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Why is Norway Outside the European Union?

Norwegian National Identity and the Question of European Integration


Gamze Tanil

This book introduces identity politics into the analysis of international relations. Through the usage of identification approaches, combined with an extensive presentation of the specific features of Norwegian nation-building, it offers a lucid account of how Norway’s history and culture shape the prism through which many Norwegians view the merits of their country’s relations with the emerging European Union.
Gamze Tanıl studied Political Science and European Studies. She has worked as researcher and lecturer at several institutions including University of Oslo, University of Liverpool and Karlstad University. Her main research specialization is Scandinavian politics and European integration, and she is the writer of a number of influential academic papers and conference presentations on the subject. The author teaches courses on International Politics, European Politics, Scandinavian Politics and Nationalism.