PhD candidates from FIR published the article in the Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Mgr. Nikola Adamovská, Ing. Michaela Zemanová and Mgr. Bilal Bahadir Karaca
from the Department of International and Diplomatic Studies
published the article, called “The way out of a crisis? the role of cities in Europeanization: a study of Thessaloniki city diplomacy”
in the Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
The article contributes to the understudied field of paradiplomacy and aims to deeper the knowledge of how intensively subnational units’ diplomacy is interconnected with the foreign policy of their central governments. Following the selected case study, the focus is to reveal the circumstances that push cities to undertake autonomous diplomatic action and the consequent implications for the Europeanization process of the region. The conclusions reveal that Thessaloniki city diplomacy leverages the Europeanization of the region and has the capacity to complement the Greek government’s foreign policy. The article also argues that the cross-border exposure of cities implies possibilities for further Europeanization of the region.
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Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (SEEBSS) is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing cross-country comparative analyses and new research on individual countries within the Southeast European and Black Sea regions. The principal disciplines covered by the journal are political science and international relations, political economy, political anthropology, and late modern and contemporary history. The journal is committed to publishing research that breaks away from traditional ethnocentric approaches and develops a deeper and more fruitful understanding of the area, providing a forum for both academic and original policy-oriented articles.
ADAMOVSKÁ, Nikola, ZEMANOVÁ, Michaela, KARACA, Bilal Bahadir. The way out of a crisis? The role of cities in the process of Europeanisation: a case study of Thessaloniki city diplomacy. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies [online]. 2022, roč. 22, č. 28 September, s. 1–19. eISSN 1743-9639. ISSN 1468-3857. DOI: 10.1080/14683857.2022.2127182.
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Mgr. Nikola Adamovská
is a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations with a research interest in climate politics and paradiplomacy drawing from the social movement theory and social networks analysis. In her dissertation, she is focusing on cities´ involvement in global climate governance by employing a mix-method approach.
Ing. Michaela Zemanová
is a graduate of the Faculty of International Relations of the Prague University of Economics and Business and is currently a doctoral student in the field of International Political Relations at the Department of International and Diplomatic Studies. Her research is focused on multi-level governance, globalization, emotions, identity, and culture in International Relations.
Mgr. Bilal Bahadır Karaca
is a doctoral student at the Prague University of Economics and Business in International and Diplomatic Studies. He earned his master’s degree in International Relations at Charles University. His research is focused on the foreign policies of Central European states and Turkey. He is highly familiar with topics of migration and foreign policies of Balkan countries as well.