Issue 2013 - Volume 7, Issue 2

Alpine meadow, Bukowina, Romania

Issue 7:2

Cosmina Paul

Uncovering Romania by Geography: How Geography Cultivated Lands and Romanians

ABSTRACT: This work contributes to the understanding of how the institutionalisation of geography as a science and discipline empowered the Romanian elites’ nationalist discourse before World War Two. Far from being an objective, neutral and value-free science, geography invented new worlds and served to the expansion of imperialist powers. By the same token, with the same colonial instruments, it served to legitimise the Romanian nationalist elite in its state building endeavour. Older than…

A silhouette of a group of Tuareg on their camels in the desert

Issue 7:2

Paul Pryce

Misadventure or Mediation in Mali: The EU’s Potential Role

ABSTRACT: With a humanitarian crisis mounting in the West African state of Mali, the Council of the EU has called on the Economic Community of West African States to deploy a stabilisation force to the northern regions of the country. But such a military intervention would have to contend with a plethora of cultural and logistical challenges. A better approach might be for the Council to appoint an EU Special Representative for the Sahel Region, employing the Union’s civilian power to…

Flag of Turkey against blue sky

Issue 7:2

Serdar Ş. Güner

Alternative Futures for the EU-Turkey Accession Negotiations

ABSTRACT: This work proposes a simple two-period interaction model to study EU-Turkey accession negotiations. Turkey perceives the EU as composed of two distinct groups with respect to its accession: traditional supporters and objectors. Supporters opt for either cooperation or defection in period one while objectors consistently oppose Turkish accession. Turkey reacts to cooperation and defection in the second period under its perceptions of EU support. Future uncertainties concerning Turkey’s…

Multicultural young business team

Issue 7:2

Özgür ÜNAL ERİŞ

Improving the ENP and Establishing the Eastern Partnership Initiative: A Czech Perspective

ABSTRACT: The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is among the most important external policies of the EU. Unfortunately, it has not substantially influenced EU member states as was intended. This led to other regional EU initiatives that have similar aims but took a more differentiated and country-specific approach. One of these initiatives, the Eastern Partnership Initiative, will be discussed in detail in this article. Using empirical research conducted in Prague in September 2010, the Czech…

Magnifying Glass with Icon of Profile of Head with Cogwheel Gear Mechanism on Old Paper with Red Vertical Line Background.

Issue 7:2

Naeem Meer

In Every Zealot is Deep Doubt: Islamism and the Role of Psychology amongst British Muslim Students

ABSTRACT: Drawing on Razzaque’s seminal book, From Human Being to Human Bomb which identifies patterns of extremist thought processes amongst young British Muslims, this study is the very first attempt at empirically testing such a concept and establishes a precedent for the study of the links between psychology and Islamism that continue to be critically underdeveloped. By analysing responses from two small samples, a test group of British Muslim UCL students and a control group of British non…

Security concept: Lock on digital screen, contrast, 3d render

Issue 7:2

Miron Lakomy

Cyberspace in Canadian Security Policy

ABSTRACT: The phenomenon of cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, or even the first examples of using cyberspace to conduct military operations has convinced decision-makers that new solutions to security challenges need to be implemented. Cyber attacks in Estonia and Georgia, multiple incidents in the United States and the Stuxnet worm attack proved that computer networks have became a theatre of rivalry, not only between states but also between non-state actors (such as terrorist groups or…

2017 - Volume 11, Issue 2