Small talk

Is looking at the size of a country a meaningful method of comparison and analysis?

Europe is full of small states and its library shelves carry a vast amount of literature about individual small countries. Yet, according to the editors of “Small states in Europe”, political scientists and scholars of international relations have neglected small states as a group and have made little comparative study of the challenges they face or of the interests and strategies they pursue. This is the gap that the book aims to fill. 

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