Critically assess the shortcomings of Liberal economic theory in explaining global political economy. As Liberal economic theory is an essential philosophy in determining the environment of the market and in explaining the structure of the global political economy, many scholars discuss whether liberal economic theory is a truly rational approach in establishing a fair and just international market environment. This essay sought to assess the major shortcoming of Liberal economy theory in...
The study will first of all clarify the boundaries of the area under discussion. Middle East plus North Africa advocates a geographic area that is wider than the 'Arab world' and comprises Turkey, Iran as well as Israel. However it is narrower than the 'Muslim world' for the cause that it prohibits countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan. While it is significant to keep in mind the wider Muslim context in the analysis of MENA, dynamics within this area are specific enough to merit a...
The recent issue on landing rights dispute between Air Canada and Emirates/Etihad airlines clearly demonstrates how politics mix business in certain occasions. The issue began as simply a commercial matter but turned into a complete political scandal as soon as the United Arab Emirates failed to renew a Canadian lease which is a major supply base of the military in Dubai. According to Gregory (2010), the Ottawa government declined to reopen a 2001 two-sided agreement on air transport so as to...
This essay will be focusing on the ethnic conflict that erupted predominantly in Eastern Europe as a result of the dissolution of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia in the late twentieth century. Attention will be given specifically to Bosnia Herzegovina (Bosnia) to illustrate the on going effects of ethnic conflicts that continue and how autonomy was sought by the Bosnian Muslims in reaction to the strong nationalism expressed by the Serbians and Croats during that time. The...
The question of the opportunities for East European trade unions to create successful strategies has to be considered in relation to the short- and medium-term perspectives and the distinction between adaptive and innovative strategies (Leisink et al. 1996: 1 - 3 ). In the current situation unions are pushed to the periphery of decision-making on the reform process and threatened with marginalization in relation to it. Unions are deprived of the possibility to be strategic actors. In these...
Arms sales is not just an activity in the market, it also influence the relationship between countries in dimensions. United States (U.S.) is the main arms supplier of Taiwan. U.S. is continuously selling diverse arms to Taiwan since 1970s when the United States recognized the People's Republic of China (PRC) instead of the Republic of China (ROC) in 1979. U.S. Arms Sale to Taiwan became one of the most controversial issues in China-U.S. relations.Details of Arms Sale in 2001It was the largest...
This paper represents an overview of the implementation of the NPM, e- governance and "One Stop Shop" policy in Albania. It presents a picture of the corruption generated from the transition period reforms and transformation and the remedy of NPM through One Stop Shop policy to reduce the corruption and improve the governance and satisfaction level of citizens. Also this paper gives a picture of barriers and problems faced throughout the process and arguments pro and cons for the...
Power politics is intrinsically related to realist paradigm in international relations. In order to discuss the above contention a definition of power politics is required. This definition is then followed by an extensive debate concerning the clarity and veracity of its realist intellectual underpinnings with regard to the contention. It is then proposed that the world is not predetermined, inevitable and structurally formed and that, in fact, voice, agency, choice and reason loosen the...
Peace and war are two concepts generally bound together. We can rarely address one of these issues without addressing the other and the understanding of one of those two concepts increases the understanding of the other. This explains principally the choice of this topic: Ethics and War in a course entitled Peace and Culture. Peace is defined by the Oxford dictionary (2010) as: "a state or a period in which there are no war or war has ended". For many, the word peace is merely the...
The global financial crisis spreading through the world, which started at the end of 2007, possibly brings new opportunities for the development of regionalism. Political theories that explain regionalism are based on its process of development. Therefore, the logic of evolution and constant improvement can be found by systematically arranging these theories, in which there is also obvious limitations and space to develop further. Part one: The Definition of Regionalism and Its Historical...