The Review of International Affairs (RIA) Journal Archive

The Review of International Affairs (RIA) Vol. 62 No. 1142/2011

Empathy in Diplomacy
Aleksandar Fatić, Srđan Korać, Aleksandra Bulatović
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):5-13
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The authors argue that diplomacy as a higher-order cooperative activity is possibly only against the backdrop of assumptions about a prior disposition of those taking part in it to reach out to their counterparts not only rationally, but also emotionally. While the traditional, negotiations-based model of diplomacy continues to be verbally depicted as the generic model for diplomacy as a whole, it is essentially a negative stereotype that portrays diplomatic relations as compromise-seeking efforts between otherwise entrenched opposed positions. Modern diplomacy transcends this traditional model and can thus be called “integrative diplomacy”: it arises from broadening perceptions of common identities and similarities between the various communities, and thus rests much more on empathy, sympathy and solidarity than the negotiations-based model. It is thus not surprising that the integrative methodology of diplomacy makes it predominantly multilateral, as opposed to structurally fundamentally bilateral traditional negotiations.
A Scenario of The Development of Organised Crime
Bojan Dobovšek, Jakob Abe
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):14-35
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The purpose of this paper is the evaluation of the development and measurement of organized crime. So far, initial steps have been taken in the measurement of organized crime. We would like to contribute to a more detailed examination of the topic. At the same time, the purpose of the paper is also the study of two comparable projects, OCA and EDGE. The methods used were: a review of domestic and foreign literature, the analysis of the projects OCO and EDGE. We have used the following research methods: an analysis of secondary sources, descriptive method, comparative method, and historical development method. We came to different yet interesting findings in our analysis of the topic: we cannot speak about certainty when we talk about scenarios, we can only talk about likelihood, which is why I turned to the essence of the research carried out ― to the problems of methodology. The findings depend on what kind of methodology one chooses for the planning of future trends. The opinion of experts is that the most appropriate methodology and the optimal choice for predicting trends in the future are scenarios. For a description of the situation, and a measurement in the field of organized crime there are number of problems. We have highlighted the following: an inconsistent definition of acquired data and its relevance, the differences in judicial systems and police registers, the impact of social and political factors and the measurement at an international level. It is important to mention that in the past there was a focus on obtaining quantitative data, and that conclusions were made in relation to this data. Today the emphasis is on quantitative data, but still not to a sufficient degree. Much has already been written about scenarios in different areas of science, unlike in research and the forecasting of organized crime, where scenarios are just coming into use. This paper deals with the comparison of two important projects in the field of organized crime, OCA and EDGE. We are trying to answer the question of which direction we should go from our situation to secure a successful policy in the area of organized crime and its rapid and effective solution in today’s dynamic environment.
The Position of the Non-aligned Movement in the Current Foreign Policy of the Republic of Serbia
Dragan Đukanović, Žaklina Novičić
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):36-47
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In this paper, the authors analyse the position of the Non-Aligned Movement in the current foreign policy of the Republic of Serbia. They firstly present the chronology of relations between the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Non-Aligned Movement, this including the newly created republics in its territory. With the exception of Slovenia and Macedonia, all post-Yugoslav republics enjoy observer status in the Non-Aligned Movement. As the authors point out, apart from the support to maintain its territorial integrity in Kosovo, the Republic of Serbia could also gain economic benefit from establishing co-operation with non-aligned countries.
Prostitution as a Controversial Social Phenomenon from History to Modern Age
Željko Dj. Bjelajac
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):48-68
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It is difficult to determine the moment of the establishment of prostitution. This complex phenomenon appeared at the initial phases of social development and subsequently modified and adapted to the historical and social changes. This phenomenon is highly adaptive and due to its specificity it is resistant to numerous socio-economic and political variations. There are multiple causes for this deviant behavior, ranging from the socio-economic ones on the macro level, to endogenous ones characterized by individuals’ susceptibility and tendency. Nowadays, this phenomenon undertakes new forms, types and methods of expression. Prostitution as a deviant sociopathological behavior exhibits multi-level associations with crime and thus requires suppression in order to be reduced to a socially acceptable level. The importance of youth education in terms of prevention of prostitution and raising collective awareness regarding its negative consequences represents an obligation of both state and family.

Book Reviews

Dilemmas about european identity
Branislav Radeljić
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):69-71


Address to the council of ministers Of the adriatic-ionian initiative By h.E. Mr. Vuk jeremić
Vuk Jeremić
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):73-75
Address at the j. Dennis hastert center For economics, government and public Policy at wheaton college By h.E. Mr. Vuk jeremić
Vuk Jeremić
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):76-81
ACTION PLAN 2011-2013
The Review of International Affairs (RIA), 2011 62(1142):82-140