International Politics Journal Archive


International Politics Vol. 65 No. 1153-1154/2014

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WESTERN COUNTRIES ON CIRCUMSTANCES AND CAUSES OF OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR I
Dragan Petrović, Slobodan Janković
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):5-23
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The centenary of the First World War is the occasion for the mass propaganda that will have its political goals in the contemporary Europe. It may be another occasion to portray Serbia as guilty of causing a major European havoc and destruction. Western authors, most notably English speaking ones, are using non-scientific methods in order to fulfil political aims of their respective governments tending to put blame on Serbia and Russia. Serbia should act immediately in order to prevent what may be an additional argument for further disintegration of Serbia, this time to the north part and possible the Raska oblast.
SPECIFIC FEATURES AND DIFFICULTIES IN THE PROCESS OF ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ABSTRACT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
mr Nikola Dragišić
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):24-39
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The article analyses the path of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union, this including the concrete results it has achieved on this path as sell as the difficulties which follows this process. They primarily concern the normalisation of relations with Kosovo and Metohia as well as the political and economic reforms which have not been completely carried out that is actually, the fulfilment of the political and economic criteria – the so-called Copenhagen criteria. Further constructive dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina is a necessary condition for Serbia to start its accession negotiations with the EU and its possible integration in the Union. In spite of this, the EU is of the opinion that Serbia has achieved significant results and that it is in a good way to attain the level which is necessary for a country to achieve for the accession to the EU. The paper consists of the following six parts: the first, introductory part generally considers the conditions for the accession to the EU, the second discusses the beginning of Serbia’s European integration, the third part is focused on the Stabilisation and Association Agreement that is practically an integral part of the process of accession, the fourth speaks of the hitherto progress Serbia has made on its path toward the EU, this including the opinion of the European Commission, the fifth part regards the Kosovo and Metohija issue, and in the final part the author makes conclusions.
IS GREAT BRITAIN LEAVING THE EUROPEAN UNION?
Prof. dr Slobodan M. Zečević
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):40-55
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In his TV address to the public on 23 January 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that if his Conservative Party won the 2015 elections it would schedule a referendum whether Great Britain should remain or leave the European Union. Cameron’s positions coincide with the prominent British politics of Euroscepticism in the last decades. However, concerning what has been said above, there is a dilemma how much the possibility of Great Britain to leave the European Union is legally, politically and economically lawful, genuine and realistic. Apart from this, there is a question to what degree Britain’s European institutional concepts are reconcilable with the increasing tendency of Germany and France towards the federalisation of the European Union institutional system. Actually, Britain accepted the European integration as participation in the common market, but rejected the supranational conception of Jean Monnet on the federal Union being a federal state and having its own Constitution. Today, Great Britain wishes to lead the member states out of the Eurozone in the fight against the Commission’s initiative on the change of the Treaty Establishing the European Community towards the transformation of the Union into a “federation of nation states“. For this reason, the differences in conceptions between Great Britain, on one hand, and France and Germany, on the other, are prominent and threaten to polarise the European Union even more to those member states at the higher and those at the lower level of integration. This is opposite to the original principle of a uniform legal order of the European Union. Although leaving the European Union by Great Britain is legally possible, it is not realistic, because it is economically and politically risky and does not pay.
TRILATERAL COOPERATION AMONG SERBIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA AND TURKEY
Đorđe Pavlović
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):56-69
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In this paper, the author analyses trilateral cooperation among Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey in the past four years as a special contemporary form of multilateral cooperation of the Balkan countries. As this process has brought many results and has had its own institutional mechanisms, the paper is divided in five parts. The foreign policy context of cooperation among these three countries is shown in the first part of this paper, while the second one is dedicated to the presentation of institutional mechanisms of cooperation. Results of this process are shown in the third part of the paper, reactions to the trilateral in the fourth, and future perspectives of this cooperation are presented in the last part.
CURRENT PROBLEMS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN RESOLVING THE AFGHAN CRISIS AND POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL RELATIONS
Dr Marko Nikolić, MA Jelica Gordanić
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):70-89
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In this paper, the authors try to diagnose the fundamental aspects, scopes and the extent of the international community’s commitment in building of the modern Afghan state and society in line with the objectives of the major subjects of international relations. The focus is on the activities of the United Nations (UN) and the NATO, but in a broader context also on China, Russia and the EU. In this sense, the central point of the analysis are the objectives related to development and establishment of a stable system of political institutions and the effective implementation of public policies as well as military, police and other institutional capacities with security responsibilities in order to create the preconditions for possible gradual economic development of Afghanistan and normal life conditions. The authors conclude that the international military and civilian missions have failed in the achievement of political objectives, while the security objectives have been attained to a lesser extent.

