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What Status Should Case Studies Be Given in the Study of Comparative Politics?

What Status Should Case Studies Be Given in the Study of Comparative Politics?

Case studies ought to be utilised more frequently and widely due to the irreplaceable value and significance they have for the comparative analysis of politics.

The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

In China, the CCP promotes the narrative of humiliation as part of a nationalist discourse, projecting opposition outwards and making the CCP a harbinger of stability.

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

The peace operations of the 1990s, Danish initiative-taking, several NATO summits, and Obama’s election were all factors that led to the adoption of the CA by NATO.

Are Negotiations for the Paris Climate Meeting in 2015 Likely to Succeed?

Are Negotiations for the Paris Climate Meeting in 2015 Likely to Succeed?

The hybrid and cumulative approach in the lead up to Paris appears to be the most promising mechanism for global political cooperation since the Copenhagen Accord of 2009

The Eurozone Crisis and the CSDP: The Problem of Public Opinion

The Eurozone Crisis and the CSDP: The Problem of Public Opinion

If the EU is hoping to further integrate security and defense polices from an intergovernmental level to a supranational level, then it must take seriously public support

Unknown Knowns:  A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

Unknown Knowns: A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

There are clear indications that the decision making process in the buildup to the War in Iraq was influenced by groupthink, which ultimately led to a poor outcome.

Did the Founding Fathers Fail to Consider the Process of Policy Implementation?

Did the Founding Fathers Fail to Consider the Process of Policy Implementation?

The Constitution of the Founding Fathers does not neglect the implementation of policy as its flexible nature allows governmental power to be sufficiently restrained.

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Is Recent Asylum Migration Threatening Europe?

Asylum seekers in the collective unconscious are perceived as a threat as numerous social and political platforms may push nationalist and sometimes, racist sentiments.

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

The Spratly Islands Dispute – A Discourse Analysis

A constructivist approach through discourse analysis as described by Lene Hansen highlights essential and previously neglected dynamics of the Spratly Islands dispute.

The Doha Development Round and Challenges to Multilateral Trade Negotiations

The Doha Development Round and Challenges to Multilateral Trade Negotiations

While some view the Bali Package as a much needed life-line for the WTO, critics note that the agreement papers over the tough issues that the WTO will face later on.

Explaining South Korean Policy Toward the United States, 1987-2014

Explaining South Korean Policy Toward the United States, 1987-2014

Despite elements of disagreement in its policy outlook, Seoul has been eager to remain a valuable and contributing member in the US-led regional and global architecture.

Evaluation of Chabal and Daloz’s Africa Works, with Reference to Burkina Faso

Evaluation of Chabal and Daloz’s Africa Works, with Reference to Burkina Faso

Chabal and Daloz argue that neopatrimonialism is central to African politics, the political culture of Africa being inherently different to that of the Western states.