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Nordic States: Towards Unity or Diversity?
Nordic States: Towards Unity or Diversity?

Author(s): Anna Kobierecka
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Comparative politics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek
Keywords: Nordic states; security; foreign policy; cooperation; neutrality

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to examine whether Nordic area can be regarded as a homogenous and successfully cooperating region, which is providing one unified political front. Considering many similarities between Nordic states, as for example shared values (equality, women rights, common love of democracy, peace and welfare state), one could say that Nordic states constitute a single and unitary area. What is more, the linguistic, cultural and historical closeness of those states is a fact, but at the same time many differences can be pointed, especially considering their security and foreign policies. Those aspects seem to be the main obstacle in introducing full cooperation in the region. Nevertheless, it is worth noticing that current international developments and appearance of new threats to security are influencing the Nordic states which, as a result, are changing their attitudes towards security policy. Those factors could lead to introducing new dimensions of their cooperation.

  • Issue Year: 46/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 105-120
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English