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The Resource Constructing South East Europe : The politics of Balkan regional cooperation, Dimitar Bechev, (electronic book ;)

Constructing South East Europe : The politics of Balkan regional cooperation, Dimitar Bechev, (electronic book ;)

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Constructing South East Europe : The politics of Balkan regional cooperation
Title
Constructing South East Europe
Title remainder
The politics of Balkan regional cooperation
Statement of responsibility
Dimitar Bechev
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Regional cooperation has become a distinctive feature of the Balkans, an area known for its turbulent politics. Exploring the origins and dynamics of this change, this book highlights the transformative power of the EU and other international actors.
  • "This is simply the best book out there on the Balkans' recent rebranding into Southeast Europe. Bechev has a point to make - that identity politics in the Balkans can also rhyme with peaceful cooperation. But in doing so he provides us with a systematic and balanced analysis of the various factors - internal vs external, material vs ideational - that have come into play in bringing about the current state of regional integration in Europe's southeastern corner." - Kalypso Nicolaidis, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK "Bechev's book makes a valuable contribution to the field of regional cooperation in the Balkans and comparative regionalism more broadly. Challenging the dichotomy of functionalist and ideational approaches, the study convincingly shows that both material incentives and identity politics have been advancing intergovernmental cooperation in the conflict prone Balkan region. The European Union and other external actors have not only pushed the Balkan governments towards economic and security cooperation. They have also legitimized their demands and constrained local opposition by making the commitment to regional cooperation constitutive for becoming part of Europe and the West. This book is highly relevant for understanding the prospects of regionalism in South East Europe and other regions ridden by historical conflicts and political tensions." - Tanja A. Borzel, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Center for European Integration, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany "There is no better way to grasp the EU post-national project than to look at it from Europe's geopolitical margins. Bechev's volume documents in a compelling and clear-headed fashion how the Union has wielded its symbolic and material power, in concert with the US and NATO. While this vision of a unipolar Europe in a unipolar world is now waning, Brussels will long be in the business of spreading its norms and practices towards its rediscovered Balkan marches. This book tells us the story, bringing in fascinating historical and conceptual depth to it." - Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia and Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria "Bechev's book is the first systematic study of regional cooperation in a region which moves beyond just mapping different regional organizations. Without diminishing the difficulties of regional cooperation in a region plagued by its peripheral position in Europe and numerous bi-lateral disputes, Bechev convinces us that regional cooperation has its merits and is not just a futile imposition by well-meaning great powers or international organizations" - Florian Bieber, Professor of Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, Austria
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UK-WkNB
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Bechev, Dimitar
Dewey number
327.496
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DR48
Literary form
non fiction
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  • International cooperation
  • Balkan Peninsula
Summary expansion
Regional cooperation has become a distinctive feature of Balkan politics, an area known for turbulence and ethnic conflict. Since the war in Kosovo a network of multilateral institutions, from the Regional Cooperation Council to the Energy Community, have reshaped relations between states in wider South East Europe (the Western Balkans, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Moldova). The disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s was followed by a decade of political normalization, economic growth and gradual integration into Western institutions and at the regional level. Exploring the origins and dynamics of this change, this book highlights the transformative power of the EU along with other international actors such as NATO, the US and the international financial Institutions. It highlights the historical roots of the process by looking at the Balkans' identity as a periphery of Western Europe, exposed to waves of institutional and ideological borrowings since the early 19th century
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Constructing South East Europe : The politics of Balkan regional cooperation, Dimitar Bechev, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction PART I All in the Same Boat?: Regional Interdependence and Cooperation in South East Europe Pushing for Cooperation: External Actors in Balkan Regionalism Balkans, Europe, South East Europe: Identity Politics and Regional Cooperation PART II Building up a Regional Marketplace: Economic and Functional Cooperations Defusing the Powder keg: Security Cooperation Between Lofty Rhetoric and Lingering Conflicts: Political Cooperation Conclusion: Looking at the Big Picture
Control code
9780230306318
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230239722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
2 figures, 1 maps, 17 14.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Constructing South East Europe : The politics of Balkan regional cooperation, Dimitar Bechev, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction PART I All in the Same Boat?: Regional Interdependence and Cooperation in South East Europe Pushing for Cooperation: External Actors in Balkan Regionalism Balkans, Europe, South East Europe: Identity Politics and Regional Cooperation PART II Building up a Regional Marketplace: Economic and Functional Cooperations Defusing the Powder keg: Security Cooperation Between Lofty Rhetoric and Lingering Conflicts: Political Cooperation Conclusion: Looking at the Big Picture
Control code
9780230306318
Extent
232 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230239722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
2 figures, 1 maps, 17 14.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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