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Geopolitics Reframed: Security and Identity in Europe's Eastern Enlargement [NOOK Book]

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Security and Identity are the rhetorical pillars of European Union and NATO enlargement. Across Europe, that enlargement-not as a one-time event but as an ongoing process-is proclaimed to stabilize East-Central Europe and to create a Europe that is finally "whole and free." Europe's eastern enlargement is a profoundly geographic and geopolitical project, as it is based on territorial conceptions about the essence of places, the borders of cultures, and the locations of threat. It inextricably ties European ...
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Overview

Security and Identity are the rhetorical pillars of European Union and NATO enlargement. Across Europe, that enlargement-not as a one-time event but as an ongoing process-is proclaimed to stabilize East-Central Europe and to create a Europe that is finally "whole and free." Europe's eastern enlargement is a profoundly geographic and geopolitical project, as it is based on territorial conceptions about the essence of places, the borders of cultures, and the locations of threat. It inextricably ties European security to the unresolved questions about the borders of Europe and European-ness. Geopolitics Reframed asks how the bundling up of geopolitics and culture works, how it affects political debate, and how it is transformed in the course of Europe's eastern enlargement. The book provides the first in-depth analysis of security discourses in the states that acceded into the EU or NATO, or both, in 2004. Tracing the reframing of security and geopolitics from a military to a more diffuse cultural issue, Geopolitics Reframed illuminates the link between security rhetoric and identity politics. For scholars and practitioners of political geography, international relations, and contemporary Europe, it offers a fresh, subtle, and timely analysis of some of the key categories of political debate in today's Europe.

About the Author:
Merje Kuus is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia

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"With an engaging and accessible writing style, this book will be an important text for both scholars and policymakers interested in questions of European enlargement. . .the book provides and important contribution to the methodology of critical geopolitics."—Area
 

"The connection between cultural identity and threats to national security has become axiomatic in avant garde geopolitical analysis.  Taking off from this starting point, Merje Kuus convincingly shows how the end of the Cold War brought a new round of identity-security anxiety in Eastern Europe rather than its promised transcendence." —John Agnew (UCLA), author of Hegemony: The New Shape of Global Power
 

"Critical geopolitics is back. Kuus’s tale of how it is to be enlarged upon demonstrates how European civil society has grown stronger, and at what costs." —Iver B. Neumann, Professor, Oslo University and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
 
"With an engaging and accessible writing style, this book will be an important text for both scholars and policymakers interested in questions of European enlargement. This wide appeal is also a product of the author's resolute focus on geopolitical practice, drawing our attention not so much to what particular iterations prescribe but rather what political stances and interventions they enable. Consequently the book provides an important contribution to the methodology of critical geopolitics. Rather than relying on what could be understood as a traditional approach involving semiotic deconstruction of texts or images, Kuus provides an embodied account highlighting the role of intellectuals of statecraft in producing and recycling geopolitical ideas." —Alex Jeffrey, Newcastle University

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230261327
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/7/2007
  • Series: New Visions in Security Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 362 KB

Meet the Author

Merje Kuus is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. She has also held visiting positions at Syracuse University, George Mason University, and the University of Tallinn. Her work focuses on the geopolitics of identity and security in contemporary Europe. It has been funded by the Fulbright Fellowship, the United States Institute of Peace, and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, among others.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures     viii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
The Plasticity of Geopolitics     1
Inscribing Europeanness, Erasing Eastness     21
Civilizational Geopolitics     39
Sovereignty for Security?     63
Cultural Geopolitics and Cultured Geopoliticians     83
The Ritual of Listening to Foreigners     97
How Many Threats and How Many Europes?     115
Notes     123
Bibliography     175
Index     205
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