Baltic Sea Politics: A Brief Introduction

The Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS), founded on March 6, 1992, consists of eleven states (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden) plus the European Union. In this course, we will consider the politics of the Baltic Sea region, with a focus on the history, structures, and functions of the CBSS. We will also analyse how three CBSS priority areas (Regional Identity; Safe and Secure Region; and Sustainable and Prosperous Region) aim to address various areas of policy concern, such as: environment, economic development, entrepreneurship, education, culture, civil security, children’s rights and human trafficking.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


SUGGESTED READING
Marko Joas, Detlef Jahn and Kristine Kern (eds.), Governing a Common Sea: Environmental Policies in the Baltic Sea Region (Oxford, England: Earthscan, 2008).


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The history of the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
  • The structures of the CBSS.
  • The functions of the CBSS.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the history of the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
  2. Comprehend the structures of the CBSS.
  3. Appreciate the contributions of the CBSS to Baltic Sea politics.
$22 Limited

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