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Markéta Bartoníčková

Oldřich Krpec a Vladan Hodulák: Evropa ve světové ekonomice – historická perspektiva

Druhá kniha dvojice autorů Oldřich Krpec a Vladan Hodulák Evropa ve světové ekonomice s podtitulem Historická perspektiva se, jak již z názvu vyplývá, věnuje historickému vývoji světové ekonomiky od raného středověku až po současnost. Autoři se zaměřují převážně na samotnou Evropu, ale pro pochopení jednotlivých událostí a proměn je zasazují do širokého kontextu vývoje nejprve islámského světa, […] read more

9th October 2013, section Reviews

Pavel Farkac

Teoretické perspektivy indicko-pákistánského jaderného soupeření

Případová studie mapuje vývoj indicko-pákistánských vztahů na pozadí jejich jaderného soupeření. V otázce jaderné bezpečnosti se region jižní Asie v posledních patnácti letech stal klíčovou oblastí, která sociálním vědcům dává výjimečnou příležitost v praxi ověřovat platnost konkrétních teoretických konceptů. Právě široké skladbě teoretických přístupů je věnována nejrozsáhlejší část textu, která si zároveň klade za cíl na základě dílčích […] read more

1st July 2013, section Articles

Tomas Kolar

EU – Ukraine relations since the Orange revolution

The Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 was one of the most significant „colour revolutions“ which has taken place in the Post-Soviet space so far. The end of undemocratic rule, represtented by the previous ten years rule of Leonid Kuchma, came with the new President, Victor Yuschenko. However, in terms of the EU- Ukraine relations, the […] read more

4th May 2013, section Articles

Tamara Cakic

Connection between the anti-sweatshop movement and development theories

Sweatshops represent a serious challenge and a shameful characteristic of nowadays' global economic system and international community. Sweatshops are production factories that employ local labour for a low wage that does not satisfy basic standard of living and in which sanitation and labour standards, as well as fundamental human rights are seriously infringed. In response […] read more

10th April 2013, section Articles

Lukas Buric

Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant

Bývalý barmský diktátor Than Šwei dlouhou dobu unikal pozornosti autorů, přestože se množstvím spáchaných zločinů vyrovná takovým, jako je Miloševič, Pinochet či Omar al-Bashir. Roku 2010 se konečně dočkal vlastní v tomto článku recenzované biografie s názvem Than Shwe: Unmasking Burma’s Tyrant. Jeho život v knize zachycují autoři Benedict Rogers a Jeremy Woodrum s cílem poskytnout podrobné informace o jednom z nejkrutějších tyranů […] read more

7th April 2013, section Reviews

Kristýna Foukalová

Female Child Soldiers

Both children and women belong among social groups that should receive particular protection and attention also, perhaps especially, in times of war or armed conflicts in general. This is an undisputed issue about which there prevails common consensus even in the international area, demonstrated for example by the four Geneva Conventions concluded after the Second […] read more

9th March 2013, section Articles

Peter Stevkov

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

The United States has always been a nation, in which religion has played an important role. The relationship between religion and internal American politics has long been a subject of interest for many scholars, but how did the religion influence US foreign policy? What role did it play in the decisions of US presidents whether […] read more

26th February 2013, section Reviews

Nikola Schmidt

The Flaws of Transitional Justice in Afghanistan

Before the 9/11 events, Afghanistan was virtually unknown to the public. A country in the middle of nowhere, close to the Himalayas, someone more informed would have said say in the Hindu Kush Mountains. The country was known only as a geographically strategic area for the world superpowers, but deeper knowledge about its society was scarce. […] read more

3rd February 2013, section Articles

Michaela Bendikova

President Obama’s Nuclear Policy

Since taking office, the Obama Administration has sought to enact policies that would fundamentally change premises on which the U.S. nuclear posture has lain since the dawn of the nuclear age. If Congress fails to act to prevent them, the United States will end up weaker and allies around the world will further question the […] read more

21st January 2013, section Essays

Richard Turcsányi

David Shambaugh: Charting China’s Future: Domestic and International Challenges

There is a fundamental question whenever the topic of China is raised in a conversation – ‘What it will look like in the future’? While some scholars choose to present a sensational picture of a “well based scenario”, others play the ‘ostrich tactic’ and ignore the question completely, quite likely for its complexity and fear of […] read more

13th January 2013, section Reviews

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