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The Geopolitics of Euro-Atlantic Integration : Europe and the Nation State - Anders Wivel

The Geopolitics of Euro-Atlantic Integration

Europe and the Nation State

By: Anders Wivel (Editor), Hans Mouritzen (Editor)

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Published: 7th July 2005
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No set of international relations is as thoroughly analyzed, commented on, taken apart and critiqued as the ties between Europe and the United States. A period of post-Cold War integration has been buffeted by trade disputes, economic strife and differences in prosecuting the fight against global terrorism.

Now for the first time there is an accessible and theory-based analysis of European foreign policies in the post-Cold War era. The authors argue that EU- and NATO-mediated geopolitics prevails in most of Europe, but that raw geopolitics tends to pop up at the fringes of this thoroughly institutionalized area. Moreover, the effects of past geopolitics persist in the collective memories of several states and compete with contemporary geopolitics in their policy formulations. Focusing on the post-Cold War era, The Geopolitics of Euro-Atlantic Integration includes analyses of the Benelux, Nordic and Baltic countries, Central and East European countries and those in Southern Europe. This geographical range was made possible through contributions by leading European scholars and area experts. The coherence of this edited collection is facilitated by constellation theory, a new geopolitical theory explaining European foreign policies in a comparative perspective. Scenarios for the future of Europe are formulated as well as perspectives for the constellation theory when applied to other parts of the world.

Of interest to political scientists, observers, academics and students, this is an invaluable guide to post-Cold War European relations.

Introductionp. 1
Geopolitical theory and the rules of the game in Europep. 13
Constellation theoryp. 15
The institutional dynamics of Euro-Atlantic integrationp. 43
Constellation theory applied to Europep. 69
Close to power?p. 71
The northp. 92
The southp. 111
The eastp. 128
The north-eastp. 149
Conclusionsp. 165
Comparative analysis meets theoryp. 167
Temporal and spatial perspectivesp. 207
Prospects for Europep. 209
The constellation theory applied outside Europep. 228
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ISBN: 9780415282802
ISBN-10: 0415282802
Series: Europe and the Nation State
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 7th July 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1