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Bridging the Iron Curtain? Cooperation around the Baltic Rim

Pertti Joenniemi


What sets the agenda around the Baltic Rim and what are its consequences in terms of political space? Various views have been figured in this debate, ranging from a "dash of civilizations" to predictions that the Baltic area will form one of the "hottest" growth regions in Europe. A variety of new spatial constructions have emerged and numerous regional acronyms and organizations have proliferated. Rich, and rather pluralist, constellations have surfaced. Although there is little to support assumptions of clearly delineated conflicts, a considerable variety of views point to a slow, but steady, pattern of integration and regionalization.

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