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1st Edition

Small States and Security in Europe
Between National and International Policymaking

ISBN 9780367535513
Published December 29, 2021 by Routledge
252 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

Brendan Flynn

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

Claudia Morsut

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Tomáš Weiss is Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the Institute of International Studies, Charles University, Prague.

Geoffrey Edwards is Emeritus Reader in European Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies in the University of Cambridge, an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge and a Jean Monnet chair.