Reinventing 'New' Europe: Baltic Perspectives on Transatlantic Security Reconfigurations

Malksoo, Maria, Seselgyte, Margarita (2013) Reinventing 'New' Europe: Baltic Perspectives on Transatlantic Security Reconfigurations. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 46 (3). pp. 397-406. ISSN 0967-067X. E-ISSN 0967-067X. (doi:10.1016/j.postcomstud.2013.06.006) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines the self-positioning of the three Baltic states in international politics in relation to the major structural pressures challenging the status quo of the transatlantic security configuration. The constitutive role of the Russia-Georgia war of 2008, the global economic recession, the debt crisis in the eurozone, and the shifting policy preferences and force projection of the United States towards Asia are explored as the key sources of the emerging Baltic security predicament. The empirical conclusions of the poststructuralist discourse analysis conducted for this study demonstrate how the Baltic states, in particular Estonia, have recently come to redefine the contents of ‘new’ Europe, thereby shifting the extant fault lines within the European Union.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.postcomstud.2013.06.006
Uncontrolled keywords: Baltic states; Transatlantic security relations; New Europe; Discourse analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences
J Political Science
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: M. Malksoo
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 10:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57060 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Malksoo, Maria: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7110-2050
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