Half the world's sovereign states have populations of less than 5.3 million, and over 30 have populations of less than ONE million. Clearly, there is scope to consider the impact that small size and scale (of population, civil service, expertise, talent pools, ambassadorial ranks, service providers, and so on) could have on the nature of governance, politics, international relations, economic development, climate action, transportation, etc.
This interdisciplinary new series closes the gap in political and social science literature by encouraging studies on the challenges facing small states, their characteristics and their strategies, thus galvanizing scholarship in a previously neglected area. It focuses primarily on European small states, and encourages comparative studies (either among small states, or comparing small states to larger states) addressing the predicament of small size/scale affecting institutional and political dimensions.
Godfrey Baldacchino, University of Malta, Malta – [email protected]
Anna-Lena Högenauer, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg – [email protected]
Nicos Trimikliniotis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus – [email protected]