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2014 - Volume 8, Issue 1

Research Articles

Mavi Marmara in port Istanbul; Topkapi Palace and harbor seen from above. Image ID: 73200640
  • Gabriela Özel Volfová
ABSTRACT: This work looks at how changes to global, regional and national political landscapes played a role in shaping Turkish-Israeli relations and how this, in turn, affected regional security and development in the Middle East. Specifically, I illustrate how Turkish political actors from the Islamic...
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All EU members flags in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. ID: 179573879
  • Karel Müller
ABSTRACT: This work draws upon the novel theoretical framework of European civil society which is based on the complementary concept of civil society. It claims that relations between the Europeanised public spheres, political identities and the politicisation of the EU present an intricate and crucial...
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Restored area of Abanotubani in the Old Town in Tbilisi, Georgia. The area is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. ID: 180172868
  • Natia Mestvirishvili
  • Maia Mestvirishvili
ABSTRACT: ‘I am Georgian and therefore I am European.’ These words spoken by the late Georgian Prime Minister, Zurab Zhvania, in front of the Council of Europe in 1999. During the speech, he expressed Georgia’s EU aspirations and outlined the country’s foreign policy agenda for the next decade. Since...
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Kosovo flag waving on the wind, ID: 161156288
  • Vjosa Musliu
  • Shkëndije Geci
ABSTRACT: Hailed as the greatest European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) mission to date, the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) has been oscillating between fulfilling its mission statement crafted in Brussels, while managing the controversial ethnic expectations of the local population...
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Mosque, ID: 168886922
  • Unislawa Williams
ABSTRACT: Why has the democratic transition in Egypt stalled? The nonviolent nature of successful uprisings may be an important cause of the subsequent religious radicalisation and volatility of the new regimes. Nonviolent opposition can attract, and be sustained by, the involvement of religious elites....
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Arab men on the waterfront.
  • Mahmood Abdulghaffar
ABSTRACT: Clientelism is a widespread phenomenon, often resulting from preexisting socioeconomic conditions such as inequalities, government dominance over the economy, and deficiencies in political institutions. State formation ushered vote buying into clientelistic behaviour and reinforced brokerage...
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