VOL. 5, NO. 1
‘Global, Sociopolitical, Economic, and Environmental Change in the 21st Century’
Samara points to the detrimental impact of urban transformation on society in metropolitan cities of developing countries, generated by mega event.
“Medical Tourism – Strategy for Containing Health Care Cost Increases and Immigration” by Erin Cox and Arun Sood
The authors discuss the paradoxical effects of US health tourism, stressing the growing imbalance in the health care system and illustrating opportunities for threshold countries.
López-Santana illustrates the beneficial effects of soft law to generate regulation, compared to coercion and sanctions.
“EU Politics of Foreign Aid in the Balkans: Development, Integration and Reform in Perspective” by Arnaud Kurze
Kurze focuses on European foreign assistance in Southeast Europe, explaining how policy making is affected by institutional challenges and the enlargement question.
Macfarlane discusses carbon capture and sequestration processes in order to fight climate change and global warming.
“Oil and National Security” by Phillip Auerswald
Auerswald turns to questions of geopolitical energy security in the Middle East. Contrary to conventional opinion on oil dependence, he claims that regional politics have little impact on global oil markets.