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A Scope of Examination of National Interests: Case Studies of Italy and Spain
A Scope of Examination of National Interests: Case Studies of Italy and Spain

Author(s): Pavel Šaradín, Lenka Špičanová, Markéta Šůstková, Ivo Losman
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci - Filozofická fakulta
Keywords: National interest; Spain; Italy; European Union

Summary/Abstract: National interest (raison d’état in French) is one of the fundamental terms in the realistic school of the theory of international relations. The realists believe that states in their interaction and their competition for power assert their objectives and ambitions, which is what in a particular situation they regard as being of the greatest advantage to them – their interest, the national interest. The article will show how national interests are understood in Italy and in Spain.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 41-52
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English