Northern Europe: Region of New Development
Edited by Yuri Deriabin, Natalia Antiushina
October 2008, 512 pp. (145х215 mm) Hardcover
Category: Politics / History / Social Sciences
Readership: Scholars, policymakers, students of history, political and social sciences, general public
Book focuses on so called “traditional” northern countries (Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden) which achieved leading positions in world economy thanks to some high quality dimensions of their development. Authors study different aspects of socio-economic development, formation of information society, innovations, democracy and civil society, problems of military and strategic security, participation of the region in European integration and globalization. They give detailed analysis of the peculiarities of North European model of social and economic development which can be useful for Russia. Northern Europe is of great importance for Russia as one of strategic zone of its national security. Authors investigate the potential risks of instability concerning military-political security because of the US increasing attention to this region, the NATO’s broadening, and possible Finland’s and Sweden’s membership in the Alliance.
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador, Chief of the Center for Northern Europe of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Doctor of Economics, Senior researcher of the Center for Northern Europe of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences.