Development

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The United Nation Security Council’s Continued Use of Economic Sanctions

Despite controversy, the use of economic sanctions continues to be a popular option for the UN Security Council due to the introduction of targeted sanctions in the 90’s.

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s engagement with the international climate change regime highlights complex dilemmas embedded within the very nature of the issue itself.

Ethiopia: Land for Sale?

Ethiopia: Land for Sale?

The foreign investor gains land ownership to produce and export food and biofuels while Ethiopia gains foreign capital necessary to boost its fragile economy.

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State (IS) is a hybrid organization which has characteristics of various non-state actors and has signs of a nascent de facto state.

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The European Security Strategy: Changing the Global Security Environment?

The CFSP’s complicated nature is the dominant problem the EU faces in its attempt to create a stronger European voice and a system of global security governance.

Conditional Development: Ghana Crippled by Structural Adjustment Programmes

Conditional Development: Ghana Crippled by Structural Adjustment Programmes

IMF- and World Bank-led debt relief was implemented to benefit the world capitalist system despite violating human rights throughout the Global South.

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

The lack of democracy associated with the decision-making process to drill Block ITT has fuelled a high degree of currently ongoing civil discontent in Ecuador.

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

The Internet has had a positive impact on the provision of the normative good of democratic self-determination and participation in the Russian Federation.

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

The Central Security and Defence Policy attempted to centralise the decision-making process on foreign policy for E.U. members, but a more unified Union is essential.

To What Extent Is Neopatrimonialism the Unchanging Way in Which ‘Africa Works’?

To What Extent Is Neopatrimonialism the Unchanging Way in Which ‘Africa Works’?

While neopatrimonialism has been a constant in politics in African states in recent years, its form and content is constantly changing and evolving.

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

While their natural aspects and influences should not be disregarded, famine and starvation must be viewed primarily as a breakdown in social and political systems.

Is Austerity the Cure for Current Economic Problems?

Is Austerity the Cure for Current Economic Problems?

While austerity may have had some success in reducing absolute debt levels in some states, it has been unsuccessful in reducing the magnitude of debt to GDP.