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The fight against terrorism is not optional: cases of V4 states and their participation in the fight against IS

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Volume & Issue: Volume 15 (2019) - Issue 2 (September 2019)
Page range: 309 - 331
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1801-3422
First Published
16 Apr 2015
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This article describes attitudes of V4 states (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland) and their activity in the fight against terrorism, and specifically in the fight against the so-called Islamic State that has appeared in 2014. In addition to applying role theory, the main aim of article is to define the roles that V4 states perform. The second aim is to give an explanation of their (non-)participation of active involvement in general in the fight against terrorism within the EU. The results showed that roles differ and only Poland is active in the fight against IS, however rest of V4 took part in passive support that relies on their size, budget and also political will. These results were observed in main statements made by policymakers of each particular state that have been done through content analysis.

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