New Security Challenges in Postcommunist Europe: Securing Europe's East

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This book explores the changing international relations in Postcommunist Europe and the security challenges arising from state-building and political and economic transformation. Written by leading scholars from Eastern and Western Europe, it highlights the fundamental security issues affecting Europe as the Postcommunist States are drawn into the continent's mainstream.

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Overview

This book explores the changing international relations in Postcommunist Europe and the security challenges arising from state-building and political and economic transformation. Written by leading scholars from Eastern and Western Europe, it highlights the fundamental security issues affecting Europe as the Postcommunist States are drawn into the continent's mainstream.

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Covering topics like NATO expansion, security governance, German and Russian policies in the region, nuclear proliferation, conflict management theories, the promotion of democracy, crime and corruption, and economic security, these eleven essays consider the security challenges facing Europe in the period after the Cold War. The papers are drawn from the November, 1999 conference in Birmingham, England. Contributors include scholars of international relations, security, and war studies. Distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780719061318
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Cottey is Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration at the Department of History, University College Cork, and Lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford.

Derek Averre is Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
1 Introduction: thinking about security in postcommunist Europe 1
2 Rethinking the record of NATO enlargement 26
3 Security governance and the excluded states of postcommunist Europe 43
4 German security policy towards Central Europe 68
5 Nuclear-weapon-free Ukraine: between the two poles of power 83
6 Russia's defence diplomacy in Europe: containing threat without contribution 98
7 New thinking in conflict management 112
8 The keystone in the arch: inclusion, democracy promotion and universalism in Central and Eastern Europe 131
9 The challenge of 'soft security': crime, corruption and chaos 151
10 Economic security in postcommunist Europe 172
11 European security in the twenty-first century: towards a stable peace order? 190
Index 213
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