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Global Politics

Politics & International Affairs magazine

Aleš Karmazin a Jaromír Vojtaj

New directions or old issues? Challenges for the new U.S. President

Many our previous symposia have addressed crucial contemporary international (geo)political issues. We continue this established tradition with the current Symposium, aimed on finding the most important future challenges for the leader of the most important great power – the new president of the USA. Besides that, we also asked scholars with different theoretical, cultural and/or ideological […] read more

4th January 2013, section Symposium

Roman Pačka

Peter Watt and Roberto Zepeda: Drug War Mexico: Politics, Neoliberalism, and Violence in the New Narcoeconomy

The drug war among the Mexican state and drug cartels is still escalating. Some observers and analysts have even expressed doubts about the state stability and the Mexican government's a­bility to solve this crucial issue. According to some analysts the main cause of this inability lies in the lack of understanding of the roots of the […] read more

2nd January 2013, section Reviews

Tomáš Váňa

Why has post-war reconstruction in Afghanistan not succeeded?

In this paper it is demonstrated that the reconstruction of Afghanistan has failed. The author illustrates this point by a number of examples and argues that the cause of this failure can be identified as framing that applies prefabricated and universal recipes to particular cases and situations. It is argued that not reflecting particular needs […] read more

11th December 2012, section Articles

Richard Turcsányi

Jonathan Holslag: The EU should not side with either USA or China

Is there any EU-China strategic partnership? Is something going to change with the new Chinese leadership? Can EU play any role in G-2 world? What should the EU do in case of Far East tensions? One of the most famous European experts on China answers some of the major questions concerning China from European perspective. Jonathan […] read more

4th December 2012, section Interviews

Aleš Karmazin

The Changes of Power in Global Context: Global Politics Student Competition

Web journal Global Politics, associated with the Department of International Relations and European Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic and supported by the International Institute of Political Science announces a competition. Changes of Power in Global Context Since the end of the Cold War, there have been many debates and attempts to conceptualize, analyze or […] read more

13th November 2012, section Editorial board

Aleš Karmazin

The principles of international society are bound to change – interview with Andrew Linklater

Does the field of International Relations need to be more connected with other social studies? What are the main challenges for contemporary international system and are we still able to manage them with our „Western rationality“? Are we going to see the wider transformation of particular national political communities into international ones? These questions and […] read more

19th October 2012, section Interviews

Petr Manousek

Comparison of Regional Integration in Europe and Latin America

Comparative regional integration studies is an expanding subject. Its broad interdisciplinary nature has made it an eclectic and overstretched field that would gain from more cohesion. This essay therefore lays foundation for a like-with-like comparison of regional integrations that is inclusive and allows for interdisciplinary knowledge. This comparison (specifically focused on Europe and South America) […] read more

8th October 2012, section Articles

Petr Pribyla

American Out-fashioned Philosophy of Punishment

Why should prisons be as human as possible rather than being inhuman? Why is the philosophy of punishment in the US completely different not only from the European but also from international standards? Global Politics asked these and other questions to Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Vienna […] read more

1st July 2012, section Interviews

Andrej Krokoš

Security-related Export Controls of Dual-use Technologies: An International Law Perspective

The term dual-use technologies refers to research and technology with the potential both to yield valuable scientific knowledge and to be used for nefarious purposes with serious consequences for public health or the environment. In this article, author tries to evaluate the trade with these technologies through the framework of inernational law and present the main regimes which are designed to regulate it. read more

19th June 2012, section Articles

Jan Daniel

Is EURO doomed?

After several successful Symposiums on issues such as geopolitics, Middle East and the US foreign policy, the editorial board of Global Politics decided to prepare another edition. For some time, we have been witnessing dramatic developments in Europe and it is no different at the time of writing of these words. Because there are serious decisions to be made in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe, we think that it is neccessary to look at the issue at hand from a long-term perspective and assess the successes and failures of the single European currency. Therefore the new Symposium is focused on a very disputed topic of the economics of the European Union, more particularly on its common currency EURO. What are the main achievements of Euro? What will the Euro zone look like in the year 2020? These questions were answered by various important scholars and experts from the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain and the USA. read more

17th June 2012, section Symposium

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