New short analytical papers focusing on small states

The Centre for Small State Studies (CSSS) at the University of Iceland has launched a new publication series in which contemporary academic research concerning small states is introduced in a succinct and coherent manner. These short analytical papers are aimed at journalists, bureaucrats, embassy staff and all those interested in learning about new research in the field of small state studies.

The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland was awarded a Centre of Excellence grant from the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme in 2013. The Centre for Small State Studies has thus become a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. With regard to the grant, the Centre aims at strengthening interdisciplinary research concerning small states and their role in international society.

Three short analytical papers are now available online at the Centre for Small State Studies website under publications. Baldur Þórhallsson, Professor of Political Science, is the author of the short paper Europe: Iceland Prefers Partial Engagement in European Integration and Alyson Bailes, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, is the author of two short papers: Nordic Cooperation in Civil Emergencies and Nordic and Arctic Affairs: Why is ‘West Nordic’ Cooperation in Fashion?

More short analytical papers in the “Small State Briefs” series will be published in the coming weeks and months.