Journal of Political Science and International Relations

Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2019

  • Democratization Through Convergence: External Factors in Political Transition in Eastern Europe

    Galyna Zelenko

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 32-38
    Received: Apr. 17, 2019
    Accepted: Jun. 03, 2019
    Published: Jul. 09, 2019
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    Abstract: The ways post-communist countries develop are fundamentally different. The democratic transition that began in these countries almost simultaneously resulted in the formation of various political regimes in the post-communist space after more than 25 years of transformation - from consolidated democracies in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balti... Show More
  • A Better Place to Be: Republicanism and the Liberal Democracy Index

    Christopher Binetti

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 39-49
    Received: Mar. 02, 2019
    Accepted: Apr. 11, 2019
    Published: Jul. 15, 2019
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    Abstract: There are no indices of democracy that explicitly are based upon the concept of liberal democracy. Moreover, the political-theoretical concept of republicanism has never been incorporated into any indices of democracy. As a result, there is a disconnect between comparative Politics and Political theory when it comes to the empirical study of democr... Show More
  • Legality of the Prespa Agreement Between Macedonia and Greece

    Igor Janev

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2019
    Pages: 50-59
    Received: Jul. 14, 2019
    Accepted: Aug. 21, 2019
    Published: Sep. 05, 2019
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    Abstract: In the present article we examine the legality of the Prespa Agreement, concluded on June 17, 2018, between Macedonia and Greece aiming at resolving their difference over the name of Macedonia. The analysis of the legal validity of Prespa Agreement is carried out by examining the legal basis of United Nations Security Council Resolution 817 (1993) ... Show More