This book explores the roles of national actors within international organizations, with particular emphasis on the collaborative approach adopted by Nordic governments and associations.
Analyzing Nordic regional cooperation within international organizations, this volume seeks to shed light on the politics of alignment and distinct macro-regional identity-building in international arenas. Exploring the middle ground between the national and the international, contributors discuss how Nordic governments and associations have successfully created and used the image of a distinct group within the international system and where they have failed. Presenting a richer picture of international and transnational relations, the volume’s features include:
Seeking to move beyond neo-realist and cosmopolitan approaches in international studies, Regional Cooperation and International Organizations will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, regionalism, Nordic studies, and Transnationalism.
Introduction: Transnational Nordic Alignment in Stormy Waters Norbert Götz and Heidi Haggrén Part 1: The Development Of Nordic Cooperation In World Affairs C2. ‘Blue-eyed Angels’ at the League of Nations: The Genevese Construction of Norden Norbert Götz C3. Nordic Cooperation in the United Nations during the First Cold War: Between Internationalism and Realpolitik Kristine Midtgaard Part 2: Nordic Cooperation In Given Policy Fields C4. The Nordic Model and the International Labour Organization Pauli Kettunen C5. The ‘Nordic Group’ in UNESCO: Informal and practical cooperation within the politics of knowledge Heidi Haggrén C6. Nordic Cooperation in Providing Development Aid Sunniva Engh and Helge Pharo Part 3: Nordic Cooperation In A European Context C7. Efta 1959–72 : An Exercise in Nordic Cooperation and Conflict Thorsten B. Olesen C8. The Nordic States and the European Security and Defence Policy: National, Nordic or European? Clive Archer C9. Nordic and Nordic–Baltic Cooperation in the Council of Europe: A Force in Promoting Common Values Kjell M. Torbiörn Part 4: Nordic NGO Cooperation In European And World Affairs C10. European Integration and Nordic Trade Unions Lars Magnusson and Sofia Murhem C11. Anti-EU Movements and Nordic Cooperation Carsten Schymik C12. Nordic Cooperation for Women’s Empowerment: The Role of Women’s Organizations Kerstin Rydbeck C13. Nordic Communists in the Communist International Tauno Saarela C14. Epilogue: The ‘Alpine System’: Creating Space for Regional Cooperation Norbert Götz