Issues in International Politics,

Economy, and Governance

Edited by Yannis A. Stivachtis & Christopher Price

ISBN: 978-618-5065-36-2328 pages

First published in 2014 by ATINER

Price: Paperback: 40 (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30

 

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

About ATINER

About the Editors

Acknowledgments

Issues in International Politics, Economy, and Governance

Yannis A. Stivachtis & Christopher Price

i

Part I: Foreign Policy

1.

Kosovo: The New European State

Sónia Rodrigues

1

2.

Curtailing Global Terror Finance: Strategies for a Post-9/11 Era

Kim Ezra Shienbaum & Esram Sohail

19

3.

A Necessary Retreat from Globalism? The Foreign Policy of the Obama Administration

David Jervis

31

4.

U.S. Policy in the Middle East Faces the Arab Spring: Is U.S. Influence Waning?

Maria do Céu Pinto

45

5.

Superman without Borders: The Controversial Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship and its Political Implications for U.S. Soft Power

Iuri Andréas Reblin & Kathlen Luana de Oliveira

59

PART II: Politics and Security in the Middle East

6.

Beyond the Tragedy of Failure: Debating the Role of State Failure in the Middle East and North Africa as a Root Cause of Political Violence in the Region

Tiffany Howard

75

7.

The Egyptian Revolution and Its Impact on Stability in the Middle East

Sayed Khatab

121

8.

The Regional Repercussions of Turkey-Syria Relations

Jülide Karakoç & Fulya Doğruel

135

PART III: International Political Economy

9.

The 2011 Commission Proposal for a Revision of the Generalized System of Preferences: Articulating Trade, Development and Foreign Policy Objectives

Anne-Claire Marangoni

151

10.

Oil Volatility and the Limits of Government Action

Kent Moors

165

11.

The Return of the Value Added Tax: A New Own Resource to Finance the Budget of the European Union

Auke R. Leen

177

12.

Time to Rethink the Single Markets Approach to the Outside World?

Viviane de Beaufort

189

PART IV: International Governance

13.

Governmance and International Normativity

Pierre Vercauteren

203

14.

Conflict Prevention Through Unresolved Dispute: How the Pending Joint Gas Development Initiative Contributed to Regime Building and Peace in the East China Sea

Vida Macikenaite

223

15.

Genetically Modified Food Global Governance: A Theoretical Approach

Monika A. Szkarłat

237

16.

Exploring the Roles of NGOs as Promoters of Peace: The Case of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Max Stephenson & Laura Zanotti

251

17.

International Organizations and International Security in Post-Enlargement Europe

Yannis Stivachtis

275

18.

Can Turkish Migration be a Remedy for the Aging European Population and Labor Market Needs?

Yasin Kerem Gümüş

293