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Is Malaysia Begged to Differ from the Global ‘Vista’ Democracy?

  • Noor Sulastry Yurni Ahmad,Universiti Utara Malaysia and Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Abstract In the Malaysia’s 2018 General Election, the supremacy of Barisan Nasional (National Front), started to deteriorate when the two-third usual majority suddenly successfully is being denied. However, the transformations in Malaysian’s socio-political culture have created some evolutions and repercussions...

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Indonesia Military Power under the Increasing Threat of Conflict in the South China Sea

  • Muhammad Budiana,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Muhammad Fedryansyah,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Yusa Djuyandi,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Ramadhan Pancasilawan,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract In the international maritime system, the South China Sea (SCS) region holds economic, political, and strategic values. However, it is also the source of longstanding disputes among the countries within the region. For Indonesia, potential conflicts in the SCS might arise not only from China’s...

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In Refer to Societal Security Dealing with the Radicalisation in West Java, Indonesia

  • RMT Nurhasan Affandi,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Windy Dermawan,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Gilang Nur Alam,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract This research aims to examine how to deal with radicalisation in West Java, Indonesia. To achieve this goal, researchers focused on the efforts of  the national institutions in dealing with radicalisation, for instance through educational institutions such as universities and boarding...

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Digital Trace and Critical Discourse Networking under Jokowi Government (2014-2018)

  • Rachmad Gustomy,Brawijaya University, Malang
  • Laode Machdani Afala,Brawijaya University, Malang
Abstract Digital media is one of the pillars of democracy. The media serves various expressions that support the government or criticize the government. Both are present along with the development of democracy and the rapid progress of digital media. This paper intends to explain the digital trace of...

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Comparison of Indonesian Military Strength with Southeast Asian Countries and Probability for an Open War

  • Muhammad Arsy Ash Shiddiqy,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung and Universitas Islam Riau
  • Arfin Sudirman,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract The security conditions in Southeast Asian region are relatively safe and peace. There have never been direct confrontations or head-to-head wars between countries in the region, if ever there had been a confrontation between Indonesia and Malaysia, but that did not happen. During the cold...

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Festive and Viral

  • Siti Aliyuna Pratisti,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Taufik Hidayat,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Deasy Silvya Sari,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract One of the most significant phenomena is the emergence of political identity that moves participation further from the conventional political platform. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring are suitable examples for postmodern politics which characterize by unstructured movement...

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Indonesian Presidential Election 2019

  • Wahyu Gunawan,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Keri Lestari,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Margo Purnomo,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Deasy Silvya Sari,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract This article aims to explain the ideal construct of Indonesia democracy after the 2019 presidential election which is colored by the conflict of two blocks known as cebong vs kampret. This shows that democracy cannot be separated from conflict. However, despite the ongoing conflict, is it possible...

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The Influence of Public Debate on the Political Preference of Communities in the Presidential Election in 2019

  • Siti Witianti,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Ratnia Solihah,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract Public debate is one form of political campaigning carried out at the campaign stage in the presidential and vice presidential elections in 2019 with the aim of influencing the political preference of the people. Besides being able to influence people's political preference, public debate (political...

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Sectarian Narratives of the 2019 Presidential Election and the Radical Transnational Network

  • R. Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • RMT Nur Affandi,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Dina Yulianti,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract The 8th presidential election in Indonesia occurring in 2019 was heavily peppered with religious narratives and the mobilisation of sectarians. As a result, as found in several observation reports, the demographic analysis of each candidate's vote revealed a sectarian split where Joko Widodo’s...

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Civil Servant Neutrality on 2019 General Election in Indonesia

  • Dede Sri Kartini,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract Theoretically, bureaucracy should be neutral from political affairs. This neutrality should be implemented by current regime. In fact, ASN (civil servant) is prohibited to get involved in political activity such as attending political campaign and activity (including non-campaign activity such...

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Beyond the Binary Logic of Populist Articulations in 2019 Indonesian Election

  • Luthfi Hamzah Husin,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Nuruddin Al Akbar,Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
Abstract This study seeks to highlight the emergence of Sexy Killer documentary as an important tool in an effort to encourage the rearticulation of democracy in a more substantial direction. This study is important in the middle of the trend of re-Democratisation  that is taking place but is moving...

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Quo Vadis Islamic Populism? An Electoral Strategy

  • Rendy Adiwilaga,Universitas Bale Bandung
  • Mustabsyirotul Ummah Mustofa,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Muhammad Ridha Taufik Rahman,LPPM Energy Innovation for Community
Abstract This paper discusses how far Islamic populism as an old social movement, especially in Indonesia, rises as a new form of polarisation in the electoral mechanism in Indonesian democracy nowadays. Considered as the main group of religion in Indonesia, Indonesian Muslims appear as a contested...

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The Effectiveness of Political Identity in Post 212 Movement

  • Yusa Djuyandi,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Rahmah Ramadhani,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract The 2019 election did not escape from a variety of cases and issues, whether this is entirely affected or not at all. Elections are also an arena of competition that does not escape cheating, which can hurt the ongoing campaign period until the election. But most of the issues contained in...

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Jeje’s Political Capital in the Regent Election of Pangandaran Regency in 2015

  • Ratnia Solihah,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Arry Bainus,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Mudiyati Rahmatunnisa,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract Political capital is one of the main capitals to be able to follow the political contestation. This political capital was one of the factors that determined the passing of Jeje as regent candidates who following the local political contestation, which eventually became the winner of the political...

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Woman Leader Victory as the Single Candidate in the Elections in District of Lebak Banten Indonesia in 2018

  • Elly Nurlia,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Utang Suwaryo,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • R. Widya Setabudi Sumadinata,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Netty Prasetiyani,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract One of the provinces that contributes to the emergence of women leadership in Indonesia is Banten. Until recently, there are four municipal regions which are chair-headed by female mayors out of the eight regions in Banten Province including Lebak regency. Particularly, Lebak has already conducted...

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The Role of Bawaslu Supervision in Handling Disputes Election Results in Indonesia

  • Yusa Djuyandi,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Arief Hidayat,Universitas Gadjah Madja, Yogyakarta
  • Hendra,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract Elections are an implementation of orderly structured and organized democratic practices. Supervision of elections is needed to ensure that elections run democratically, therefore there is a need for well-organized and competent election oversight bodies. The emergence of violations in the...

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Extending Aliran Politics in Electoral Contest

  • Ari Ganjar Herdiansah,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Yusa Djuyandi,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
  • Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata,Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung
Abstract Aliran politics is an analytical framework that considered too simplistic and less accurately classifying the political axes of Indonesian socio-political structure. This article, however, shows that aliran still prevails in the form of politicization of identity that reflected in the post...

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Russia, the Arctic and Northeast Asia: The Strategic Importance of the Far North

  • 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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The United States’ China Containment Strategy and the South China Sea Dispute

  • 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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Evidentiary Thresholds for Unilateral Aggression: Douma, Skripal and Media Analysis of Chemical Weapon Attacks as a Casus Belli

  • 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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Hydro-Politics and the Dynamics of the Shifting Ethio-Egyptian Hydropolitical Relations

  • 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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Unregulated Migration and Nigeria-EU Relations

  • 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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Trends in Investment Treaty Making: Finding Balance between National Sovereignty and Investment Protection

  • 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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From Negative to Positive Peace in Western Balkans: A Case for Eclectic Theory

  • 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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The Democratization Potential of the Middle Class in Russia

  • 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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Borderlines, Natural Resources and Conflicts: Towards a Territorial Materialism of Boundary Disputes in East Africa

  • Al Chukwuma Okoli,Federal University Lafia, Nigeria
  • Elias Chukwuemeka Ngwu,Department of Political Science at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Abstract This article seeks to examine the phenomenon of boundary disputes in East Africa. By way of a case-study approach, guided by the theory of territorial materialism, the study posits that the ‘colonial causation’ narrative, exemplified in the ethnic partitioning/disintegration hypothesis, does...

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Regionalism in World Politics: Interrogating the Relevance of the Economic Community of West African States in Global Political Economy

  • Chikodiri Nwangwu,Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Chukwuemeka Enyiazu,Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Ejikeme Jombo Nwagwu,Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Christian C. Ezeibe,Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Abstract Globalisation has promoted the connections among sovereign states in the international political economy. Despite the preponderance of neo-protectionist tendencies in the United States and some European countries, the import of regionalism in global political economy has not waned. While economic...

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Modi’s Cultural Diplomacy and Role of Indian Diaspora

  • Junuguru Srinivas,GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, India
Abstract Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into the helm of affairs, he has stressed the role of the Indian Diaspora in Indian foreign policy making because he had realized the importance of the Diaspora in his development strategy. More than 25 million members of the Indian Diaspora are...

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Comparative Analysis of the Hybrid Tactics Application by the Russian Federation in Conflicts with Georgia and Ukraine

  • Lesіa Dorosh, Department of Political Science and International Relation of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Olha Ivasechko, Department of Political Science and International Relation of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
  • JarynaTurchyn, Department of Political Science and International Relation of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine
Abstract The essence and main characteristics of the hybrid war are reviewed as a means of destroying the enemy country from inside due to the effective combination of conventional armed forces, subversion, propaganda, and dissemination of misinformation. The hybrid tactics used by the Russian Federation...

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The ‘War on Drugs’ Concept as the Basis for Combating Drugs in the Western Hemisphere

  • Arkadiy Alekseevich Eremin,Department of Theory and History of International Relations of the Peoples’ Friendship University, Russia
  • Oleg Konstantinovich Petrovich-Belkin,Department of Theory and History of International Relations of the Peoples’ Friendship University, Russia
Abstract The article attempts to critically evaluate a controversial transnational phenomenon in the Western hemisphere, known as the ‘War on Drugs’. Started by Richard Nixon to regain the support of his electorate, it has continued to dominate anti-drug policies in the Americas until now. In this article,...

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