UDC 327(1-652)+(497.11)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 62 (2011)
Vol. 62, No 1141, pp. 5-20
DOI:

Izvorni naučni rad
Received: 07 Feb 2011
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970

THE CONCEPT Of A NEUTRAL COUNTRy

Novaković Igor S. (Asistent na istraživanjima, Centar za međunarodne i bezbednosne poslove – ISAC fond, Beograd), igor.novakovic@isac-fund.org

The article deals with the development of the concept of state neutrality in international relations since the 19th century, by using different theoretical approaches and historical examples. The text also analyses the statuses of several contemporary European states which are being considered as neutral, or which are striving towards neutrality. Based on that, the author brings forward the conditions necessary for a state to be internationally recognized as that of having permanent neutrality, in the post Cold War era.

Keywords: concept of neutrality, permanent neutrality, neutrality in relation to a specific conflict, European Union, Partnership for Peace