This book studies how domestic contestation influences the security policy of small states within the European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
A multinational group of expert contributors consider how domestic contestation is translated into small states’ foreign policies, how membership of international organisations alters attitudes to security policy in small states and how patterns of small states’ behaviour across domestic traditions, security cultures and geographical location can be identified. Anchored in new institutionalism, the book explores the influence of international organisations on security policies and the tensions created by connecting four strands of literature, on Europeanisation, on the impact of and on institutions, on the way foreign and security policy is made, and the security/strategic culture of small states.
It will be of interest to all scholars and students of international relations, security studies, EU studies, area studies and politics.
Chapter 1 – Introduction: Small states in European Security
Tomáš Weiss and Geoffrey Edwards
Chapter 2 – Towards a Framework for Analysis: Facing the Pressures of Internationalisation and Securitisation
Tomáš Weiss, Lucie Kadlecová and Ondřej Ditrych
Part I Strategic culture or individual influence
Chapter 3 – Strategic Culture and Small States: From Norm Breakers to Norm Takers to Norm Shapers
Jan Niklas Rolf
Chapter 4 – Small and Impressionable? Strategic Cultures of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in Evolving International Contexts
Jan Beneš and Tomáš Karásek
Chapter 5 – Domestic Contestations in Lithuania’s Foreign and Security Policy: Who Calls the Shots?
Gerda Jakštaitė-Confortola and Ausra Park
Part II Participation in overseas missions
Chapter 6 – The Netherlands’ approach to EU CSDP and UN Peacekeeping Operations: Assessing a "Big Small Power" in European and Global Security
Joachim A. Koops and Sophie L. Vériter
Chapter 7 – Only just making up the numbers? Understanding European small state participation in multilateral maritime security operations
Part III Relations to big players
Chapter 8 – From rebellious and reluctant allies to reliant partners: Denmark and Iceland in the transatlantic relationship
Anders Wivel, Baldur Thorhallsson and Sverrir Steinsson
Chapter 9 – Small Country and European Security: The Case of Bulgarian-Russia Relations since 2014
Jean F. Crombois
Chapter 10 – "Estonisation" and its limits: threat perceptions and integration in the EU and NATO
Laure Delcour and Sandra Fernandes
Part IV Internal security
Chapter 11 – Latvia’s and Luxembourg’s EU Council presidencies in the formulation of the Refugee Relocation Scheme: between national and international policymaking
Maria Chiara Vinciguerra
Chapter 12 – Europeanisation of Non-military Dimensions of Security. The Case of Norway