The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

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This book examines the development and evolution of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (formerly the CSCE) during and after the Cold War. During the Cold War, the two global superpowers were able to come together to resolve many issues of transparency and common challenges, leading to a change in European and global security. The OSCE covered the area formerly occupied by NATO and the Warsaw Pact, championing the Helsinki Final Act, which became a key international instrument to encourage peace and security. Following the end of the Cold War, the OSCE became a key institution positioned between the European Union and NATO, focusing on furthering democracy, protecting human and minority rights, and encouraging military reform in a drastically dynamic region. The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe sheds light on an institution that changed the face of global security during the Cold War and championed the rise of democratization in Central andEastern Europe as well as the former Soviet republics following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It will appeal to students, scholars and others interested in global governance, security studies, European politics, and international relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages151
ISBN (Print)9780415407632
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameRoutledge Global Institutions series


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