Zwischen Kooperation und Abgrenzung : die Ostgrenzen der Europäischen Union

The Eastern Border of the European Union : between Cooperation and Separation

  • Borders are a main characteristic of political entities. The separation from and the interactions with the outside environment are realised simultaenously. This is now heavily questioned in the European Union as „the first post-modern political entity“ (Ruggie). Within the EU we have observed a process of „de-bordering“ and growing transborder cooperation. Simultaneously, the question of the external border of the EU is raised as a political and mental issue. Deepening of the present EU leads to the fostering of the external borders - this is the lesson of the last 10 years. This can be also observed at the EU’s Eastern border - after the „first Eastern enlargement“ in the context of German reunification in 1990 - to the Oder/Neisse. The article discusses the historic developments and specific challenges of this border line and argues for cooperative external borders of the EU.

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Author:Raimund KrämerGND
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1999
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2006/08/09
Source:WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik und vergleichende Studien. - 22 (1999). - S. 9 - 26
RVK - Regensburg Classification:MA 8157
Organizational units:Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Sozialwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Zeitschriften / WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, ISSN 0944-8101 / Die Ostgrenze der EU 22 (1999)
Notes extern:erschienen in: WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik und vergleichende Studien. - 22 (1999)
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