Romanian Foreign Policy in the 1980s: Domestic—foreign Policy Linkages

  • Ronald H. Linden

Abstract

Students of Eastern Europe have always been students of linkage politics. How could they be otherwise? If one accepts James Rosenau’s original definition of linkage as “any recurrent sequence of behavior that originates in one system and is reacted to in another,” we have a concise description of the Soviet—East European interstate system of relations.1 Studies of these states have, for the most part, not elaborated theoretical formulations of this relationship, especially as it relates to foreign policies; but they have been highly sensitive nevertheless to the permeability of East European borders.2 This has typically taken the form of assessments of the impact of one or another externally-based phenomenon on the East European states. The “other system” in which these phenomena originate has usually been the Soviet Union.3 More recently, studies of the region have begun to assess the impact of various international milieux and changes therein on the East European states.4

Keywords

Permeability Europe Petroleum Hydrocarbon Coherence 

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