Tag Archives: Identity

Crossing the Baltic’s Survey: Baltic Sea Region – Phantom or Reality?

What is the Baltic Sea Region? How can we best define it? Does the region actually exist or is it just a spatial construct? And is there a common Baltic Sea Region identity? These are just a few examples of questions that occur again and again as part any discussion about the Baltic Sea Region. […]

One Baltic Sea Region – Possibility or Dream?

A review of the One BSR final conference in Helsinki ’The Region is chasing a Phantom’ Anthony Jay, Council of the Baltic Sea States by Kerli Kirsimaa The closing event of the One Baltic Sea Region Project[1], a two-year venture as part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, was held on 4th […]

Democracy in a clergyman’s attire? Gender and Catholicism in Poland

by Hannah Phillips ‘In times of oppression the struggle for independence is considered a serious matter, and the fight for women’s rights is not… It took some time before I realized that democracy in Poland has a masculine gender’ – Marion Janion (Conference of Polish Women, 2009) Last month, in defiance of Poland’s Conservative Catholic right, Poland’s […]

Hello Scandinavia! Will Edinburgh soon be on the Baltic rim? – A response to the SNP’s idea of an independent Scandinavian Scotland

by Anna-Cara Keim On December 5th the British newspaper The Independent published information about a Scottish government document revealing that, upon a Scottish independence, the current government in Edinburgh wants Scotland to “become Scandinavian”. The idea is to build closer ties with Scandinavia and North Eastern Europe. Additional plans suggest that Scotland should join the […]

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