International Relations

A Dialectic of Containment: Where Did All The Great Powers Go?

Type: 
Seminar
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
309
Date: 
November 19, 2014 - 3:30pm

Ukrainian crisis has prompted speculation about the need to contain Russia and thus led to renewed interest in the writings of George Kennan, the author of the original containment doctrine. However, even prior to the current discussion many had argued that containment attempted by the US in the early stages of the Cold War had little to do with Kennan`s original idea. Today, a closer look at that idea suggests that its practical implementation may be even more problematic.

FRAGILE PROXIES: The Politics of Control and Defection in State Sponsorship of Rebel Organisations

Type: 
Doctoral Defense
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
201
Date: 
November 14, 2014 - 5:30pm

Foreign governments frequently intervene in armed conflicts by providing support to rebel organizations against their adversaries. State sponsorship of rebel organizations is less costly than a direct military intervention, but rebels often defy orders, desert fighting or turn guns against their sponsors. Under what conditions do rebels turn against their sponsors? Drawing on principal-agent and organizational theories, I argue that the non-centralized structure of rebel organizations increases the length of the delegation chain from sponsors to rebels, leading to defection.

The politics of Post-war Ethnic Reintegration

Type: 
Seminar
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
309
Date: 
November 12, 2014 - 3:30pm

In this talk Natalia will present a general overview of the main arguments of her PhD Thesis, together with an illustration of findings from her research-sites. She will address the empirical puzzle of how to explain variation in ethnic reintegration levels across sub-national units, and provide arguments to answer the question of whether and how ethnic reintegration is possible in post-conflict divided societies.

Academic Rank: 
Associate Professor
Building: 
Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
605
Phone: 
+36 1 327 3245
Head of Unit
Academic Rank: 
Associate Professor
Building: 
Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
607
Phone: 
+36 1 327 3000 x2162
Academic Rank: 
Professor
Building: 
Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
702
Phone: 
+36 1 327 3000 x2168
Academic Rank: 
Associate Professor
Building: 
Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
601
Phone: 
+36 1 327 3074
Academic Rank: 
Professor
Building: 
Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
606
Phone: 
+36 1 327 3247

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