1st Edition

Secondary Foreign Policy in Local International Relations Peace-building and Reconciliation in Border Regions

Edited By Martin Klatt, Birte Wassenberg Copyright 2018
    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book collects eight case studies on how regional and local government and non-political stakeholders can contribute to reconciliation, peace-building and cooperation across borders. The chapters were originally published in a special issue of Regional & Federal Studies.  

    1. Secondary foreign policy: Can local and regional cross-border cooperation function as a tool for peace-building and reconciliation?

    Martin Klatt and Birte Wassenberg

    2. Secondary foreign policy as a peace-building tool: A European model? The contribution of cross-border cooperation to reconciliation and stability in Europe

    Birte Wassenberg

    3. Minorities as secondary foreign policy agents in peace-building and reconciliation? The case of Denmark and Germany

    Martin Klatt

    4. Secondary foreign policy activities in Third sector cross-border cooperation as conflict transformation in the European Union: The cases of the Basque and Irish borderscapes

    Cathal McCall and Xabier Itçaina

    5. Reconciliation through Europeanization: Secondary foreign policy in the German–Polish borderlands

    Elżbieta Opiłowska

    6. Cross-border cooperation as a reconciliation tool: Example from the East Czech-Polish borders

    Hynek Böhm and Emil Drápela

    7. ‘Secondary foreign policy’ through the prism of cross-border governance in the US–Canada Pacific Northwest border region

    Bruno Dupeyron

    8. States, locals and cross-border cooperation in Kashmir: Is secondary foreign policy in making in South Asia?

    Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra


    Martin Klatt is an Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg.

    Birte Wassenberg is a Jean Monnet Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, University of Strasbourg, France.