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A Nordic Union? A review of the Gunnar-Wetterberg-proposal

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Scholz, Thomas M.

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Abstract Aim of this paper is a review of Gunnar Wetterbergs proposal of establishing a Nordic Union between the countries of the Nordic region. Based from this concept and its origin in the contemporary context of Regionalism, European Integration and Nordism a Narratives Policy Analysis will be provided. Intentions, backgrounds and the time of this draft idea are for this purpose to be set in relation to the topic of Nordic co-operation within and beyond the European Union. Major lines in the public debate on this issue as well as its impacts have to be summarized and as far as possible practical reasons and arguments for and against an institutionalized realization of such a Nordic federation state will be discussed.
Keywords Baltic region; Scandinavia; EU policy; globalization; political history; federalism; regional integration; regionalism; European integration; cooperation; Northern Europe; EU
Classification European Politics; Area Development Planning, Regional Research
Free Keywords State-Building; Nation-Building; Nordic Union; EU-politics; Scandinavia; Baltic Sea Region; Globalization; Political History; Federalism
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
Page/Pages 42 p.
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution