Vulnerabilities and Opportunities
Edited by Harald Baldersheim and Michael Keating
Small States in the Modern World comprehensively assesses the different modes of adaptation by small states in response to the security and economic vulnerabilities posed by global change. It uses a diverse collection of case studies to explore the complexities of change and to place them in their temporal and geographical context.
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- Small States in the Modern World Vulnerabilities and Opportunities
- Preface: outline of the issues
- Chapter 1: The political economy of small states in Europe
- Chapter 2: Small states and security: does size still matter?
- Chapter 3: Do small states need shelter? The economic and political turmoil in Iceland
- Chapter 4: Small states in EU decision-making: how can they be effective?
- Chapter 5: Small if needed, big if necessary: small member states and the EU’s diplomatic system in Kiev
- Chapter 6: Political mechanics of smallness: the Baltic states as small states in the European Parliament
- Chapter 7: Small-state Scandinavia: social investment or social democracy?
- Chapter 8: Small nation versus small states: the case of Quebec
- Chapter 9: Scotland as a potential small state
- Chapter 10: The state that reinvented itself: New Zealand’s transition to the market competition state
- Chapter 11: Small states and national elites in a neoliberal era
- Chapter 12: Small state, huge assets: the problem of fiscal discipline in an oil-rich country – the case of Norway
- Chapter 13: Conclusions
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