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Author Möller, Frank, 1965-

Title Thinking peaceful change : Baltic security policies and security community building / Frank Möller
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007

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Description xvi, 379 pages ; 25 cm
Series Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution
Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution.
Contents Thinking peaceful change -- Karl W. Deutsch and security communities -- Adaptations -- Security and the state -- Peaceful change in the Soviet Union -- The construction of security in the Baltic states -- The Russian troop withdrawal -- National security documents -- The United States and Baltic security: friendship in a historical perspective -- The Clinton administration's policy toward the Baltic states -- Representing Russia: the politics of negative identification -- It is all about history--on the surface at least -- Security options -- A period of testing
Summary "Frank Moller explores why the states and societies of the Baltic Sea region have not evolved into a security community despite the area undergoing, since the mid-1980s, considerable change with little turmoil. This book focuses on the tensions resulting from policies in the Baltic states intended to increase both security and sovereignty. Moller shows how these states' attempts at increasing their security were intricately bound up with their efforts at autonomous nation-state building. He argues that a primary obstacle to security community building was the construction of nation-states based upon an exceedingly traditional template emphasizing the connection between the state, sovereignty, and military security. The Baltic states aspired to NATO membership amid unique challenges, such as the perceived threat of renascent Russian imperialism and the perseverance of a collective memory emphasizing anti-Soviet resistance
Moller also examines such key issues as the demise of the Soviet Union, the nonviolent withdrawal of Russian troops from the Baltic states, and U.S. foreign policy in northern Europe."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-362) and index
Subject National security -- Baltic States.
Peace-building -- International cooperation.
Baltic States -- Defenses.
LC no. 2006031892
ISBN 0815631081 cloth alkaline paper
9780815631088 cloth alkaline paper