Enabling NATO Enlargement: Changing Constructions of the Baltic States

Malksoo, Maria (2004) Enabling NATO Enlargement: Changing Constructions of the Baltic States. Trames: Jourmal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 8 (3). pp. 284-298. ISSN 1406-0922. E-ISSN 1736-7514. (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

The current paper is a critical constructivist account of the changing Western perceptions of the Baltic states in the context of the debate over NATO enlargement. The article shows how the initial perception of the Baltic states as falling within the former Soviet Union’s sphere of legitimate interest, and therefore outside the area of potential NATO enlargement, changed in response to an American-led reconstruction of NATO’s role from that of a defensive alliance to the framework of a democratic security community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: NATO enlargement; Baltic states; critical constructivism; geopolitical identity construction; international relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Global Europe Centre
Depositing User: M. Malksoo
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 12:14 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 08:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57076 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Malksoo, Maria: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7110-2050
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