Regional Cooperation and International Organizations: The Nordic Model in Transnational Alignment

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book explores the roles of national actors within international organizations, with particular emphasis on the collaborative approach adopted by Nordic governments and associations. Analyzing Nordic regional cooperation within international organizations, this volume seeks to shed light on the politics of alignment and distinct macro-regional identity-building in international arenas. Exploring the middle ground between the national and the international, contributors discuss how Nordic governments and associations have successfully created and used the image of a distinct group within the international system and where they have failed. Presenting a richer picture of international and transnational relations, the volume#xE2;#xAC;"s features include: a key focus on the #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;Nordic model#xE2;#xAC;" with its schism in regard to the EU studies on cooperation between governments and within civil society, including trade unions and anti-EU movements contributions from Nordic and international experts highly respected in their fields Seeking to move beyond neo-realist and cosmopolitan approaches in international studies, Regional Cooperation and International Organizationswill be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, regionalism, Nordic studies, and Transnationalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Transnational Nordic Alignment in Stormy Waters
The Development Of Nordic Cooperation In World Affairs
G++Blue-eyed AngelsG++ at the League of Nations: The Genevese Construction of Norden
Nordic Cooperation in the United Nations during the First Cold War: Between Internationalism and Realpolitik
Nordic Cooperation In Given Policy Fields
The Nordic Model and the International Labour Organization
The G++Nordic GroupG++ in UNESCO: Informal and practical cooperation within the politics of knowledge
Nordic Cooperation in Providing Development Aid
Nordic Cooperation In A European Context
Efta 1959G++72: An Exercise in Nordic Cooperation and Conflict
The Nordic States and the European Security and Defence Policy: National, Nordic or European?
Nordic and NordicG++Baltic Cooperation in the Council of Europe: A Force in Promoting Common Values
Nordic NGO Cooperation In European And World Affairs
European Integration and Nordic Trade Unions
Anti-EU Movements and Nordic Cooperation
Nordic Cooperation for WomenG++s Empowerment: The Role of WomenG++s Organizations
Nordic Communists in the Communist International
Epilogue: The G++Alpine SystemG++: Creating Space for Regional Cooperation
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