Regionness and the Construction of Peace in Europe

Söderbaum, Fredrik, Tavares, Rodrigo and Hettne, Björn, "Regionness and the Construction of Peace in Europe" in Whither Europe: The development of a new European security architecture (Göteborg: Göteborg University, 2003), n/a-n/a.

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  • Author Söderbaum, Fredrik
    Tavares, Rodrigo
    Hettne, Björn
    Chapter Title Regionness and the Construction of Peace in Europe
    Book Title Whither Europe: The development of a new European security architecture
    Publication Date 2003
    Place of Publication Göteborg
    Publisher Göteborg University
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract The existence during the Cold War period of a block-border, "the Iron Curtain" was of fundamental importance for political, economic, social and military development in Europe. When this border in 1989 lost its block-deviding role, a window of opportunity opened up for reorganizing relations between states, regions and peoples. As old borders lose their traditional importance, opportunities have appeared for the creation of new communities as well as for the disruption of old. Travel and trade patterns have changed rapidly. Processes like the enlargement of the European Union will cross old frontiers, but probably also result in new deviding lines between insiders and outsiders. Some of these deviding lines might take other forms than traditional state borders. Where should EU enlargement end? Should there be fixed and hard of flexible and soft borders? What constitutes an acceptable basis for European identity? Will there be an Atlantic front-line and a European "America Problem"? Russia and Turkey - insiders, associated partners or outsiders?
    UNBIS Thesaurus EUROPE
    Regional Integration
    Copyright Holder Göteborg University
    Copyright Year 2003
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9189608089
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