New Security Challenges

The European Neutrals and NATO

Non-alignment, Partnership, Membership?

Editors: Cottey, Andrew (Ed.)

  • Offers first detailed comparative analysis of the partnership between the main European neutral states and NATO
  • Explores different explanations of the European neutral states' foreign and security policy choices 
  • Analysis is supported by case studies written by leading experts 
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This book provides the first detailed comparative analysis of the unusual partnership between the main European neutral states and NATO. Neutrality and alliance membership are fundamentally incompatible, but through the vehicle of NATO’s post-Cold War partnerships the European neutral states and NATO have found a way to bridge this gap and cooperate with one another. Based on case studies of Austria, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland written by leading experts, this book explores the detail of each country’s relationship with NATO, the factors shaping those relationships and whether any of these states are likely to abandon neutrality and join NATO. The book also contributes to broader work on foreign policy by exploring different explanations of the European neutral states’ foreign and security policy choices.

This book will be of interest to scholars of the European neutral states, NATO and European security, as well as to those interested in understanding the dynamics behind states foreign policy choices.

About the authors

Andrew Cottey is Senior Lecturer and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, Department of Government, University College Cork, Ireland. His research focuses on European security and his publications include Security in 21st Century Europe (Palgrave Macmillan).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: The European Neutral States

    Cottey, Andrew

    Pages 1-20

  • European Neutrality in Historical Perspective

    Cottey, Andrew

    Pages 21-44

  • NATO’s Partnerships

    Cottey, Andrew

    Pages 45-72

  • ‘The Allied Partner’: Sweden and NATO Through the Realist–Idealist Lens

    Petersson, Magnus

    Pages 73-96

  • Finland and NATO: Strategic Choices and Identity Conceptions

    Forsberg, Tuomas

    Pages 97-127

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59524-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £101.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59523-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Neutrals and NATO
Book Subtitle
Non-alignment, Partnership, Membership?
Editors
  • Andrew Cottey
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59524-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59524-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59523-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 237
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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