The European Union and the Nordic Countries

Author: Lee Miles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134804059

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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The European Union and the Nordic Countries provides an authoritative assessment of the intricate relationship between the EU and the Nordic countries. The team of authors includes academics from the five main Nordic countries. The authors explore the ramification of wider Nordic EU membership for particular subject areas, such as economic and monetary union, social and environmental policy, agriculture, fisheries and foreign and security affairs. The authors argue that the impact of two more Nordic countries becoming EU members will prove positive. However, despite further Nordic accessions seeming inevitable, this will not be easy and will require major changes in public opinion in Norway and Iceland.

The Nordic Countries and the European Union

Still the other European community?

Author: Caroline Howard Grøn,Peter Nedergaard,Anders Wivel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317536614

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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In European policy-making, the Nordic countries are often viewed as a relatively coherent bloc; in international and European affairs the Nordic position has traditionally been conditioned on being different from and better than Europe. This book offers a coherent, original and systematic comparative analysis of the relationship between the Nordic countries and the European Union over the past two decades. It looks at the historical frame, institutions and policy areas, addressing both traditional EU areas such as agriculture and more nascent areas affecting the domestic and foreign policies of the Nordic countries. In doing so, it examines how the Nordic approach to European policy-making has developed and explains why the Nordic countries are similar in some respects while differing in others when engaging with EU institutions. In highlighting the similarities and differences between the Nordic countries it explores what lessons – positive and negative – may be drawn from this approach for the Nordic countries and other small states. This book will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners engaged with the Nordic Countries, EU politics and policy-making, European politics and comparative politics.

The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy

Author: Alyson J. K. Bailes,Gunilla Herolf,Bengt Sundelius

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199290840

Category: Political Science

Page: 427

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A special feature of Europe's Nordic region is that only one of its states has joined both the European Union and NATO. Nordic countries also share a certain distrust of approaches to security that rely too much on force or that may disrupt the logic and liberties of civil society. Impactingon this environment, the EU's decision in 1999 to develop its own military capacities for crisis management - taken together with other ongoing shifts in Western security agendas and US-Europe relations - has created complex challenges for Nordic policy establishments.This multi-author volume combines the techniques of reporting and analysis, debate and reduction, to illuminate the consequences for the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The views expressed in it by Nordic and non-Nordic, younger and more established analystsreflect the political and intellectual ferment triggered in the Nordic region by these developments: in the process shedding light on defence and security challenges that matter deeply for Europe as a whole.

Implementing European Union Education and Training Policy

A Comparative Study of Issues in Four Member States

Author: D. Phillips,H. Ertl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306480778

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 8139

This study mirrors the perceptions and values that shape the discussion of such terms as harmonization, recognition, convergence and subsidiarity in the educational sphere. It provides insights into surprising similarities and important differences in the approaches of different Member States regarding the interpretation and implementation of EU education and training policies. It summarizes the results of a European research project conducted within the EU-funded network PRESTiGE.

The Nordic Regions and the European Union

Author: Sören Zibrandt von Dosenrode-Lynge,Henrik Halkier

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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The Nordic Regions and the European Union is an authoritative book on the influences of European integration on the regional level in the Nordic countries. It provides both factual insight into the Nordic regions and the Europeanization of the four Nordic countries, offering theoretical contributions to the theory of regionalism in a European context built on systematic comparison. the extent to which the regional level of governance has been influenced by the increasing importance of European integration across a range of policy areas. Part two presents in-depth studies of key aspects of the process of Europeanization in the Nordic regions, including cross-border co-operation, regional lobby activities in Brussels and regional policy as a field of activity in which multi-level governance has become particularly prominent.

The Nordic Countries and Africa

Old and New Relations

Author: Lennart Wohlgemuth,Nordiska Afrikainstitutet

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065056

Category: History

Page: 54

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The Nordic Africa Institute has asked one representative from each Nordic country to give an account of how their respective countries have dealt with Africa over the years (in some cases even over the centuries) but with an emphasis on the last 50 years. They were also asked to indicate what role Africa has played in the politics, trade, etc. of their countries. The diversity of the invited authors, backgrounds and fields of specialization is reflected in their contributions, but the authors have one thing in common: a long experience from, and deep engagement in, Africa’s development. Lennart Wohlgemuth has been the director of the Nordic Africa Institute since1993.

Finland in the European Union

Author: Tapio Raunio,Teija Tiilikainen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135762031

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 8452

With a focus on governmental institutions, this book explores the ways in which EU membership has altered the balance of power among key political actors. The authors discuss cultural adaptation to integration, as well as examining the views of the elite and voters. The transformation in national identity, sovereignty and neutrality are also examined.

European Integration and National Identity

The Challenge of the Nordic States

Author: Lene Hansen,Ole Waever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134599161

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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The four Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway, have all held referenda on their relationship to the European Union in the 1990's. These referenda catalysed heated debates: should Finland and Sweden give up neutrality? Should Denmark follow the European Union's move towards higher degrees of integration? And, had there been enough change in Norway to reverse the rejection of European Community membership in 1972? These key questions about the future of European integration are addressed in this highly topical book by examining the crucial role played by national identity.

The European Union and the Arctic

Developments and perspectives 2010-2014

Author: Adele Airoldi

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9289338733


Page: 66

View: 9607

The report analyses the policy statements on Arctic issues released from 2010 by the EU institutions and the EU’s role-building in the Arctic political framework, notably the Arctic Council. It describes how the EU’s role in the Arctic is seen in strategies and policy papers of Member States, and reports on the EU’s relations with other Arctic actors, particularly indigenous peoples. It gives an overall view of the status of the main EU policies with relevance for the Arctic and identifies the main challenges the EU has to face for progressing to an integrated and coherent Arctic policy.