Are Scandinavians not Good Europeans? Their Reluctance of the Icelandic Political Elite to Participate in European Integration
Baldur Þórhallsson, Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies, University of Iceland.
This seminar will examine the reluctance of the Icelandic political elite to take part in the European project. The session will discuss Iceland’s European policy from the 1950s, the 2009 EU membership application and the freezing of the application in 2013.
1) Europe: Iceland Prefers Partial Engagement in European Integration. A short analytical paper published by the Centre for Small State Studies, June 2014.
2) Iceland’s Economic Crash and Integration Takeoff: An End to European Union Scepticism?, with Christian Rebhan in Scandinavian Political Studies, vol. 31 , no. 1, March 2011, pp. 53-73.