Based on a major international research project undertaken by The Institute for East West Studies, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of an important, but little explored, feature of post-Cold War Europe: the emergence of subregional cooperation in areas such as the Barents, the Baltic Sea, Central Europe and the Black Sea. It analyses the role of subregional cooperation in the new Europe, provides detailed case studies of the new subregional groups and examines their relations with NATO and the European Union.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1999|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
ALYSON J.K. BAILES Career Member, British Diplomatic Service ANDERS BJURNER Deputy State Secretary, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs IAN BREMMER Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute, and President, Eurasia Group SOPHIA CLEMENT Research Fellow, Institute for Security Studies of Western European Union, Paris CHRISTOPHER CVIIC Associate Fellow, European Programme, the Royal Institute of International Affairs THANOS DOKOS Director for Research, Strategic Studies Division, Hellenic Ministry of Defence PERTTI JOENNIEMI Senior Research Fellow, and Project Director, Nordic-Baltic Studies, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute ANDRZEJ KUPICH Adviser to the Minister, Department of Studies and Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw OLEKSANDR PAVLIUK Director, Kyiv Centre of the Institute for EastWest Studies, and Associate Professor, University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy' CARL-EINAR STALVANT Research Director, Sodertorns Hagskola, Stockholm.
Table of ContentsList of Figures Foreword: Stellar Moments; T.Stoltenberg Preface List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Notes on the Contributors PART I: INTRODUCTION Introduction; A.Cottey European Security at the End of the Twentieth Century: The Subregional Contribution; A.Bjurner PART II: SUBREGIONAL COOPERATION: FROM THE BARENTS TO THE BLACK SEA The Barents Euro-Arctic Council; P.Joenniemi The Council of Baltic Sea States; C-E.Stalvant The Visegrad Group and Beyond: Security Cooperation in Central Europe; A.Cottey The Central European Free Trade Agreement: Problems, Experiences, Prospects; A.Kupich The Central European Initiative; C.Cviic The Black Sea Economic Cooperation: Will Hopes Become Reality? O.Pavliuk PART III: SUBREGIONAL COOPERATION AND THE NEW EUROPEAN SECURITY ORDER The Role of Subregional Cooperation in Post-cold War Europe: Integration, Security, Democracy; A.J.K.Bailes Subregional Cooperation and the New European Security Architecture; A.Cottey Emerging Subregional Cooperation Processes: South-Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States and the Mediterranean; A.Bremmer, S.Clement, A.Cottey & T.Dokos PART IV: CONCLUSION Conclusion; A.Cottey Appendix I: Membership of the Barents-Black Sea Subregional Group (August 1977) Appendix II: Members of the Steering Board of Institute for EastWest Studies Project 'Multi-Layered Integration: The Subregional Dimension' Notes and References Index