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Wrestling With the Challenges of a Qualitative Interview

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Photo by Amy Hirschi on Unsplash   If the earlier blog entries (October, November, December and January) covered the thematic scope of the envisaged research project, then this one is dedicated to the complexities of data processing, namely, qualitative interviews, the challenges in analysing the acquired insights. Recently reviewed scholarly remarks on the process tracing and practice tracing […]

Field and Habitus in the European Southern Neighbourhood Context

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Introduction Since science diplomacy is a relatively nascent field of scholarly enquiry, it is worth exploring its capacity to keep in step with other dynamic contemporary theoretical currents which are pre-occupied with the evolution of diplomacy. Science diplomacy holds the potential to induce the practice theory with a broader view of the diverse actors engaged […]

Science Diplomacy Joins the Snowballing Practice Turn

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Photo by Gabriel Alenius on Unsplash   Introductory Remarks Winter bliss has arrived in Northern Europe which brings not only a festive mood but also an overall intellectual propensity towards certain concepts echoing seasonal scenery. Snowball effect (NB! not snowball sampling) is the one which comes into mind when trying to put into words the continuous reflections on […]

EUSBSR Should Be Profoundly Transformative

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“In each one of us, in differing degrees, is contained the person we were yesterday, and indeed, in the nature of things it is even true that our past personae predominate in us, since the present is necessarily insignificant when compared with the long period of the past because of which we have emerged in […]

The EU’s Diplomacy for Science in the Southern Neighbourhood: Setting a Research Agenda

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash   Foreword The outlined science diplomacy research project is presented with a full appreciation of Adler-Nissen’s concise observation that ‘over the last 50 years, European states have come to view their nations as anchored so deeply within the institutions of the EU that their diplomats merge the promotion of national interests with […]

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