Is the Notion of Small State Still Relevant?

  • Franz von Däniken


Let me deal with this question first in a few introductory remarks, then turn to the definition of a small state. Based on the thesis that the political relevance of a country depends on its ability to cope with regional integration and international interdependence, I will ask if Switzerland should still be considered a small state. The contribution ends with some reflections on the remaining benefits of smallness.


Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Policy Regional Integration Small State Introductory Remark 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz von Däniken

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations