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Kinds of Democracy: New Models of Federal Republics and Multi-Level Governments

  • Christopher Portosa Stevens,Department of Academic Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Abstract In “Kinds of Democracy,” I vary the kind of democracy across levels in multi-level governments and federations. Varying the kind of democracy from level to level produces new competitive structures (and also new kinds of political complexity), such as producing opportunity structures for political...

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Author Meets Critics Symposium: Discussion on Legacies of Totalitarianism

  • Krzysztof Brzechczyn,Institute of Philosophy Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
  • Michał Kwiecień,Institute of Philosophy at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
  • Grzegorz Lewicki,Polish Economic Institute
  • Cristina Petrescu, Faculty of Political Science at University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Dragoş Petrescu,Faculty of Political Science at University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Rafał Paweł Wierzchosławski,SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznań
  • Aviezer Tucker,Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University
Abstract The symposium on the book Legacies of Totalitarianism by Aviezer Tucker was part of the conference Between Enslavement and Resistance: Attitudes toward Communism in East European Societies (1945-1989) held in Poznań, Poland (June 15-16, 2018). The conference and the symposium were organized...

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Post-ISIS Iraq and the Shia Armed Groups

  • Kardo Rached,e Department of Diplomacy and Public Relations, University of Human Development, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Ahmed Omar Bali,Department of Diplomacy and Public Relations, University of Human Development, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Abstract The political environment of Iraq in the period from 2011-2014 experienced a great degree of turbulence. Many Sunni tribes in the Anbar, Ramadi and Salahadin regions organized a daily protest against the central government, accusing it of being sectarian. Gradually, these protests become more...

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Ukrainian State-Building Redux: Triangular Role Performance Under Kuchma

  • Vladislav Strnad,Department of International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague, Czechia
  • Nik Hynek,Department of International Relations and European Studies, Metropolitan University Prague, Czechia
Abstract The article systematically analyses the Ukrainian behaviour within the EU-Ukraine-Russia triangle during the presidency of Leonid Kuchma (1994-2004). As it is shown, this was a period to which the origins of many recent, and tumultuous, developments can be traced. We utilise an interdisciplinary...

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Messianic Narrations in Contemporary Russian Statecraft and Foreign Policy

  • Ostap Kushnir,Lazarski University, Poland
Abstract The article aims to uncover the nature and distinctive features of the contemporary messianic narrations in the Russian public discourse, as well as estimate their impact on the actual policy-making. For this reason, the article scrutinizes the political philosophy of Aleksandr Dugin, Nataliia...

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The Legal Mechanisms of Ensuring Regional Cooperation in Combatting Crime Within the Framework of the Council of Europe: Experience of Ukraine

  • Andrii Voitsikhovskyi, Constitutional and International Law Department, Faculty № 4, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Oleksandr Bakumov, Constitutional and International Law Department, Faculty № 4, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Olena Ustymenko, Constitutional and International Law Department, Faculty № 4, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Mykola Marchuk, Constitutional and International Law Department, Faculty № 4, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Abstract Implementation of legal reform in Ukraine, the content of which can be defined as a gradual movement towards a democratic and rule of law state, makes the problem of counteraction to crime especially relevant. Nowadays it is the object of broad regulatory measures, in particular, international...

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Small States in Great Power Politics: Understanding the “Buffer Effect”

  • Ksenia A. Efremova,MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia
Abstract This paper deals with the concept of “small states” as opposed to “great powers”. Both concepts are considered to be ideal types with peculiar behaviour characteristics. It is argued that in certain circumstances (i.e. within a “buffer system”) small states may affect the behaviour of great...

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Japan’s Security and the South Sudan Engagement: Internal and External Constraints on Japanese Military Rise Reconsidered

  • Michal Kolmaš,Metropolitan University Prague
Abstract The article aims to understand the practical relevance of Shinzo Abe’s recent security changes and their role in Abe’s general security strategy. It argues that although Shinzo Abe’s goal is a revision of Japan’s post-war security posture, there is still a plethora of legal, normative (popular)...

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The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in Development Tourism Sector: A Comparative Study Between Bulgaria and Egypt

  • Petya Ivanova,Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov, Bulgaria
  • Mahmoud Khalifa,Applied Science University Bahrain & Suez Canal University, Egypt
Abstract There are two main parts of the article that present the Bulgarian and Egyptian non-governmental organisations in the field of tourism. The legislative framework and conditions for registration of such organisations as well as their role in the overall management of tourism in both countries...

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Terrorism Situations and its Challenges to European Union: A Longitudinal Statistical Analysis

  • Zeren Langjia,Sichuan University of China and Ghent University of Belgium
  • Jian Shi,Centre for European Studies and Centre for EU Studies, Sichuan University
Abstract Terrorism is increasingly threatening world peace and stability, not least during the post-9/11 era. In particular, viewed from Europe’s geographical proximity to areas of conflicts, terrorism is a greater menace to European continental peace, security and stability. As a natural consequence,...

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Juridical Review of Mastering and Utilization of Land Rights Based on Land Letters (Skt) Connected with Mining Business Licenses (Iup) Based on Law of Number 4 the Year 2009 Regarding Mineral and Coal Mining

  • Daniel Hendrawan
  • S.H.
  • M.Hum
  • Yelma Nomida Alvisalia
  • S.H.
Minerals and coal as one of Indonesia's natural resources are used for the greatest prosperity of the people so that the state controls it. Based on Law No. 4 of 2009 on Mineral and Coal Mining, state control within the scope of business can be delegated to other parties within the Indonesian mining...

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Legal Aspects of Asset Valuation on Copyright as Part of Boedel (Countable-List) in the Process of Bankruptcy in Indonesia Following the Latest Copyright Law Act No. 28/2014

  • Christian Andersen
In Indonesia, recording activities of bankruptcy’s countable list by a curator are very limited when the conduct of legal proceedings pertaining to some intangible assets especially when we talk about Intellectual Property Right (IPR) from the submitted party of bankruptcy. Even though IPR is an asset...

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Privacy: An Overview of Indonesia Statutes Governing Lawful Interception

  • Sinta Dewi
The right to privacy is an issue that draws a lot of public attention, especially when associated with the frequent interceptions made by the state upon state citizen private communications in the course of legal enforcement. Yet, those state practices in the form of surveillance and interception of...

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The Corruption Court in Indonesia: History and Development

  • Elis Rusmiati
  • Nella Sumika Putri
  • Ijud Tajudin
The corruption eradication in Indonesia currently requires a faster,  more assertive, and more significant effort of settlement. One of the reformation efforts is made by the government through the establishment of corruption court. Since 2009, the corruption court has been existing as a special judicative...

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Legal Certainty in the Use of Certification of Trustworthiness by Indonesian E-Commerce Business

  • Muhamad Amirulloh
  • Vidya Noor Rachmadini
The development of information and communication technology has changed various patterns of human life, one of which is electronic commerce (e-commerce) which has many advantages but is also quite vulnerable to the problems and losses it causes. One of the problems that often occurs in Indonesia is the...

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The Force of Strategic Infrastructures: The Role of Public-Private-Partnership to Strengthen Sustainable Developments in Indonesia

  • Prita Amalia
  • Danrivanto Budhijanto
The Republic of Indonesia as greatest archipelago state in the world with over 260 million people, facing various of challenge in the infrastructure sector. Nowadays, the growth of infrastructures has been the focus of the Indonesian government. Infrastructure means not only for transporting people,...

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Use of Non-Disclosure Agreement as Legal Protection in Trade Secrets to Investment Security

  • Ranti Fauza Mayana Tanwir
  • Daniel Hendrawan
The world of investment and business is growing very rapidly. These developments occur both in Indonesia and internationally. Many investment actors want to keep the secrecy of the products or services they trade. Most of the things that these investors have are a novelty, but there are also not necessarily...

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Religious-Cosmic Based Philosophical Foundation of Environmental Development Law in Sundanese Local Wisdom

  • Mella Ismelina Farmas Rahayu
  • Anthon F. Susanto
  • Liya Sukma Muliya
The philosophical foundation of environmental development law in Indonesian society currently is still dominated by western philosophers who are capitalistic, liberalist and individual, who emphasize on human aspect as creatures who are free to exploit their living environment, so that it tends to be...

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Horizontal Consistency of the Settings of the Exception in Carrying Out a Notary’s Official Pledge

  • Agus Setiawan
Article 17 Law no. 8 of 2010 on Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering Criminal Act (“LPEMLCA”) in conjunction with article 3 letter b. Government Regulations No. 43 of 2015 on Complainant in the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering Criminal Act (‘GR No. 43/2015’); it is obligatory...

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Legal Higher Education in Indonesia in Facing ASEAN Economic Community

  • Pan Lindawaty Suherman Sewu
The society’s need for law in the modern era is increasing; therefore, the need for Law graduates is increasing as well. Professions in the field of law are professions that appeal to many people in Indonesia. One of the reasons is because this profession is considered a profession with an income that...

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International Cooperation to Suppress Transboundary Corruption in Indonesia

  • Nella Sumika Putri
Indonesia already made some agreements with other countries to cooperate combating corruption, but the process of cooperation to eradicate corruption has not always been smooth. Even though Indonesia has co-operated with other countries in form of legal policy and law enforcement, the formal process...

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Reconciling Refugee Protection and Sovereignty in ASEAN Member States: Law and Policy Related to Refugee in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

  • Bilal Dewansyah
  • Irawati Handayani
Most of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries perceive themselves as non-immigrant nations. It means that most ASEAN countries are not the destination for immigrants to settle. This approach also appears when they responded to the massive influx of the refugee in the south-east...

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Model of Pro-People Foreign Policy as Indonesia’s Response Toward Better Citizen Protection

  • Asep Setiawan
  • Endang Sulastri
  • Sumarno
Indonesian administration under Joko Widodo introduces the pro-people foreign policy as a response to protect the migrant workers overseas. This study examines the concept of pro-people foreign policy orientation and how it is implemented. Taking the case of economic migrants in Malaysia, the study uses...

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Synergy of National Leadership to Strengthen State Diversity and Integrity of the Republic of Indonesia

  • Sugianto
Indonesia is a unitary country with a diverse population. In this country, there are various ethnic groups, religions, and races that live side by side. But in the midst of a pluralistic society, there are problems that threaten diversity. The social conflict that occurred in the community, whether it...

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Natural Gas Alocation in Indonesia: Administrative Law Perspective

  • Zainal Muttaqin
  • Adrian E. Rompis
  • Amelia Cahyadini
  • Rafika Fajriati Nastiti
Indonesia’s natural resources have its own interest in the international community, specifically oil and natural gas. The conduct of nation and state activities and actualization of the prosperity of the people must be landed by a governing law, including the management of oil and natural gas. Oil and...

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The Implication of Mohammed Arkoun’s Political Ethics in the Practical Politics

  • Muhammad Azhar
The writing of this article was at least motivated by several reasons: first, Mohammed Arkoun is one of the postmodern/contemporary Moslem scholars (2st1 century) –after the era of Modernist Moslems such as Abduh and Ridha—who owns authority to re-establish the ‘submerged iceberg’ of the rich potential...

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The Importance of Police Neutrality in Creating Democratic Election

  • Ratnia Solihah
  • Siti Witianti
  • Mustabsyirotul Ummah
Indonesian National Police’s (Polri) professionalism regarding elections is identified by the public with the neutrality of the police in realizing democratic elections. Polri's professionalism in the political year ahead of the simultaneous elections in 2019 is still considered not optimal by some circles,...

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Guidance and Tightening of Remission for Narcotics Prisoners as a Countermeasure for Security Threats from Drug Dangers

  • Sujasmin
Guidance of Prisoners and Criminal Children Narkoba (Narcotics, Psychotropic, and Dangerous Drugs) has distinguished the coaching of convicts in general. This writing can be known Remissions are the right of prisoners and criminal children who cannot be separated by obligations. Rights and obligations...

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Participatory Development Between Government and Local Social Movement to Increase Security for the Low-Income Communities in Bandung Barat, Indonesia

  • Rd. Ahmad Buchari
  • Budiman Rusli
  • Asep Sumaryana
  • Kurnia Muhamad Ramdhan
This paper presents the result of research that reflects participatory development between government and local social movement to increase security for the low-income communities in Bandung Barat district by improving public service delivery on The Housing Estate Development Program on Lembang sub-district,...

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The Role of the Indonesian Air Force in the Prevention of Drug Smuggling in Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport: A Case Study

  • Fajar Rosyadi
  • Rizki Ananda Ramadhan
The research is aimed to elaborate and to analyze the role of the Indonesian Air Force in preventing drug smuggling in Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport. Drug Smuggling which is classified as one of the trans-national crimes becomes a huge non-traditional threat for national security. This research...

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