17th June 2021

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Graeme Baber

Essays on International Law

Hardback | ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4378-2 | ISBN-10: 1-4438-4378-4 | Date of Publication: 23/12/2016 | Pages / Size: 465 / A5 | Price: £74.99

Familiarity with the more elementary part of the material for Essays on International Law came from being required to teach it to Master of Laws students three times each year, which gave me a good grounding. However, further research was required, especially over the more specialized essays, such as Essays Seven and Eight. International institutions tend to interest me as subjects for study, because they are, on the whole, a force for peace and harmony in the world. Essay Nine was especially enjoyable to write, because the Camp David negotiations described therein were a success story of transnational co-operation of which all parties can be proud. Essay Ten was difficult to write, as it needed to be free-flowing and, therefore, titles and subtitles could not be used for structural support. However, the ability to write this type of work comes from early training—as my school required me to do this from 1975, which was taxing for a child. I am grateful to those teachers now, though, especially the headmaster David Hudson, who recognized that I had some ability for creative writing at a time during which I preferred mathematics—courtesy of consecutive year form master Geoffrey Standing.

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The Impact of Legislation and Regulation on the Freedom of Movement of Capital in Estonia, Poland and Latvia

Hardback | ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2113-1 | ISBN-10: 1-4438-2113-6 | Date of Publication: 15/06/2010 | Pages / Size: 430 / A5 | Price: £49.99

The title of this, my first monograph, is identical to that of my doctoral thesis which preceded it. The subject matter is also the same—although editing of the completed thesis was necessary in order to optimize the book for publication and to adapt the style of a long document to that required by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The idea to connect a legal index which measures the extent to which the laws of then-new Member States of the European Union limit the free movement of capital to the actual capital flows to and from these countries was mine. It proved to be ground-breaking research. However, I am grateful to various staff at the School of Oriental Studies at the University of London for helping to make the realization of it possible, particularly Sonja Ruehl, Rosa Abidi, Pasquale Scaramozzino, supervisor Richard Alexander, Desmond Thomas, Nick Foster, and Laixiang Sun—now a professor at the University of Maryland—who advised me on how to approach Chapter Seven, and whose comments were integral to completing this unique, challenging project.

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The Free Movement of Capital and Financial Services: An Exposition?

Hardback | ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-6359-9 | ISBN-10: 1-4438-6359-9 | Date of Publication: 18/09/2014 | Pages / Size: 590 / A5 | Price: £62.99

Building on The Impact of Legislation and Regulation on the Freedom of Movement of Capital in Estonia, Poland and Latvia, and being written during the spare time beyond a busy programme of lecturing and course management, The Free Movement of Capital and Financial Services: An Exposition? is the high-water mark of my published contributions of pure academia. This book was so demanding on my mental resources to research and write that I nicknamed it ‘The Tome’. In addition to its level of detail, The Free Movement of Capital and Financial Services: An Exposition? has another claim to fame, which is that its Chapter Three contains more footnotes than any chapter or article that I have ever written—2,049 in total. I do not think that anyone in the world of legal research can consider themselves to be a true scholar until (s)he has written an article or a chapter of a monograph or edited collection which contains more than 1,000 footnotes—provided that the text is of commensurate depth.

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The United Nations System: A Synopsis

Hardback | ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3820-7 | ISBN-10: 1-5275-3820-6 | Date of Publication: 06/09/2019 | Pages / Size: 463 / A5 | Price: £67.99

This book details a two-way grid structure of the entity that is the United Nations System. One direction of this lattice is made from Part B: Work of the United Nations by Topic, and the other is constructed from Part C: Work of the United Nations by Region. This bidirectional approach to the synopsis enables the reader to draw a picture of the United Nations System, rather than to remember a list of facts—which would tend to result from a unidirectional summary. Towards the end of writing the book, I thought that I had succeeded in creating a product that would be of value to people who wished to read about the United Nations and its work. United Nations Photo was gracious in enthusiastically granting me permission to use its picture of the United Nations headquarters for the front cover of the book. This photograph is excellent and appropriate—the United Nations’ premises represent the contents of the book, the calm East River to the lower left depicts nature, and the buildings of Manhattan behind portray industrious human activity.

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Punctually: An Impossible Remit?

Hardback | ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-6150-2 | ISBN-10: 1-5275-6150-X | Date of Publication: 23/03/2021 | Pages / Size: 480 / A5 | Price: £76.99

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are grandiose—17 Goals, 169 Targets and even more Indicators. To accomplish these in 15 years is a difficult task. How could the issue of the punctual accomplishment of the SDGs be analysed in the space of one book? The answer was in representation—if one goal were to be selected, this could be studied in depth, and the method extended to the other SDGs. However, some of the SDGs and their Targets were, in part, extensions of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and their Targets, whilst other SDGs were new. As the former category of SDGs had the head-start of being familiar material to those who were to be responsible for implementing the SDGs and their Targets, in comparison to the latter class of SDGs, the method employed in researching the material for this book needed to comprise: (i) map the SDGs and their Targets to the MDGs and their Targets; (ii) study one SDG in the continuing category and one SDG in the new class; and (iii) extend the analysis of each of these to the remainder of the SDGs in the relevant category.

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Graeme Baber is a jurist and a legal researcher, specializing in financial law and international law. His previous publications include The Impact of Legislation and Regulation on the Freedom of Movement of Capital in Estonia, Poland and Latvia (2010); The Free Movement of Capital and Financial Services: An Exposition? (2014); The European Union and the Global Financial Crisis: A View from 2016 (2016); Essays on International Law (2017); International Financial Law: Quo Vadis? (2017); Preferential Trade Agreements and International Law (2018); The United Nations System: A Synopsis (2019); and The Global Law of the Sea: Baselines and Boundary Delimitation (2020). He is also an experienced teacher of university students.

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