Europe (students)

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

The ‘empty chair crisis’ challenged the view of neo-functionalists and supranationalist policy-makers and is therefore a key event in the course of European Integration.

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

It is relevant to investigate environmentally-induced migration, as the number of environmentally displaced people is expected to increase.

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Canada’s military involvement in Europe from 1951-1991 was to protect its diplomatic image, contribute to international security, and protect its economic interests.

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

The EU and the US are increasingly portraying immigrant populations as threats to a nation’s security both in physical and figurative senses.

Dean Acheson’s Observation of Great Britain in 1962

Dean Acheson’s Observation of Great Britain in 1962

Despite 50 years passing, Dean Acheson’s belief about Great Britain still re-echoes in the British political debate: the hunt for a role has not reached its closure.

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.

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

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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.

Heroic Narratives Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention

Heroic Narratives Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention

Heroic narratives, through their use of language in particular, intentionally obscure the resort to force that is used during humanitarian military interventions.

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Britain often had little choice but to concede that the constitutional independence of its dependencies was inescapable.