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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (3): 6–37.
Published: 01 September 2016
...George C. Georgiou This essay traces the transfer of private ownership of economic resources from sovereign rulers to the modern nation-state, starting with mercantilism and ending with exclusive economic zones. Nation-states were initially envisaged as bodies that acted on behalf of their citizens...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (3): 144–163.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Page 144 The Social Origins of Balkan Politics: Nationalism, Underdevelopment, and the Nation-State in Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria, 1880–1920 Victor...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (4): 76–95.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Raymond Muhula Rogue Nations, States of Concern, and Axes of Evil: Examining the Politics of Disarmament in a Changing Geopolitical Context Raymond Muhula The post–Cold War international system has witnessed the emergence of conflicts and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 87–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
... State preserve the nation-state concept in their politics. A new, postrevolutionary Middle East equilibrium is forming, with multinational states decomposing into more homogeneous subunits (similar to the 1990s’ former Soviet bloc), while monarchies and mostly single-ethnic states survived. The trend of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 40–50.
Published: 01 September 2009
...David Binder Talk of a “greater” this or that Balkan nation-state has subsided in recent years as the region experienced the creation of ever more minirepublics—a total of eight on the territory of former Yugoslavia. This trend toward fragmentation was initiated by petty nationalists and fostered...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (3): 11–32.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nikos Christofis The essay shows how Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) and, most importantly, the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, use the concept of Yeni Turkiye (New Turkey) in attempts to construct a new national state tradition, a counterhegemonic narrative to replace...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 71–82.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Melissa McConnell Foreign policy capacity is defined as dynamic, information-based adaptation by nation-states in complex, ambiguous environments that involve their domestic systems as well as external variables. On questions of Bosnia and Kosovo, Serbia's policy capacity is weakened by lack of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (3): 104–108.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Robert J. Pranger Robert Olson: The Goat and the Butcher: Nationalism and State Formation in Kurdistan-Iraq since the Iraqi War . Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda Publishers, 2005. 278 pages. ISBN 1-56859-186-1. $35.00. Reviewed by Robert J. Pranger. Robert J. Pranger is a private consultant with...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 48–72.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Robert Olson 2006 Robert Olson is professor of Middle East politics at the University of Kentucky. Turkey’s Policies Toward Kurdistan-Iraq and Iraq: Nationalism, Capitalism, and State Formation Robert Olson In this essay I analyze Turkey’s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... Inferences of the national narratives of Bulgaria's international involvement are contextualized to suggest that domestically the Europeanization of Bulgarian foreign policy has been preoccupied with negotiating the conflict between state and nation. A report on Central Asia indicates that the logic of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Doug Bandow For the past decade, the United States has been promoting national transformation in the Balkans. In pushing the independence of Kosovo, Washington policy makers apparently believed that Serbia would acquiesce, most nations would recognize the newest independent state, and Russia would...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 6–19.
Published: 01 September 2013
... effort remain problematic, but the end of the Global War on Terror nevertheless presents Washington with a window of opportunity to reorder its relations with the nations and peoples of the Middle East and North Africa and frees up resources for the United States to tackle other emerging strategic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 2012
... erected in the United States. Many conservatives today might argue that despite the conflict-induced ill effects of ballooning government, war is sometimes necessary for US security. However, this analysis shows that even most of the nation’s big wars were unneeded, foolish, or counterproductive...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 104–118.
Published: 01 September 2010
... structures have become altered to meet the demands of EU membership; second, the manner in which Malta projects its own interests at the EU level; and third, the degree to which Maltese national identity has transformed since becoming an EU member state in 2004. The author then provides a brief overview of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (1): 39–51.
Published: 01 March 2012
... financial sector has been much softer than in the 1930s. This is partly due to financial globalization that extends beyond the capacities of national regulators. Macroeconomic antidepression measures have created new realities: the rise of indebted states. The sovereign crisis imposes market discipline on...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 42–52.
Published: 01 September 2011
...William Lewis Libya emerged under United Nations auspices as a stillborn, failed state dependent on Western subventions. The civil war in which it is embroiled in 2011 confirms its manifold failures, now attributable to Colonel Muammar Qadaffi. The West is ill-positioned to reengage in nation...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (4): 36–45.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the democratic impulses, the repressive responses, and the opening to religious zealots in Arab majority nations? The Arab world is in upheaval, and seems likely to remain unsettled for years. The United States has yet to formulate a clear policy toward this new situation and needs to...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 17–35.
Published: 01 December 2007
... won only twenty parliamentary seats while the AKP won some fifty seats in heavily populated Kurdish regions also somewhat eased AKP concerns of the challenge of Kurdish nationalism within Turkey to the government and the state. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2007 From the EU Project to the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 93–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gawdat Bahgat This essay examines the relations between the United States and Iran under the Donald Trump Administration. It finds that, rhetoric aside, less tense and less confrontational ties between these nations may be possible. A key reason for this possibility is that the Republic of Iran...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (1): 13–32.
Published: 01 March 2008
... manageable changes can strengthen the system and make another Iraq far less likely. The roles of the secretary of state and national security adviser need to be strengthened, and career military officers and civil servants must be encouraged and supported in their efforts to offer independent views to the...