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The Land of Maybe and International Actorness: Evaluating Faroese Paradiplomacy

Hansen, Hugo Lamhauge (2017) The Land of Maybe and International Actorness: Evaluating Faroese Paradiplomacy. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:66318)

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Thesis Abstract

This thesis presents a single-country study of the Faroe Islands as a sub-state entity in international relations, asking specifically 'why and how do the Faroes conduct paradiplomacy?' Identifying the both the absence of an extensive, systematic evaluation of Faroese external relations, and the rarity of tools to study this agency, the thesis nonetheless identifies and applies a preciosely such comprehensive explanatory framework. Indeed, the thesis adopts, contextualises and completments Kuznetsov's 2015 framework, and applies it to three empirical key case studies, examining Faroese participation in UN, Nordic and Arctic for,

Overall, the thesis shows that successive Faroese governments have expanded external, paradiplomatic activity significantly since the mid-1990s in particular, and have built a foreign service in a process of pragmatic and principled state building. Drawing on the specificities of the three case studies, the thesis identifies and examines causes driving Faroese paradiplomacy; jurisdiction, the motivations, institutionalisations, attitudes of the Danish government, and considers the consequences of Faroese paradiplomacy for the Realm.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Whitman, Richard
Thesis advisor: O'Mahony, Jane
Uncontrolled keywords: Paradiplomacy, Faroes
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
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Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 12:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:53 UTC
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