Sima Rakutienė

Sima Rakutienė
Vytautas Magnus University · Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy

PhD in Political science

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This article examines the problem of legitimacy within the EU political system and focuses on the political power and recognition of the only one directly elected EU institution – the European Parliament. Historically, being the weaker house of the EU legislative system, throughout the last decades, the European Parliament has increased the politic...
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The article analyzes the problem of conflict of European and national interests in the activities of a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). The study seeks answers to the following questions: what factors impact the decision and voting of EP members, elected in Lithuania, in the plenary sessions in the cases of collision of interests, and to wh...
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Recent migration and other security crisis have made the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region one of the most problematic and challenging for Europe. The lack of effective decisions to solve it raises the question, weather EU has ever had any good strategy for the relations with this region. This article examines the path of "Euro-Med partner...
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Since 2004, when the European neighbourhood policy was established, the European Union has already spent billions of euros to finance the new neighbourhood policies for creating more stable and more cooperative relations with eastern and southern neighbours. However, increased security concerns and challenges, less stable and less prognostic relati...
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The EU has already become one of the most influential international actors. Nevertheless, it also has been criticized for a period of time as being too slow and inefficient within decision making process, also having democracy deficit and coherence problems. The institutional changes, brought within the implementation of Lisbon Treaty, have been se...
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For a long time post-Soviet space has been perceived as homophobic and intolerant of LGBT persons. The three Baltic States - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia - as former Soviet republics and current members of the European Union, represent the space where a strong homophobic post-Soviet atmosphere competes with pro-LGBT Western influence. This article...
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(Excerpts from the Introduction: "Eastern European Political Cultures and the Need for Explanation. The Look from Inside", by Camelia Florela Voinea "This volume presents several independent modeling studies on political culture: political attitudes, behaviors, values, normative systems, and action decision making. The authors who have contributed...
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This article examines the divergence in the EU's strategies towards neighbours. The goal is to connect different EU neighbourhood initiatives into one framework in making a correlation between national and supranational levels. The distinction between bilateralism/multilateralism and Russia inclusion/Russia exclusion is made within both levels. The...

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