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Contested Territory : Border Disputes at the Edge of the Former Soviet Empire : Studies of Communism in Transition - Tuomas Forsberg

Contested Territory : Border Disputes at the Edge of the Former Soviet Empire

Studies of Communism in Transition

By: Tuomas Forsberg (Editor), Iopani Vaahtoranta (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: January 1995
ISBN: 9781852789497
Number Of Pages: 288

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In Contested Territory a distinguished group of scholars analyses border issues stemming from the expansion of the former Soviet Union at the end of the Second World War.
This important book offers detailed discussion and comparative analysis of eight potential or actual border disputes at a time of great upheaval for the former Soviet Union when territorial issues are reemerging on the agendas of world politics. The authors offer explanations for the rise of border disputes which emphasize the normative dimension rather than power politics. They also show how annexed border regions with their own distinct histories have developed regional identities within the former Soviet Union. The book's extensive coverage includes the most systematic expert analysis presently available on territorial disputes concerning Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, Carpatho-Ukraine, Eastern Poland, East Prussia, Abrene, the East of Narva and Petserimaa, Karelia and the Kurile Islands.

Foreword
Preface
List of Contributors
The Collapse of the Soviet Union and Historical Border Questionsp. 3
Theories on Territorial Disputesp. 23
Constructing Territories, Boundaries and Regional Identitiesp. 42
Expansionism and the Russian Imperial Traditionp. 62
Old and New Border Problems in Russia's Security Policyp. 86
Bessarabia and Northern Bukovinap. 107
Carpatho-Ukrainep. 128
Eastern Polandp. 143
The Northern Part of East Prussiap. 156
Abrenep. 178
East of Narva and Petserimaap. 188
Kareliap. 202
The Northern Territoriesp. 224
Comparison of the Annexed Territoriesp. 243
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9781852789497
ISBN-10: 1852789492
Series: Studies of Communism in Transition
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: January 1995
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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