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2011 - Volume 5, Issue 1

Research Articles

Peace or war written on a chalkboard. Word war crossed the red chalk.
  • Ionela Dobos
Abstract: This article shows that war represents an inappropriate solution to so-called new security threats such as terrorism, organised crime, regional conflicts and failed states. Compared to previous times, when threats were largely posed well-defined enemies, new security threats are markedly more...
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EU flags in front of European Commission in Brussels
  • Małgorzata Gałęziak
Abstract: This work examines the new European diplomatic corps launched within the framework of the Lisbon Treaty. Based on the decision from 26 July 2010 by which the Council of the European Union established the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service, this work constructs...
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Flag of the European Union against blue sky
  • Barbara Curyło
Abstract: The central aim of this work is to present some ideas of Europe in Central and Eastern Europe throughout various time-periods, starting from the Soviet period, then moving to the pre-accession period and finally the post-accession period. Throughout those periods, Central and Eastern European...
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Czech currency or Euro?
  • Michal Parizek
Abstract: The research conducted in this research challenges more conventional views that Central and East European (CEE) countries are driven by financial and materialistic concerns in their attitudes towards the adoption of the Euro. It argues that neither indicators of economic benefits, nor the distributive...
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eople join the protests for the 22nd day against the plan to open Europe's largest open-cast goldmine in the Rosia Montana on Sept 22, 2013 in Bucharest, Romania.
  • Anze Voh Bostic
Abstract: This article presents the role of civil society in peacebuilding processes and how the concepts of peacebuilding and civil society development fit into a broader EU foreign policy framework. In its empirical part, this article analyses the role of civil society development as part of the EU’s...
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European Union and China
  • Salvador Santino F. Regilme
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Abstract: Utilising constructivism this work analyses the contemporary relational complexities of East Asia vis-à-vis the European Union (EU). Mindful of the social constructivist themes of identity and interests, it is argued that there are fundamental difficulties found in these interregional relations,...
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  • Brian Karmazin
Abstract: This assessment of the Arctic is divided in to four sections. First, the true value of the region is defined in terms of its environmental, geostrategic, economic and socio-cultural importance. Such a definition stresses the need for countries involved in Arctic expeditions (notably Canada,...
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Pressure ridge and melt water at the Geographic North Pole
  • Anis H. Bajrektarevic
Abstract: The Arctic and Antarctica have traditionally been treated as footnotes in larger international relations. Recently however, the polar caps have entered the priority lists of a multitude of international actors and captured the attention of the international community at large. Despite popular...
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