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2019 - Volume 13, Issue 3

Issue published: 25 September 2019
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Research Articles

  • Rafael Contreras Luna, Samara National Research University S.P. Korolyev, Russia
Abstract Historically, the Arctic has been much more important to Russia than to other Arctic countries. In Soviet times, the development of the Arctic was of paramount importance and it was used by the Soviet government to legitimise its great power status to domestic and international audiences. It...
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  • Victor Teixeira,Lusíada University of Lisbon
Abstract The common contention regarding the South China Sea is that its characteristic assets are the central or even the sole explanation for the debate. However, it is the argument of this study that this view is distorted and perilously deceptive. This study argues that there are multiple explanations...
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  • Gavan Patrick Gray,Tsuda University’s College of Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract The initiation of military or economic punishment generally on states requires significant justification, lest it be judged an act of aggression. In 2018 two separate incidents invoked similar rationales for such acts of reprisal, specifically that they were responding to attacks using chemical...
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  • Yayew Genet Chekol,Salale University, Ethiopia
Abstract The foremost intent of this article is to investigate the major dynamics that are changing in Ethio-Egyptian hydropolitical relations. To attain this objective the researcher employed case study design, primary and secondary sources of data, and purposive sampling techniques. Despite the fact...
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  • Kingsley Emeka Ezemenaka,University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Abstract This article presents the social and political causes of Nigeria-EU migration issues concerning unregulated migration that has been affecting the EU. This was done through qualitative and quantitative methodology, which includes interviews, data gathering and documentary analysis. From the...
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  • Martin Karas,University of Economics, Bratislava
Abstract The debate over the prevalence of nation states as the main actors in the international arena has been going on for the past 40 years. This article focuses on a single aspect of the debate, namely the national sovereignty of states within the neoliberal investment regimes. The argument...
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  • Miroslava Kulkova,Institute of Political Studies, Charles University, Prague
Abstract This article analyses a qualitative transformation of relations between the Balkan states since the dissolution of the SFR Yugoslavia in the 90´s until 2008. It argues that military presence and interventions of external powers were enough to make the belligerents fold weapons and...
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  • Jan Švec,Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague
Abstract The paper on the case study of the contemporary regime in Russia questions the classical theory of the positive influence of middle classes on democratization processes. The author introduces arguments for the following three hypotheses. (1) An essential part of the middle class in Russia is...
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Book Reviews

Political Islam: A Critical Reader
  • Alina Shymanska,Seoul National University, Department of Political Science and International Relations
What is the true meaning of Political Islam? And why do some followers of Islam prefer violence? Where exactly does this violence originate from? These are just a few of the questions raised in the book Political Islam: A Critical Reader, edited by Frédéric Volpi. This book is a collection...
Would the World Be Better Without the UN?
  • Gregorio Staglianò,Università degli studi Roma TRE, Rome
The author tries to understand through the whole book whether or not the UN has improved the international scenario since 1945 and to do so, he tries to imagine a world without it, through counter factuality, through mental simulations and “opposing worlds”.In the first part of the book, the author...