Geopolitics, History and International Relations

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012

20 Years to Trade Economic Independence for Political Sovereignty: Example of the Former Soviet Union Country Latvia
ABSTRACT.What happens to a country which suddenly is free to govern its own territory and people? What is their biggest fear? Is it the inability to satisfy its population or a threat from the former conqueror? A lot of decisions have to be made in a...
Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger
Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger Jules Simon (University of Texas at El Paso) Continuum: New York, 201 1, 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4411-0952-1Simon maintains that Rosenzweig prioritizes the ethical...
Basic Educational Schools Locations Analysis in Fayoum City: Using Gis
ABSTRACT.Fayoum City is the city that occupies part of Bahr Yussef's Delta (Fayoum depression) which is located in middle of Egypt, about 130 km south west of Cairo. Fayoum has six administrative districts, which are named first, second, third, fourth...
Comparative Critical Analysis of the Systemic Approach to the Organization of the Environment from the Perspective of Ecology, Geography and Spatial Planning
ABSTRACT.By 2010, the object of ecology would have shifted, since its emergence in 1868, from organisms to communities, then to ecosystems, reaching now the level of complexes of ecosystems, or landscapes. However, the concept of 'landscape' has a different...
Considerations on the Actual Geomorphological Processes within Vâlsan Catchment - the Steiului and Turnului Valleys Sector
ABSTRACT.This paper analyses the geomorphological processes within the Valsan Valley in the sector between Steiului Valley and Turnului Valley. Vâlsan River is the affluent of Arges River and has its springs at 2495 altitude (under the Scarisoara Mare...
Cornelius Castoriadis: A Society Adrift (Interviews and Debates, 1974-1997)
Cornelius Castoriadis: A Society Adrift (Interviews and Debates, 1974-1997) Enrique Escobar, Myrto Gondicas, and Pascal Vernay (eds.) Helen Arnold (tr.) Fordham University Press: New York, 2010, 259 pp. ISBN 978-0-8232-3093-8Castoriadis maintains that...
Deleuzian Fabulation and the Scars of History
Deleuzian Fabulation and the Scars of History Ronald Bogue (University of Georgia) Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, 2010, 248 pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-4131-4Bogue says that, according to Deleuze, both Sade and Masoch are symptomatologists who disclose...
Democratic Stability, Social Change Processes, and the Rule of Law
ABSTRACT.In this paper I am particularly interested in exploring the modern law of nations, the importance of cities and city regions in the world economy, and important economic and political components of the world system. The purpose of this paper...
Evaluation of Digital Data Layers for Establishing Natural Landscape Types in Slovenia
ABSTRACT.We have evaluated the digital data layers according to their relevancy in establishing the natural landscape types of Slovenia. To find out which digital data layer (e.g. slope, temperature regime) can sufficiently reveal differences among potential...
General Aspects of Urban Landscape of the Republic of Moldova
ABSTRACT:The urban landscape of the Republic of Moldova bears the imprint of historical, political-administrative and socio-economic changes. There is no urban landscape in the true sense of the word but here are inserted components of the natural environment...
General Considerations about Some Landscapes with Geosite Character from the Republic of Moldova
ABSTRACT.The Republic of Moldova has a gentle relief with plains and plateaus. This thing conditioned the appearance of specific landscapes with geosite character. Most of landscapes with geosite character are in the central and northern part of the...
Geopolitics of Quantum Buddhism:1 Our Pre-Hydrocarbon Tao Future: (No Breakthrough at the Rio+20 Summit)
ABSTRACT.From Rio to Rio with Kyoto, Copenhagen and Durban in between, the conclusion remains the same: There is fundamental disagreement on the realities of this planet and the ways we can tackle them. A decisive breakthrough would necessitate both...
GROUNDWATER TABLE AND LANDSLIDE VULNERABILITY IN VARIOUS LANDFORMS IN THE PRAMBANAN DISTRICT (Bokoharjo, Sumberharjo, Wukirharjo, and Sambirejo Sub Districts)
ABSTRACT.The Prambanan District (Bokoharjo, Wukirsari, and Sumberharjo, and Sambirejo Subdistricts) has specific groundwater condition. This area is not only exists andesite and tuff but also stretch fault that give special groundwater behavior characteristics....
Hume on the Aesthetic Relevance of Reason
ABSTRACT.In this paper I am particularly interested in exploring the role of sympathy in Hume's aesthetic theory, his moral philosophy as naturalistic selfgovernance, his elaboration of aesthetic judging, and the interposition of sympathy in Hume's account...
Impact of Climate Changes on Tourism on the Southwestern Coast of Turkey
ABSTRACT.Tourism is considered as one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate changes. Essentially, climate changes and tourism affect each other reciprocally. In this study, we used Mieczkowski's (1985) 'Tourism Climate Index' (TCI) to determine the...
Industrial Landscape in Calarasi Municipality in Pre and Post Accession of Romania to the Eu
ABSTRACT.This paper addresses the changes in industrial structures of the Calarasi city, in terms of economic and human potential. In order to analyse the role of the investments in the municipality of Calarasi, we have in view the ex-ante and ex-post...
Is It Possible to Keep Heritage Landscapes Original Functions? Remarks on Land Degradation Threats and Monitoring Indicators
ABSTRACT:The most important value contained in the territory is the cultural landscape in which heritage appears as the structuring value in its invention. In fact, the authors have been studying problems concerning the valorization and sustainable development...
Kant and Moral Epistemology
ABSTRACT.The theory that I shall seek to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis on Kant's theory of the judgment of taste, his conception of aesthetic judgment, his claims for the apriority of mathematics, and his concept of the sublime. The paper...
Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State
Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State Gerard Casey (University College Dublin) Continuum: London-New York, 2012, 188 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4411-2552-1Casey makes the case for libertarian anarchy and for the illegitimacy of the modern state, arguing for the...
Moral Conflict, Religion, and Society
ABSTRACT.Castoriadis points out that the societal institution determines, in each instance, what is or is not real for that society. Each society contains a system for interpreting the world, is a system for interpreting the world, and is the creation...
Plato's Political Philosophy
Plato's Political Philosophy Mark Blitz (Claremont McKenna College) Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD, 2010, 326 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8018-9764-1Blitz stresses that the worth of philosophy is Plato's guiding theme (philosophy is the most just...
Proposals for Valuing Balneoclimatic Tourism Resources in the Vâlcea Carpathians
ABSTRACT.In her offer to foreign markets, Romania ushers on spa tourism a range of treatment with effects on human health. It can be observed the emergence of new sections of Geriatrics and treatment factors associated with natural cure. Further increasing...
Recent Developments in Maritime Law
ABSTRACT.This study is grounded in the considerable body of scholarship examining the enforcement powers granted to coastal states to protect their specific interests in fishing and the marine environment, pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia, aspects...
Reconciling Social Cohesion, Religious Law and Secular Rights
ABSTRACT.The aim of the present study is to examine and evaluate powerful secularizing currents in European society, moral and religious diversity, and structuring and permanent characteristics of democratic societies. The theory that I shall seek to...
Reinventing Participation: Civic Agency and the Web Environment
ABSTRACT.Participation is a key concept in the vocabulary of democracy, and can encompass a variety of dimensions. Moreover, it can be shaped by a range of different factors; my emphasis here is on the significance of the web environment in this regard....
Resolving the Cyprus Conflict: Negotiating History
Resolving the Cyprus Conflict: Negotiating History Michális Stavrou Michael (La Trobe University) Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 201 1, 3 1 1 pp. ISBN: 978-0-230-11674-0Michael develops an overall assessment of the psychological and political dynamic...
Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato
Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato Sandra Peterson (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) Cambridge University Press: New York, 201 1, 293 pp. ISBN 978-0-521-19061-9Peterson contends that Plato's Socrates sometimes makes statements that...
Some Peculiarities of Soil Cover from the Basin Area of Calmatui (Teleorman County)
ABSTRACT.Some peculiarities of soil cover from the basin area of Calmatui (Teleorman County). The catchment Calmatui, located in Boianu Plain, is characterized by a relative homogeneousness of pedological factors (relief parental matrials, climate, waters,...
Swot Analysis on the Metropolitan Area of Pitesti
ABSTRACT:SWOT analysis on the metropolitan area of Pitesti. Located at the contact between the Pitesti High Plain and the Getic Table Land the city of Pitesti developed as a market town because of its position at a crossroad of commercial roads and with...
Târgului River Drainage Area Upstream of Râusor Lake. a Special View over the Environmental Instability and Balances in the Râusor Lake Area
ABSTRACT.We aim at conducting a psychological and geographical analysis of River Târgului drainage area upstream of Râusor Lake. This basin is located between Dâmbovita Basin to the east and Arges Basin to the west, an ecosystem affected by human activities....
The Analysis of Tourist Impact in Nera Gorges with a Special Look over Sopotu Nou to Sasca Montana Sector
ABSTRACT.The present article will analyze the complex problematic of both positive and negative influences on the tourist activities. The natural touristic potential will be analyzed and there will be identified its affordability limits. The tourist...
The Birth of Winter Landscape
ABSTRACT.The first representations of landscape and weather appear in the 'Books of Hours,' at the end of the 14th century. In these books, the calendar has an important place. December, January and February depicts winter and constitute the first portrayals...
The Cold Peace
ABSTRACT.We critique prevailing notions of "peace" and its application to issues of social justice and citizenship as it underlies peace education and peace studies. It is our intention to emphasize how issues of conflict and security for the 21st century...
The Historical Foundations of European Private Law
ABSTRACT.Considerable research attention has focused on the interaction between private international law and civil procedure, the discourse of European private law, the doctrinal, normative and conceptual shape of European private law, and the normative...
The Idea of Human Dignity
ABSTRACT.Simon stresses that, according to Rosenzweig, process can be understood as objective or thing-like. To redeem means to vitalize. The less the individual, the more the self. Heidegger constructs an "in-the-world" conceptual complex, where the...
The Importance of Procedural Justice in Shaping Individuals' Perceptions of the Legal System
ABSTRACT.The material gathered in this study provides a rich and diverse context for understanding the psychology of procedural justice, the relationship between emotions and procedural justice, the effects of the fairness of procedures used by legal...
The Landscape and Its Turistic Importance in Lopatari-Berca-Colti Area, Buzau County
ABSTRACT.The selected theme emphasizes the diversity of the geographic and geological elements, many of them have been declared reservations or monuments of nature. The area Lopatari-Berca-Colti is characterized by an extremely varied landscape (especially...
The Morpho-Dynamic Potential of Vâlsan's Hydrographic Basin
ABSTRACT.The type, the intensity and the rhythm of actual modeling processes in the hydrographic basin of Vâlsan are being influenced directly or indirectly by the association of several factors within each morphostructural unit, with morphological,...
The Relationship between Demographic Transition and Human Capital Accumulation
ABSTRACT.The main objective of this paper is to explore and describe the social and demographic contexts of Neolithic lifeways, the interrelationships between settlement practices and demographic increases, the change in family strategies that characterizes...
The Romanian Danube Valley - Geopolitical Aspects
ABSTRACT.Due to the fact it crosses the European continent from west to east; the Danube River has an important geostrategic position, connections through the Black Sea to the Orient and the planetary ocean that offers a geopolitical importance, which...
The Spatial Dynamics of Urban Violence
ABSTRACT.The aim of the present study is to examine and evaluate the deliberate destruction of both symbolic and mundane elements of the built environment, the magnitude of the crime decline in New York, and the new landscapes of fear established in...
The Stages of Economic Development from an Opportunity Perspective: Rostow Extended
ABSTRACT.This paper extends Rostow's stages of economic growth model from the perspective of entrepreneurial opportunity. The paper outlines the characteristics of traditional, underdeveloped, developing, development, and post industrial economies. The...
Types of Clutural Landscapes in Somesului Mare Hills. a Preliminary Approach
ABSTRACT.Along with the appearance of the human civilization, the natural landscapes have been more and more affected and modified. For the man, the concept of landscape rapidly becomes similar with the concept of building, step by step losing its natural...
Understanding Community and Society
ABSTRACT.The current study extends past research by elucidating the place of women in Spinoza's democracy, Spinoza's philosophy concerning women's capacity for political participation, and his claims about women's "natural" disempowerment. Castoriadis...
Urbanization and Demographic Transition in Europe
ABSTRACT.The paper generates insights about the effect of life expectancy on population growth, the demographic effects of international migration on populations, the role of the demographic transition, and the causal role of life expectancy on income...
Users as Participants in the Process of Making Journalism: The Enhanced Communicative Power of Networked Individuals
ABSTRACT.The aim of the present study is to examine and evaluate the perception of users as members of a peer community, today's fragmented and rapidly changing media environment, the integration of blogging and other forms of usergenerated content into...
Weathering Forms at Barqoq Monument, Old Islamic Cairo, Egypt
ABSTRACT.Barqoq Islamic monument was built 1284 a, c., at old Islamic Cairo, east or Cairo, Egypt. Severe damage has been observed in the foundations of Barqoq monument. There are many weathering forms are observed such as flaking, crumbling, salt efflorescence's,...
What China Wants in Asia: 1975 or 1908?: Gunboat Diplomacy in the South and East China Sea-Chinese Strategic Mistake
ABSTRACT.Is China currently acting as a de facto fundraiser for the US? A real challenge is always to optimize the (moral, political and financial) costs in meeting the national strategic objectives. In this case, it would be a resolute Beijing's turn...
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