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
3. Minorities as secondary foreign policy agents in peace-building and reconciliation? The case of Denmark and Germany
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
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
8. States, locals and cross-border cooperation in Kashmir: Is secondary foreign policy in making in South Asia?
Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra