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transboundary pollutants; and opening up new areas for cooperation, such as the recent Central Arctic Ocean fisheries treaty. The continued engagement of the United States and Russia in regional politics as both active and ‘resting’ great powers is, in other words, essential for maintaining and expanding cooperation. Global politics today is marked by enduring, seemingly unresolvable strife and suffering in regional wars and proxy wars; a growing preoccupation with putting domestic politics ‘first’; and a populist backlash against expert knowledge, including against the

in Arctic governance

debate since 2004; and apparently unconscious, in that they repeated almost verbatim the debate that had taken place about the possibility of a Colour Revolution in Russia and Putin being forced from power in 2005. 6 Taken together, therefore, the mainstream debate about Russian domestic politics has often complemented the view about Russia being a member of the Western family of nations discussed in

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parts grope towards deciding what kind of 252 DEMOCRATIZATION THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS political entity the EU should become and whether, or how, it could be made more democratic. The potential for ordinary people to influence through political processes the economic vectors that can make so much difference to their daily lives emerges as a central topic that seems ripe for further study (the key question being not what political economy perspectives might have to offer but whether it is any longer meaningful to isolate for purpose of analysis the purely domestic

in Democratization through the looking-glass

domestic politics; Turkey’s questionable human rights and freedom of expression records; its maltreatment of the Kurdish minority; and longstanding allegations about Turkey’s role – including government officials – in drug smuggling into Europe and the United States (“The multibillion Turkish ‘drug economy’”). 5 How reliable our friends in Washington really are, was something that the Turks often wondered. The rise of America’s anti-aid body, which sees the end of the cold war as a reason for cutting aid to Turkey, was another warning. It signaled to Ankara that a new

in Turkey: facing a new millennium

derived less from a real concern about possible American rashness than domestic political considerations, given Labour’s thin majority in the Commons and the corresponding need to maintain Party unity. Bruce noted the intense ‘restiveness here, especially in the House of Commons, over the British Government not seeming to play a more active part in trying to induce negotiations over Vietnam’. 25 Wilson, said Bruce, was ‘under

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domestic political scene; i.e., his “peacemaking” efforts are pointed primarily at maintaining ascendancy over his political opponents within and without his own party’. 71 A State Department analysis also attributed questionable motives to the British: they were eager ‘to participate with maximum personal visibility in bringing peace to Vietnam – in early February alone Wilson proposed travelling personally both to Washington and

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domestic political orders and economic agendas of states to joint decision-making, as well as to coalition-formation in the Council. Moravcsik argues that Community institutions, which are generally taken as highly reactive agents operating within a ‘passive structure’, strengthen the power of national governments in two important respects: ‘they increase the efficiency of interstate bargaining’, often by acting as ‘facilitators of positive-sum governing’, and they ‘strengthen the autonomy of national political leaders vis-à-vis particularistic societal groups within

in Theory and reform in the European Union

.41 It is worth noting that the “Law Regarding the Cooperation of the Federation and Länder in Matters Concerning the EU of March 1993” provides that a two-thirds majority in the Bundesrat can force the federal government to accept its position in case of conflict on a matter covered by Article 23, para. 5, of the Basic Law. This, of course, underlines the view that European policy is no longer foreign policy but a form of domestic politics.42 A serious problem for the Bundesrat and Länder in actually being able to take advantage of their new rights concerning the

in The Länder and German federalism
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Deciphering power in Russia

lead a new department on relations with non-systemic opposition (led by Anisimov), and was subsequently moved to oversee regional politics before replacing Oleg Morozov as head of the domestic politics in March 2015. Voronova’s rise illustrates again the emergence of a younger generation to influential positions. Maxim Rudnev, born in 1987, was appointed director of the central executive committee of United Russia in September

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Harold Wilson and Lyndon B. Johnson: a ‘special relationship’?

this field, and, as Kennedy’s vice-president (1961–63), he made numerous trips abroad. However, with his vision of creating a ‘Great Society’ – helping to heal the racial divide and to eradicate poverty – the President was more interested in domestic politics than international affairs, and certainly had little commitment to close ties with London. As a Foreign Office analysis noted in May 1965, Johnson did not have ‘any

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