite is true: we live in closed communities online, echo well show us what’s right, bubbles created algorithms which make us encounter only the news that confirms our worldview.

This electronic world could lead to a feasible reality based on emotions, opinions, prejudices and places the truth based on objective facts more and more in the shade. All the battles for human rights and the call to freedom and justice will turn out meaningless. The human race will enter a shadowy world of arbitrariness. It could drag the international landscape to a direction of the volatile, intolerant era before World War II and a parallel can be drawn with the 1930s, where no facts were necessary just lies.

As human beings we have the defining human quality to think. Thus, we should not accept or settle for the universe of nonsense as our world. We should stay aware that thought isn’t knowledge, and think about how knowledge is created and how facts should be verified. A public opinion based on unfounded opinions, gut feelings, prejudices and personal beliefs does not equal a library full of research nor a critical mindset and solid fact finding.

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Nouvelles et événements Antonio Tajani elected President European Parliament

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Syria Crisis: Humanitarian Law, Warfare, Refugees

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The Syrian civil war is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria in which international interventions have taken place. The war grew out of the unrest of the 2011 Arab Spring and escalated to armed conflict after President Bashar al-Assad’s government violently repressed protests calling for his removal. Violence in Syria has escalated amid an absence of meaningful efforts to end the war. A confidential list of individuals and units are believed to be responsible for crimes against humanity, breaches of international humanitarian law and gross human rights violations. We have created a Library Special on the Syrian civil war in order to provide you easy access to our collection. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask the librarian: r.steenhard@ppl.nl

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South China Sea Territorial Disputes

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China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade passes every year. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have rival claims. In addition to substantial natural resources, the South China Sea is of paramount strategic significance to the Asian security paradigm and to global stability. We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

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    515 D 11

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    Haratsch, A., C. Koenig, M. Pechstein, T. Fuchsa & P. Kubicki, Europarecht, 10. Auflage, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2016.

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    521 B 6

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    516 F 19

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    519 H 1

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    522 F 12

You can find the showcase in our Reading Room.