Curtains of Iron and Gold: Reconstructing Borders and Scales of Interaction

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Heikki Eskelinen, Ilkka Liikanen, Jukka Oksa
Ashgate, 1999 - Political Science - 394 pages
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Cross-border interaction is a topical policy concern on the EU agenda, and even more so in the former socialist countries. The legacy of the Iron Curtain and the formation of a new Golden Curtain have, this book argues, profound influences on European integration and security policies. At the same time, there are new prospects in the making - the scales of cross-border interaction are changing. It is no more an issue between blocks and states only, but increasingly between regions and localities. The rise of border issues on to the political agenda has aroused interest within and across scientific disciplines - including political science, economics, sociology, geography, history and cultural studies.

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Eskelinen is of the University of Joensuu, Finland.

Liikanen is Researcher in Comparative Historical Sociology, The Karelian Institute, University of Joensuu.

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