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Borders in the Baltic Sea Region

Suturing the Ruptures

Editors: Makarychev, Andrey, Yatsyk, Alexandra (Eds.)

  • Offer multidisciplinary insights into the Baltic Sea region
  • Analyses the most recent developments in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis
  • Provides critical assessments of earlier optimistic interpretations of Russia's role in the region, and problematize Russia's role as both insider and outsider
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This book focuses on the recent political trajectories within the Baltic Sea Region from one of the success stories of regionalism in Europe to a potential area of military confrontation between Russia and NATO.  The authors closely examine the following issues: new security challenges for the region stemming from Russia’s staunch anti-EU and anti-NATO polices, institutions and practices of multi-level governance in the region, and different cultural strategies that regional actors employ. The common threads of this innovative volume are issues of changing borders and boundaries in the region, and logics of inclusion and exclusion that shape its political contours. From diverse disciplinary and methodological positions the authors explain policies of specific Baltic Sea states, as well as structural matters that make them a region.    

About the authors

Dr. Andrey Makarychev is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia. His areas of expertise are political discourses, norms and identities as seen from different domestic and international perspectives. His record of previous institutional affiliations includes George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Centre for Conflict Studies (ETH, Zurich), Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), and Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University.

Dr. Alexandra Yatsyk is Visiting Researcher at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Sweden. She is also Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies of Post-Socialism and Associate Professor of the Journalism Department at Kazan Federal University, Russia. She has served and held research at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (GWU, USA), Centre for EU-Russia relations (University of Tartu, Estonia), School of Language, Translation and Literature Studies (University of Tampere, Finland), and Centre for Urban History for East Central Europe (Lviv, Ukraine). 

Reviews

“In times of increasing tensions between the EU and Russia, this volume is a must-read for those who want to keep developments in perspective. Its chapters take the Baltic Sea Region as a focal point of EU-Russia relations, and in their multidisciplinary offer fresh perspectives on a region that used to bear the promise of transcending the divides between East and West.” (Thomas Diez, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Baltic Sea Region—Scars, Seams and Stitches

    Makarychev, Andrey (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • The Baltic Sea Region: Practicing Security at the Overlap of the European and the Post-Soviet Society of States

    Linsenmaier, Thomas

    Pages 21-51

  • The Baltic Sea Region: From a Hinge Between Russia and the West to a Rhizomatic Information Channel

    Huhtinen, Aki-Mauri

    Pages 53-80

  • Security Dynamics in the Baltic Sea Region Before and After the Ukraine Crisis

    Kropatcheva, Elena

    Pages 81-100

  • Baltic Sea Region-Building: An Impossibility, or an Inability to Finish?

    Jakniūnaitė, Dovilė (et al.)

    Pages 103-124

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-352-00014-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-352-00013-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Borders in the Baltic Sea Region
Book Subtitle
Suturing the Ruptures
Editors
  • Andrey Makarychev
  • Alexandra Yatsyk
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-352-00014-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-352-00014-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-352-00013-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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