Small States and Alliances

  • Erich Reiter
  • Heinz Gärtner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Heinz Gärtner
    Pages 1-9
  3. Stefan Bergsmann
    Pages 25-37
  4. Simon W. Duke
    Pages 39-50
  5. Christian Tuschhoff
    Pages 51-61
  6. Erwin A. Schmidl
    Pages 85-88
  7. Svend Aage Christensen
    Pages 89-100
  8. Gunnar Lassinantti
    Pages 101-111
  9. Anton Grizold, Vinko Vegiè
    Pages 145-159
  10. Heinz Gärtner, Otmar Höll
    Pages 183-194

About these proceedings


The book focuses on the relations between small states and alliances. It is on why, how and under what conditions states engage in alliances. What are the benefits and costs of alliances? How are the benefits and costs of alliances allocated among their members? What determines who allies with whom? Can small states still pursue their own security interests within an alliance? Can they even become integral part of an alliance? Scholars, practitioners, policy-makers and advisors from several countries discuss these issues. They address historical, empirical and theoretical topics and give policy recommendations.


Alliances Allianzen Cooperation Europe European Security European Union European Union (EU) Europäische Sicherheitspolitik Kleinstaaten Small States

Editors and affiliations

  • Erich Reiter
    • 1
  • Heinz Gärtner
    • 2
  1. 1.Militärwissenschaftliches BüroBundesministeriums für LandesverteidigungViennaAustria
  2. 2.Österreichisches InstitutInternationale PolitikViennaAustria

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