quality criteria proposed by Vibert (and
common to the NorthAmericanexperience) include the reproducibility of
models and key ﬁndings, and the systematic use of peer review.
In 2005, Vibert shifted his attention to institutional design, proposing
an independent review body that ‘would aim to make the proposals of the
Commission more open to judicial review’, since ‘it would identify any
grounds for subsequent judicial review stemming from any procedural or
factual shortcoming in an impact assessment’ (Vibert, 2005: 30–1).
Vibert looks also at the role of IA in the
, nor, discounting for a
moment the Greece-Turkish fringe in NATO, ever seriously threatened to do
so. How can this be explained?
One of the most popular explanatory theories focuses on the
so-called ‘democratic peace’. Democratic peace theory draws
heavily upon West European and NorthAmericanexperiences – especially
relations amongst member states of the EU – for empirical support of