Constructing South East Europe: The Politics of Balkan Regional Cooperation

Constructing South East Europe: The Politics of Balkan Regional Cooperation

by Dimitar Bechev

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Regional cooperation has become a distinctive feature of the Balkans, an area known for its turbulent politics. Exploring the origins and dynamics of this change, this book highlights the transformative power of the EU and other international actors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349316229
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: St Antony's Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

DIMITAR BECHEV Research Fellow at the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxfordm UK. He is the author of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia (2009) and co-editor of Greece in the Balkans (2009) and Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflict and Memory in a Transnational World (2010). His reviews and articles on Eastern enlargement and the EU neighbourhood policy, the Balkans, Euro-Mediterranean relations, post-communist transitions and ethnopolitics have appeared in journals including the Journal of Common Market Studies, East European Politics and Societies, Slavic Review, Millennium,  and Nationalities Papers. He has also been involved as Region Head for Central and Eastern Europe in Oxford Analytica, a leading provider of political and economic insight.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I All in the Same Boat?: Regional Interdependence and Cooperation in South East Europe Pushing for Cooperation: External Actors in Balkan Regionalism Balkans, Europe, South East Europe: Identity Politics and Regional Cooperation PART II Building up a Regional Marketplace: Economic and Functional Cooperations Defusing the Powder keg: Security Cooperation Between Lofty Rhetoric and Lingering Conflicts: Political Cooperation Conclusion: Looking at the Big Picture

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