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2011 - Volume 5, Issue 2

Research Articles

Walmart Supercentre sign on July 24, 2013 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Walmart is the world's third largest public corporation that runs chains of department stores.
  • Radana Makariusová
Abstract: Non-state actors occupy an irreplaceable position in the current global system. Over the past decades they have become so influential that any analysis of international relations is impossible without their characterisation. This article advances a controversial hypothesis that the existence...
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BRIC Countries Buttons Brazil Russia India China
  • Dean Carroll
Abstract: Globalisation and the emergence of economic players such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) have led to predictions that US hegemony will quickly decline as a new world order emerges. With the European Union (EU) also facing a downgrading of its own status – as economic, political and...
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Political issues series: 'Yes to the EU' concept, with EU lettering. Photo realistic, with space for your text / editorial overlay
  • Tomáš Rohrbacher
  • Martina Jeníčková
Abstract: This article introduces the EU as an attractive actor. It aspires to classify approaches shaping the current debate about various aspects of the EU’s relations towards other international actors (Europeanisation, soft power, civilian power or normative power) and derives two dimensions of attractiveness:...
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Biofuel.The metal canister on which grows a grass. Concept of ecological fuel
  • Yossi Mann
Abstract: The aspiration to promote the bio-petrol industry is an attempt to provide a solution for some of the problems the European Union countries share, such as the decreasing importance of peripheral areas, the need to diversify energy sources and the commitment to the Kyoto Protocol. Once Poland...
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France and EU
  • Miron Lakomy
Abstract: This article examines some of the main phases of French activities within framework of the EU´s Common Foreign and Security Policy. Since the end of the Cold War the Fifth Republic has become obsessed with strengthening European political and military importance around the world. This was caused...
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Mixed USA and Russia flag, three dimensional render, illustration
  • Shavkat Kasymov
Abstract: This work identifies and assesses the general shift in Russian foreign policy thinking during Vladimir Putin’s presidency. The main thesis of this work is that a general shift in Russian foreign policy had occurred during Putin’s presidency owing to the rise in Statist thinking. To substantiate...
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Earth with chain.
  • Nelli Babayan
  • Stefano Braghiroli
Abstract: After the Cold War, three substantially different powers have emerged in international politics. While the United States has already established itself as a key international leader, though is attempting to limit an imperialist label, the EU and Russia struggled throughout the 1990s over their...
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Czech politician David Rath (in the middle) guided by the prison service to court, Prague, Czech republic, August 14, 2013. Rath is accused of corruption.
  • Nicole Gallina
Criminal networks have infiltrated the Czech justice system. Czech Security Information Services BIS, 2007 Abstract: This work focuses on informal politics for the political elite level in the Czech Republic and proposes an actor-based view. It considers the relationship between formal and informal...
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World Wide Web - Internet
  • Stuart Coffey
Abstract: Global society is in need of the same law-enforcement development as with the introduction of the FBI in the US in 1908; to introduce another layer of expertise and specialism to deal with transnational criminals and international terrorism and to bring the rule of law to the whole of global...
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