This cross-national treatment of the foreign policies of Northern Europe—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden—is organized by substantive policy areas rather than by country, thus allowing most-similar-case analyses of several dimensions of the countries' international relations. The authors make comparisons among the countries in each area of investigation and present details of security, international development, and neighborhood and foreign policy processes. They also describe and explain international and domestic forces that shape the region's external policies. The combination of sound, empirically based data and attention to broader international and theoretical interests allows relevant comparisons with other advanced industrial states.
Also of Interest -- Introduction to North European Foreign Policies -- The Nordic Region in Twentieth-Century European Politics -- Decision Structures and Domestic Sources of Nordic Foreign Policies -- Changing Strategic Perspectives in Northern Europe -- Nordic Policies Toward International Economic Cooperation -- Nordic Policies Toward the Third World -- The Nordic Model of Neighborly Cooperation -- North European Foreign Policies in a Comparative Perspective