A Speculative Approach to the Institutions of the International Society

The English School of International Relations represents an infinite source for the ongoing research of the “international society” concept. The paper speculatively examines three international society institutions: war, balance of power and international law; in order to indicate contemporary “scientific” (mostly realist) limitations to the terminological understanding of the international society concept.

Democratic Peace Theory: A Path Towards Civil War: The Case of Iraq

The author suggests that the liberal paradigm of democratic peace is problematic in explaining the international reality. Democratization does not necessarily lead toward peace, but quite the contrary, induces wars, primarily in the sense of “just wars” with the aim of toppling down authoritarian regimes. Also, the paper shows that democracies do go to war

From the Secret to the Public: The Power of Elite Organizations: Symbolic Power and Corporative Diplomacy

Chivalric orders and self-styled orders have been part of silent diplomacy for centuries and show remarkable resilience to change. Chivalric orders are based on historical legitimacy, while self-styled orders are a result of democratic change brought by the American and French Revolution. Their power in society is a research topic of many scientific and quasi-scientific discussions and studies, many of which use the term of secret societies...

The Characteristics of the French Involvement in the 1992-1995 UNPROFOR Mission

This paper discusses some characteristics of the involvement of French troops in the United Nations Mission in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992 to 1995. It addresses the question of motives of French policy makers regarding their decision to voluntarily send troops to partake in the United Nations mission. The subject matter is analyzed from the perspective of the neorealist...

Competency Models for a Knowledge-Based Society

Competencies, learning outcomes and curriculum approaches are very important in the field of national education, and they are dominant in pedagogical theory and reality since the beginning of the EU accession process. Educational politics act and change the national educational system under the influence of the politics and the necessary social process of Europeanization.