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EUROPEANIZATION OF SERBIA
Stefan Nedeljković
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):90-112
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This text is analyzing the use of theoretical approaches to the process of Europeanization, especially the rational choice institutionalism and normative institutionalism, on example of Serbia. The whole process of Europeanization is set in the context of wider process of European integration of the Western Balkans region, and the text is reveiling the deepest interests, which guide the European Union and Serbia in this very process. This approach to the process of Europeanization shows the characteristics of the Serbian path towards EU, and a special attention is paid to the political conditionality, which the European Union is using against Serbia, as a country that wishes to join it. The text is especially dealing with the clarity and the speed of rewarding, as well as centrifugal forces of the process itself.
STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF THE DANUBE AND ITS IMPACT ON SERBIA’S GEOPOLITICAL POSITION
Dr Dušan Proroković
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):113-127
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The Danube is one of the most important traffic corridors within Europe. That is the reason why the struggle between the great powers-geopolitical players for the control of the Danube is permanent in last two centuries. With the Rhine – Danube canal the European geopolitical horizontal has been made. This has provided Germany, which is the leading central European country, more independent role. German position towards atlantism on one hand and eurasianism on the other has an important influence on the geopolitical position of Serbia.
CHARACTERISTICS AND IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ARCTIC ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Dr Milovan Radaković
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):128-139
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Global climate change will have its impact on international relations. The biggest consequences will certainly be in the regions of the North and South Pole. When it comes to the Arctic, these changes will take place in several dimensions. The first one is of course, security. The borders of the Arctic states have almost been impassable that for low temperatures, snow and ice might in the near future become standard borders by their characteristics. Another dimension is resources. In the Arctic, there are large amounts of energy substances and minerals, which have not yet been exploited. Finally, another dimension that will bring climate change to the Arctic will be the traffic component. Warmer climate and currents of the land and the sea in this part of the world will open new trade and travel routes.
THE CRIME OF AGGRESSION - INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW -
Prof. dr Dragan Jovašević
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):140-161
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International criminal law as a system of legal rules contained in the documents of international community and in the documents of national (internal) criminal law provides for criminal liability and punishment for a great number of international crimes, among which the crime of aggression is prominent. This crime is an act of breaking war laws and rules of warfare (international humanitarian law) and also it is an act of harming or imperilling the peace among nations and security of mankind. In certain cases, for perpetrators of this crime the primary jurisdiction is the one of international criminal courts (supranational). In this paper, the author has analysed the notion and characteristics of the crime of aggression from the theoretical and practical aspects in international criminal law and in the criminal law of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ON SOME SHORTCOMINGS OF THE PROCEDURE BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
Višnja Milekić
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):162-178
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In the paper, the author discusses the proceedings before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. The main criticism refers to the authority of the Tribunal to adopt the Rules of Procedure and Evidence on its own and to change them when necessary, as well as to too broad authorities of certain parties in the process, especially those of the prosecutor. In addition to the introductory and concluding considerations, the paper is divided into eight parts in which the author indicates the disadvantages of every phase of the proceedings. Criminal proceedings last too long, what can be justified neither by the complexity of the cases nor by poor cooperation of countries. Every accused person has the right to a fair, swift and efficient trial, which is the principle that is not wholly respected by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN THE EU BUDGET POLICY?
Dubravka Grčić
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):179-190
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At the time when the question of survival of the European Union is often raised, either due to the inborn anomalies or those which have appeared in its political system and inter-institutional relations, we will draw attention to an important policy which reflects the strengthening of the European Parliament. In this article, we deal with the role the European Parliament plays in a very important EU policy, the budget policy. After a brief review of the development of this policy and powers that the European Parliament has gained in the process of adoption, implementation and control of the budget, we will analyse its current position in this policy according to the current Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, known as the Treaty of Lisbon. In this article, we will argue that the European Parliament has significantly strengthened its institutional position and that, in the future, the Parliament will show all its strength and build its power through the budget policy. Also, in this article some other questions will be opened such as what is still missing for the European Parliament to complete its role in the budget policy.
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURAL RELATIONS BETWEEN GERMANY AND SERBIA
Ana Jovašević
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):191-206
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The subject of this paper is the presentation and analysis of the historical development of the German foreign cultural policy as well as its cultural organisation that carries out that policy towards Serbia. The author does it by analysing the characteristics of its cultural policy towards various states (and Serbia) and especially the places, roles and significance that some institutions as the main agents of the German culture play in achieving the goals of this policy in building, promotion and improvement of mutual cultural relations and cooperation between Serbia and Germany. The paper will also discuss the notion of foreign cultural policy and its general characteristics of the German foreign cultural policy, history and the main features and objectives of that policy towards Serbia.

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DEMOKRATSKI LEGITIMITET EVROPSKE UNIJE
Mr. sci Mirnes Alibašić
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):207-210
TAJNE SLUŽBE VELIKE BRITANIJE: ULOGA OBAVEŠTAJNO-BEZBEDNOSNE ZAJEDNICE U SPOLJNOJ POLITICI VELIKE BRITANIJE
Aleksandar Jazić
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):211-213
MEĐUNARODNA EKONOMIJA
Sandra Stojadinović Jovanović
International Politics, 2014 65(1153-1154):214-220

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