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The title of the master thesis is “Influence of economic relations on bilateral relations”.

Firstly, three thesis statements concerning the influence of economic relations on non-economic bilateral relations have been developed.

In order to validate the thesis statements a methodology was chosen that is mainly data driven and based on two case studies and a data comparison procedure, as opposed to a "theoretical approach".
After the methodology was evaluated a choice of cases was made and data were collected. Furthermore appropriate data (frequency and availability of data) were collected and presented. Finally data evaluation was undertaken (as a comparability check) and conclusions (e.g. that the relation of Germany and France is 100:8 stronger than Germany-China, based on data!) derived from the collected data were made.

As a next step the "impact matrix" of Vester (that is commonly used to analyze influences) was developed based on the data out of the two cases and the data comparison sections.
Based on all evaluated data, the final evaluation of the thesis statements took place with the following results:

Evaluation of 1st Thesis: Confirmed
Evaluation of 2nd Thesis: Confirmed
Evaluation of 3rd Thesis: Confirmed

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 Antje Schuett, 2010
 
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Adriana Lazinica examines quality of counter-narcotics strategies and interventions aimed at reduction and/or elimination of illicit opium poppy cultivation and production implemented by the key stakeholders (the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the United States), and presents main findings and recommendations.

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 Adriana Lazinica, 2010
 
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In his dissertation Valeriu Nicolae takes the position that conventional diplomacy needs not only reform, but also the development of efficient approaches towards the prevention and negotiation of interstate/intrastate ethnic conflict. He proposes that a European Roma diplomatic corps may offer a solution in negotiating more sustainable European inclusion policies as well as in resolving inter-ethnic conflicts and in bringing about a change of attitudes within not only diplomatic and political circles, but also within the majority populations in regard to Roma.

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 Valeriu Nicolae, 2006
 
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Olesya Grech investigates the impact of information and communication technologies on the conduct of modern diplomacy. Traditional methods of diplomacy are being substituted by new ones, greatly influenced by the Internet. In this respect Grech discuses such methods, thus defining virtual diplomacy and the world around it. She attempts to provide insight to the traditional diplomatic process and how technology has effected such a process and highlights the new opportunities virtual diplomacy may have for diplomats and also the government and general public. 

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 Olesya Grech, 2006
 
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The Internet for the first time entirely made possible the fulfillment of the Article 19 of the Universal Declaration – “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” On the Internet, everybody is, even unconsciously, sending or receiving information, sharing idea and changing views. However, at the same time it has again showed how diverse the world is and how cultural, political, religious and social differences make the universal dimension of freedom of expression difficult. The dissertation will show how complicated the issue of this freedom on the Internet is within existing mechanisms, national or international, state or self-regulatory. It aim to conclusion that ambiguous interpretation of freedom of expression and of the roles of key actors could only lead to further that it is necessary limitation of this invaluable virtue of democracy. Thus there is a need for better cooperation between namely the governments and other stakeholders, particularly Internet service providers. Fight for freedom of expression should never stop, as the moment we stop thinking of it, it may vanish without being noticed.

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 Nevena Ruzic, 2006
 
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Naim Dedushaj’s thesis “Paradiplomatic relations between the United States and Kosova” studies the relations between the Albanian nation and America that date way back in history. The first Albanian immigrants moved to the United States in the second half of the 19th century. The major migration flows from Kosova and other parts in ex-Yugoslavia took place in the 20th century. Albanian-Americans from Kosova organized themselves actively and played a crucial role in sensitizing the American leadership about the Albanian and Kosova issue. Dedushaj argues that the activities of the Albanian-American community should not be underestimated when studying the American policies towards Kosova in the 1990s. How were the paradiplomatic relations established and maintained between the representatives of Kosova and the United States administration? What has been the role of these relations in the recent developments in Kosova? This thesis shows how the establishment of the LDK (Democratic League of Kosova) branches and their paradiplomatic activities had a crucial role in influencing both the policies of the American Congress as well as the White House and finally in the determination of the status of Kosova.

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 Naim Dedushaj, 2006
 
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Antonis Sammoutis attempts an examination of relations between Germany and Cyprus during the years 1960-1968. He starts by examining bilateral relations in the first three years of the Republic of Cyprus and then going into the most crucial year of the conflict in Cyprus - 1964. Sammoutis then examines the years 1965-1968 ending with a summary of the main issues along with the main conclusions drawn from the research.

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 Antonis Sammoutis, 2007
 
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Burkina Faso is classified among the “Less Developed Countries” (LDCs). Its foreign policy is called “Diplomacy of development”. The first part of the dissertation presents the legal background of Burkina Faso’s international action through national references and regional settings. The second part of the dissertation analyses Burkina Faso’s diplomatic actions for peace and development.

As a landlocked country, Burkina Faso’s concept of “Diplomacy of development” considers peace and security as a priority. Development is the other face of this kind of diplomacy which cannot be achieved without a dynamic process of integration. For example, Burkina Faso intervened in West Africa and other African regions by sending military forces. It has also sent police forces in Haiti. The analysis shows also Burkina Faso’s mediations in Togo and in Ivory Coast.

About development aspect, Burkina Faso had developed special relations with Ivory Coast for geographical and historical reasons. Between Burkina Faso and Taiwan, the relations are strong and realistic even if other countries cooperate with China. Cotton initiative is an example of group diplomacy with Burkina Faso like a leader. Like Burkina Faso, the other countries of the region favour peace and development in their foreign policies.

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 Poussi Sawadogo, 2007
 
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Zenja Basagi explores the history of  Burundi, and reasons for the conflict. Her dissertation focuses on the reform and the changes taking place in the UN concomitant with the major events in Burundi; at the time when Burundi was trying to achieve durable solutions for peace, the UN was also trying to redefine itself. The paper will thus examine the extent of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations' (DPKO) and the overall UN’s support in establishing, maintaining and consolidating peace in Burundi with the emphasis on the period 1993 - 2007.

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 Zenja Basagic, 2007
 
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The ongoing rapid process of modernization makes people largely more aware of the social and civic dynamics in which they are involved so that they demand increasing satisfaction of their higher expectations. But, Public Administrations of many countries in the world currently suffer from dysfunctions and inefficiencies, due to their inner bureaucratic inertia, which in turn causes distrust among citizens and slowdown in social and economic development.

We are persuaded that any Public Administration should become the leading force of its own country, generating concrete public value from which people and enterprises may benefit. In order to that, the public sector is called to big changes and structural re-conceptualization which it may pursue with the help of a number of performance and change management practices, already effectively experienced by the private sector.

This thesis takes into consideration a selected group of methodologies (the Six Sigma Initiative, the Toyota Production System, the Balanced Scorecard and the European Awareness Scenario Workshop), examines information and communication technologies until and beyond the frontiers of their actual application in the public sector and studies the new open innovation paradigm based on social networking. We provide hypotheses of their implementation about the Italian Public Administration and endorse argumentations in favour of their effectiveness in the public sector by the presentation of how other European and non-European Public Administrations have been innovating their structures and functions by the help of these same methodologies

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 Eleonora Merlicco, 2008
 
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