Post Tagged with: "European Union"

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Turkey and the EU: Strategic Rapprochement in the Shadow of the Refugee Crisis

At the present juncture, EU-Turkey relations seem to be evolving towards a strategic partnership rather than Turkey’s full integration into the Union.

European Response to Security Threats: Limitations and An Alternative

European Response to Security Threats: Limitations and An Alternative

Hard-line security actions could be necessary to reassure the public and to prevent further strikes. However, they have proven their limits in the very recent past.

Fortress Europe?  Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

Fortress Europe? Porous Borders and EU Dependence on Neighbour Countries

EU borders cannot be understood without understanding the relations with its neighbours and the stability in its borderlands. The image of Fortress Europe is too naïve.

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The EU’s Normative Nature and Its Sanction Regime Against Russia: An Oxymoron?

Sanctions per se are not irreconcilable with normative behaviour, as they may perform the function of conveying a normative argument rather than merely coerce the other.

National Religions: How to be Both Under God and Under the European Union?

National Religions: How to be Both Under God and Under the European Union?

Religion may appear elusive in a European Union criticised for its abstraction, but the European context reinforces the national character of religions.

Religion in the European Union: The Neglected Variable

Religion in the European Union: The Neglected Variable

Despite the secularisation of European politics and other changes in the religious environment, a confessional culture still affects movement towards European unity.

What’s Wrong with the Refugee Convention?

What’s Wrong with the Refugee Convention?

The UN Refugee Convention and the rights and obligations which flow from it are inadequate and need to be fundamentally revised.

Review – The EU’s Foreign Policy: What Kind of Power and Diplomatic Action?

Review – The EU’s Foreign Policy: What Kind of Power and Diplomatic Action?

This thought-provoking volume on the EU’s role as an international actor contains numerous strong chapters, but sadly their coherence together as a whole is lacking.

The Greek Referendum as Societal Schism

The Greek Referendum as Societal Schism

Regardless the Greek referendum’s turnout, Greece will not be able to avoid another austerity plan that will hinder the country’s non-existent ascent to development.

The Irish Same-Sex Marriage Referendum: Its Meaning for LGBT Rights in the EU

The Irish Same-Sex Marriage Referendum: Its Meaning for LGBT Rights in the EU

LGBT rights promotion across Europe remains an elite-level project. The EU must work directly with national partners to demonstrate that they matter equally.

The European Left after Recession and Representation: Social Democracy or Bust?

The European Left after Recession and Representation: Social Democracy or Bust?

The less austere management of European capitalism would amount to an attempt to revive the spirit of social democracy, despite it having been exposed as a dead end.

The Politics of the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe

The Politics of the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe

In the face of the horrors and the tragic loss of life, allowing or even encouraging the spread of chaos by yielding to blackmail is always the wrong policy.

Monism vs. Pluralism

Monism vs. Pluralism

The conflict in Ukraine is a result of the turbulence in the system of European security, the internal crisis in Ukraine, and the crisis of Russian developmental model.

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