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Why did Greece block the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?: an analysis of Greek foreign policy behaviour shifts

Kechagiaras, Yannis (2012) Why did Greece block the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?: an analysis of Greek foreign policy behaviour shifts. GreeSE papers, 58. London School of Economics and Political Science, Hellenic Observatory, London, UK.

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Abstract

This essay analyses shifts in Greek foreign policy behaviour with regard to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from the early 1990s to the late 2000s, with a particular emphasis on the 2008 NATO Bucharest Summit. In this paper, I attempt to provide an understanding of foreign policy decisions that examines the interplay of all the international, domestic and individual levels of analysis. Two parallel analyses take place: first, a historical analysis, showing how international threats/opportunities and domestic variables shape the strategic adjustments of the Greek Foreign Policy Executives (FPE); secondly, an intuitive analysis of the rationale behind the ‘Greek blocking’ based on the role of ‘permeable’ perceptions of Greeks on security, (negotiating) power and national interest.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/h...
Additional Information: © The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 58
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 11:31
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42928/

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