Journal of Political Science and International Relations

Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2019

  • The Role and Limits of Representative Democracy: An Analysis from Joseph Schumpeter, Robert Dahl, and Anthony Downs

    Jochua Abrão Baloi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 79-85
    Received: Sep. 11, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 07, 2019
    Published: Oct. 31, 2019
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    Abstract: This article comes about with the objective of analyzing in a comparative way the role and limits of representative democracy in the perspective of Joseph Schumpeter, Robert Dahl and Anthony Downs. In practice, it seeks to understand the ideas launched by these three theorists in the quest for a perception of what will become a democracy and its im... Show More
  • The Basic Situation of Modern Nation-State

    Ye Liu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 86-92
    Received: Sep. 29, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 26, 2019
    Published: Oct. 31, 2019
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    Abstract: The modern nation-state is a very important and complicated political entity form in today’s world. In the foreseeable future, it will still be one of the world’s most general and dominant community pattern. Therefore, it has certain academic and practical significance to understand the basic situation of modern nation-state by analyzing and explai... Show More
  • The Iranian Constitution: A Compilation of Irreconcilable Articles

    Sara Zalzar, Sadegh Zibakalam

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 93-100
    Received: Sep. 11, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 24, 2019
    Published: Dec. 17, 2019
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    Abstract: The current Iranian constitution is the product of two irreconcilable and at times contradictory perspectives, i.e., a merger of the traditional guidelines from Shiite Islam (or Sharia law) with some principles similar in spirit to the French constitution. The purpose of this literature review is to objectively examine the contents of the Iranian c... Show More
  • Nigerian−Biafra War: Re-interrogating Indiscipline and Sabotage among the Biafran Soldiers

    Solomon Amiara Amiara

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 101-107
    Received: Nov. 14, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 26, 2019
    Published: Dec. 17, 2019
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    Abstract: The Nigeria−Biafran war was an interstate military confrontation engaged in by the forces of Nigeria and Biafra between 1967−1970 as the former tried to maintain the cooperate existence of the country subsequent upon the latter expressing determinationto break away from the national sovereignty of the federal republic of Nigeria. On the one hand, t... Show More