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Challenges for Leading Multinational and Multicultural Military Units

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The paper deals with the opportunities and challenges which might face a commander leading multinational and multicultural troops, especially in peacekeeping and peace support operations. Peacekeeping missions have had an international character since their beginning. Internationalization of operations provides legitimacy to a mission and greater international support. However the combined operation causes significant challenges, especially for commanders, who have to lead these types of military units. The paper presents the benefits as well as challenges which faces the international leader in multiethnic environment. The author, based on his own experience gained in international deployments, presents his views and suggestions regarding the aspects of commanding multinational and multicultural troops.

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The Impact of the European Union on Cultural Policy in Malta

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This paper will address the impact of the European Union (EU) on cultural policy development in Malta. The attention paid by the EU to globalising matters through culture, particularly i) citizenship participation in relation to social integration, ii) economic revival through urban regeneration, and iii) cultural diplomacy with regard to internationalisation efforts, is acknowledged and assessed through a focus on recent Maltese cultural practice. Impact will be assessed in relation to a) policy as well as legislation, b) funding structures and incentives, and c) implementation measures through initiatives taken by Maltese public cultural institutions. Convergences and divergences in comparison with key EU strategic actions will be discussed, with reference made to major legislative documents, funding programmes, and cultural projects undertaken by Maltese authorities and other cultural stakeholders in response or in relation to European developments.

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International Security Presence in Kosovo and its Human Rights Implications

a normative order within an internationalized territory. Leiden Journal of International Law, 19(2): 275-304. Kouchner, B., 2001. A first-hand perspective from Kosovo. In: Spillmann, R. K., Bernauer, T., Gabriel, J. M. and Wenger, A. eds. Peace support operations: lessons learned and future perspectives. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang. pp. 137-145. Marshall, D. and Inglis, S., 2003. Human rights in transition: the disempowerment of human rights-based justice in the United Nations mission

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Small Countries’ EU Council Presidency and the Realisation of their National Interests: The Case of Slovenia

, Strategic Studies Institute. Roter, P., 2009. At the centre and the periphery simultaneously: The incomplete internationalization of Slovenian international relations. Journal of International Relations and Development, 12(2): 180-186. Šabič, Z., 2009. Slovenia’s Presidency of the EU and the Strengthening of the (European) Public Sphere: The Ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. Paper presented at the 50th Convention of the International Studies Association, New York, February 2009. Šabič, Z. and Lange, S., 2014. Past, Present

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Preserving ‘Great Power Status’: The Complex Case of the British Intervention in the Falklands (1982)

. Levy, J., 1983. War in the Modern Great power System 1495-1975. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. Levy, J. and Vakili, L., 1992. Diversionary action by authoritarian regimes: Argentina in the Falklands/Malvinas case. In: Midlarsky, M. ed. The Internationalization of Communal Stripe. New York: Routledge. pp. 118-146. Lindemann, T., 2010. Causes of War, the struggle for recognition. Colchester: ECPR. Llyod, T. O., 1984. The British empire, 1558-1983. New York: Oxford University Press. Love, T

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