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16 AugBoko Haram and the violence in Nigeria


Editor’s Note: This article was written by former ADV author Danilo Freire. Even for a country accustomed to political turbulences, the…

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10 AugEU’s response to the Arab Revolutions: How does it work?


Editor’s Note: This article was written by former ADV author and editor-in-chief Iva Kopraleva.  EU’s response to the wave of Arab…

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10 AugThe case of the informal settlers and worsening floods in Metropolitan Manila: Some policy implications


It was year 2009 when tropical storm Ondoy wreaked havoc in some parts of the Philippines. My classmates and I delivered…

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07 AugThe Welfare-State: catchphrase or multivariate universe?


The proliferation of a concept seems to generate increasingly porous boundaries within the concept itself, stretching meanings, usages and theoretical frameworks….

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06 AugThe civil society toward participatory democracy


Editor’s Note: This article was written by Simona Pronckutė. “Our times demand a new definition of leadership – global leadership. They…

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06 AugTracing American exceptionalism: Afghanistan


Editor’s Note: This article was written by former ADV author Marija Sajekaite. There’s no doubt that America is, well, quite exceptional. Nationalistic…

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24 JulFrom political chaos to spontaneous leaders: The new reality


Editor’s Note: This article was written by former ADV author Sofia Sousa. Chaos, sacrifice and instability. These may be words that…

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23 JulNon-civil disobedience: Hunger strike of refugees in Munich


Editor’s Note: This article was written by former ADV author Falko Blumenthal. They are calling themselves non-citizens. Refugees, displaced persons, asylum-seekers:…

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22 JulIs transitology a useful tool for the post-Arab Spring countries? Possible lessons from a fading-out-of-interest Eastern Europe


Rather provocatively, the recent issue of The Economist  opens with a startling question: Has the Arab Spring failed? Amidst the rubble…

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22 JulWhy not to intervene in Syria?


Politics is not always about making the world a better place. Syria is such a place, with outright civil war, the use…

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