Norway, European Integration and Atlantic Security

Norway, European Integration and Atlantic Security

Hardback International Peace Research Institute

By (author) Clive Archer, By (author) Ingrid Sogner

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 22mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 24 August 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 076195967X
  • ISBN 13: 9780761959670
  • Illustrations note: tables, figures, bibliography, index

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What has been the nature of Norway's relationship with European integration and why has it been so precarious? Has Norway's association with Europe been determined more by external factors or by domestic considerations? Has Norway's dependence on the United States for its security been replaced to any great extent by a Europeanization of that security? This book seeks to answer these questions and to examine the future prospects for Norwegian membership of the European Union. Central to the book is an explanation of the paradox of Norway's close involvement with the Atlantic Alliance on the one hand, and its distance from the project of mainstream integration on the other. In exploring the new conditions under which Norway has found itself - that is, the changing basis of security policy and the widening of EU membership to include the former EFTA members - the authors consider the wider issues around the European integration process and the security options facing Europe in the post-Cold War period.

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Table of contents

Introduction PART ONE: NORWEGIAN EUROPEAN POLICY Rebuilding 1945-1961 Applying and After 1961-1977 Finding a Formula 1977-1993 Negotiating for Membership 1993-1994 Between the Negotiations and the Referendum PART TWO: NORWEGIAN ALLIANCE POLICY The Road to Alliance 1945-1949 Norway in the Cold War 1950-1962 From D[ac]etente to the End of the Cold War 1963-1989 Norway's Strategic Position after 1989 Security and the Referendum Campaign PART THREE: AFTER 'NO', WHAT? Norway Secure at the Margins? Prosperous at the Periphery? Conclusions