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Local Resistance, National Identity and Global Swings in Post-Soviet Estonia
Estonia is a border nation as all nations are. Borders form an inside and outside. They can be crossed. All borders are fragile, shiftable, permeable, transgressable and invadable. Estonians knowsExpand
What Kind of Border Regime is in the Making?
The recent round of enlargement has provided new impetus for the study of European Union (EU) external borders. This article conceptualizes the emerging European border regime as a composite policy,Expand
Identity and Institutions Shaping Cross-border Co-operation at the Margins of the European Union
Abstract This paper seeks to synthesize different theoretical approaches in studying cross-border co-operation (CBC) while considering institutionalization and identity-building as the two majorExpand
Examining Power-sharing in Persistent Conflicts: De Facto Pseudo-statehood versus de JureQuasi-federalism
The reasons that explain the failures in power-sharing lie in the notions of sovereignty and territoriality and their applications in the (post-)modern world. While territory is largely perceived asExpand
Writing post-Soviet Estonia on to the world map
Abstract In recent literature, many conventional geopolitical theories have been pushed aside as nationalistic visions, self-deceiving myths or simple expressions of capricious human will. ManyExpand
Forms of Normalisation in the Quest for De Facto Statehood
De facto states are political entities unable to achieve widespread recognition of their sovereignty that therefore remain largely or totally unrecognised by the international society of sovereignExpand
Who is entitled to 'earn sovereignty'?: Legitimacy and regime support in Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh
Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh are internationally unrecognised political entities, or so-called de facto states, that have emerged as a result of the incomplete and contested state-formation of theirExpand
Scrutinizing a Policy of “Engagement Without Recognition”: US Requests for Diplomatic Actions With De Facto States
De facto states are conventionally perceived as illegal entities, usually ignored by the rest of the world and therefore also isolated and severely sanctioned in most cases. We investigate USExpand
Merging Together or Drifting Apart? Revisiting Political Legitimacy Issues in Cyprus, Moldova, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
One way to approach conflict management is to use a four-dimensional political legitimacy criterion, which could set the agenda for enhancing peace prospects in Cyprus, Moldova and Bosnia andExpand
Identity and Foreign Policy: Baltic-Russian Relations and European Integration
Contents: Incompatible identities? Baltic-Russian relations and the EU as an arena for identity conflict, Piret Ehin and Eiki Berg Imperial legacy and the Russian-Baltic relations: from conflictingExpand