Global Affairs in a Turbulent World: Perspectives and Controversies

Edited by Yannis A. Stivachtis

ISBN: 978-960-6672-29-3, 550 pages, Hardback

First published in 2008 by ATINER

Price: Paperback: 60 (It includes Shipping and Handling) Hardcover: 100 (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30

 

Table of Contents

About ATINER

 

About the Editor

 

List of Contributors

 

Acknowledgment

 

1.

Global Politics: Perspectives and Controversies

Yannis A. Stivachtis

1

Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives

2.

Kant as the Post-cold War Prophet? Remarks on the Evolving Path of the Right to Democratic Governance

Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral

21

3.

Prudence, Legitimacy, and International Relations: Learning the Lessons of Iraq

Scott G. Nelson & Yannis A. Stivachtis

33

4.

Waltzs Theory: An Assessment of Its Hegelian Grounds

Valeria Camia

57

5.

Anti-globalization Movement and Responses of the Main Stream Media and the Political Elites

Ekaterina V. Fedorova

71

Part 2: International Organizations and the Promotion of Justice and Democracy

6.

Post-conflict Peace-building: Is the Hegemony of the Good Governance Discourse Depoliticizing the Local?

Moncef Kartas

89

7.

Bargaining for Justice: The Domestic and International Politics of Croatian State Compliance with the International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia Article 29(d) and (e) Obligations

Christopher Lamont

129

8.

EU Enlargement and Political Conditionality: Consolidating Democracy in Bulgaria and Romania

Yannis A. Stivachtis

143

9.

International Organizations and Democracy Promotion:

Socializing Democratic Norms in the Post-Soviet Space

The Case of OSCE

Amanda Leigh Davis

169

Part 3: Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

10.

The National Leader at the Nexus of Domestic and Foreign Affairs: The Case for Constant Scanning and Multidimensional Diplomacy

May McPhail

187


11.

Bridging the Gap: Canadian Public Diplomacy in the United States

Pierre C. Pahlavi

201

12.

Psychological Operations in Iraq: Losing the Hearts and Minds Battle

Andrew Liaropoulos

221

13.

Domestic Institutions and Decision-making in Foreign Policy and Conflict Situations: The Role of the News Media and the Greek-Turkish Paradigm

Maria Touri

233

Part 4: Migration, Identity and Human Rights

14.

Africa and Fortress Europe: African Migration to Europe and the Euro-African Relations

Belaschew Gebrewold

255

15.

Tat Ethnic Group Struggle for Identity

Behram Navazeni

269

16.

Second Period of Modern Greek Diaspora, 1830-1939

George Kaloudis

283

17.

The Uncertain Fate of Social Rights in America: The Failed Health Care Initiative of 1993-1994

Lewis P. Hinchman, Sandra K. Hinchman & Bryce K. Hinchman

327

Part 5: International Political Economy

18.

Between East and West: Polands Future Orientation

Stergos Kaloudis

345

19.

High Export Dynamics of China and India: Consequences for and Adjustment Measures of High-Income Countries

Alfred Sitz

361

20.

Good Governance and the World Bank: Policy, Practice, and Critiques

Matt Eldridge

375

21.

How a Free Market System Results in Hegemony and a Magnificent Era: A Case of Nobunaga Oda, 16th Century, Japan

Chun-yang Huang

397

Part 6: The European Union

22.

The Malaise about the European Perspective on the Middle East

Berdal Aral

417

23.

Lobbying A Tool or a Threat for Democracy?

Viviane de Beaufort

441

24.

The Need for a EU Budgetary Constitutional Treaty

Auke R. Leen

453

25.

Challenges to European Welfare State Regimes Convergence: Yes or No?

Kosta Josifidis & Novica Supic

465

Part 7: The Middle East and Africa

26.

Women and Islamic Resistance in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories

Maria Holt

479

27.

An Analysis of the Reform Movement in Iran

Majid Bozorgmehri

489

28.

The Development of Panturkism in the Late Ottoman Era

Baran Dural

507

29.

Transformation in South Africa: From a Pluralist State to a Leviathan State?

Pieter Labuschagne

527