Stability and Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Russian, Nordic and European Aspects

Stability and Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Russian, Nordic and European Aspects

by Olav Fagelund Knudsen
ISBN-10:
0714649325
ISBN-13:
9780714649320
Pub. Date:
04/29/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Overview

Stability and Security in the Baltic Sea Region: Russian, Nordic and European Aspects

The book examines the security puzzles posed by the remaining legacies of dominance and conflict in the Baltic Sea region as governments seek to integrate the three Baltic sates in a more stable system of cooperative security.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714649320
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/29/1999
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A General Perspective on the Security of the Baltic Sea Regionvii
Part IGeneral Perspectives
1.Security on the Great Power Fringe: Dilemmas Old and New3
2.The Historical Structure of Conflicts in the Baltic Area and the Long-term National Interests of Russia20
3.Soviet Legacy and Baltic Security: The Case of Kaliningrad29
4.International Security Structures and the Baltic Region: The Implications of Alternative Worldviews55
5.Worldframes and Cultural Perspectives with Specific Focus on Scandinavia and Russia78
Part IIRegional Policies of Key Actors
6.Russian Policy in the Baltic Region99
7.Germany's Security Policy in the Baltic Sea Region113
8.Polish Perspectives on Baltic Security129
9.Sweden and the Baltic Sea Region--Activism on a New Arena or the End of Free-Riding?140
10.Estonia and Russia: Interethnic Relations and Regional Security155
Part IIIIntergovernmental Cooperation
11.The Security Policies and Concepts of the Baltic States--Learning from their Nordic Neighbours?167
12.Bridging the Nordic--Baltic Gap or--the Nordic Predicament in the Baltics183
13.The Security of the Baltic Countries: Cooperation and Defection204
14.The Baltic States and Europe: Identity and Institutions223
Part IVConcluding Section
15.The European Union, the Baltic States and Post-Soviet Russia: Theoretical Problems and Possibilities for Developing Partnership Relations in the North-eastern Baltic Sea Region241
References257
Index279

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