Building Security in Europe's New Borderlands: Subregional Cooperation in the Wider Europe

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Renata Dwan
M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 1999 - Political Science - 256 pages
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While European integration advances, many of the countries along Europe's eastern and southern periphery have fallen prey to chronic conflict punctuated by a series of small wars. The Kosovo crisis and NATO's military response is only the most recent--and extreme--example. Exacerbating the situation has been the lack of effective organizational means for mediating local conflicts, facilitating regional development, and structuring cooperation with larger regional and international institutions.

What are the prospects for enhancing security in the most volatile subregions of post-communist Europe? That question drives this pioneering study. The core chapters of this volume, by western and local experts, examine the external and internal factors that impede or foster subregional cooperation in the Balkans and East-Central Europe, and the Caucasus. Framing the study are chapters situating these borderlands in the context of a wider Europe with an evolving security architecture.

Appendices to the volume provide maps and detailed profiles of the ten nascent subregional organizations on the European periphery.

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Reflections on Subregionalism and Wider European Security
Subregional Relations and Cooperative Initiatives
External Institutional Frameworks and Subregionalism

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