Chapter 1. The Nordic Region (NORDEN) - History and the Present -- Chapter 2. Norden as the Region of Cooperation -- Chapter 3. The Phenomenon of the Őresund Region -- Chapter 4. Problems and Challenges of the Nordic “welfare states.” -- Chapter 5. The Contemporary and Future Society of Norden -- Chapter 6. Social Equality in the Nordic Region -- Chapter 7. Ecology as Trademark -- Chapter 8. The region of knowledge-based economy -- Chapter 9. Energy - Political and Economic Implications for the Nordic Countries -- Chapter 10. Norden Locally and Internationally -- Chapter 11. The importance of the High North for the Nordic countries -- Chapter 12. The “export products” of North European Countries -- Chapter 13. Security Policy - the Specific Approach of Norden.-Chapter 14. Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region -- Chapter 15. Poland and the Nordic States.
This book focuses on the Nordic countries through a European perspective and wishes to draw attention to their place in the new world order. The volume emphasizes the specificity of their cooperation within the region itself as well as within the European Union, and stresses the importance of the Nordic region as an area of possibilities and tangible chances resulting from the challenges of globalization. The social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of these countries are characterized by cooperation among states, their collaboration with other regional organizations and within international projects, as well as exchange of viewpoints on the specificity of the current Norden issues. The cooperation of the Nordic countries and their inhabitants as well as migrations between the Scandinavian states have been a trademark of the common and shared history of Norden..