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What, if whatever, is legitimate in Marx's paintings this present day, following the occasions of 1989 and after in jap Europe? the second one version of this very popular serious come upon with ancient materialism and different significant views in social concept, indicates how a serious thought of the complicated societies can nonetheless draw on marxism - if in simple terms sparingly - and continues to be an endeavour of basic significance within the social sciences this day.

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3 Structural Overview In order to address the research question appropriately, the analysis is structured into seven chapters. 3). The first dimension refers to the overall significance of the topic and its impact on the wider political sphere. In the second dimension, the state of the art regarding the academic exigency of the research in this field will be outlined in order to define the research gap this analysis sets out to fill. The academic overview in this area is also important in order to be able to contextualize the topic.

2 Effects of Conflict on Developing Countries Internal militarized conflict has disastrous effects on developing countries. Thanks to recent developments in the world of media, for instance the often quoted CNN-effect12, the broad public knows about the impact such conflicts 11 Source: Own illustration based on data from UCDP/PRIO (cf. Gleditsch (2009a): UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset). 12 The term “CNN effect” refers in this context to the broad coverage of world events through all sorts of media – be it television, journals, newspapers or the internet with social platforms such as 37 have on unstable societies.

Mastanduno 1995 or Thomas in Forbes/Hoffman 1993). Further academic discussions on military intervention deal with the advantages and disadvantages of impartiality on part of the intervener (cf. Betts 1994), and strategies and logistics of interventions (cf. Bowden 1999; Fassin/Pandolfi 2010; Haass 1999; Kuperman 2001 or Seybolt/SIPRI 2007). Sanctions can be unilateral (that is by one state), regional (that is by the states of one region) or multilateral (that is by a collectivity of states) and might take the form of commodity sanctions, meaning that they are restrictions on the economy of an entire country and by that affect the overall social situation, or the form of targeted sanctions, meaning that they are specific sanctions against individuals or individual groups such as financial sanctions regarding movements of money or assets of individuals or international travel sanctions.

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