Introduction: The Baltic Sea Region—Scars, Seams and Stitches

  • Andrey Makarychev
  • Klaus Segbers


This book is a result of a networked project designed and implemented by the Centre for East European Studies at the Free University in Berlin and the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science at the University of Tartu. The research agenda that gave a start to this book in 2014 focused on a variety of bordering and de-bordering practices unfolding in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), an area that is usually considered to be the most successful example of region-building in a wider Europe. In the literature, the BSR is often referred to as a model for other regions-in-the-making, located at the intersection of the EU and Russia, and a possible source of spill-over effects and sharing of best practices with other regions constituting the EU–Russia common neighbourhood.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrey Makarychev
    • 1
  • Klaus Segbers
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University BerlinBerlinGermany

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