Security Institutions, State Transformation, and the "Insecurity Trap"
Despite long-term and general declines in most forms of lethal violence, some states and regions, in particular in the Global South, remain caught in an “insecurity trap.” Neither “declinist” scholars who present war and all forms of violence in long-term decline due to sh
Historical Anthropography, or How People Perceive their Place in Time, Social and “Geocultural” Spaces
The project aims at development of Reinhart Koselleck's "Erfahrungsraum und Erwartungshorizont" (Frankfurt am Main, 1989), a theoretical concept on the historical basis of changes in self-perception within different strata of Polish society between the end of the 18th and the beginn
Internal and External Understanding of EU’s Strategic Autonomy: How to Adapt to the New Realities
In the period to 2030, one can expect a major shift in European policy: the emergence of a properly strategic EU. The objective of the study is to shed light on the different national understandings of strategic EU action.
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