Index of back issues
Contents of issue No 13, October 1999
- Aftermath of Kosovo: Europe takes military route to security
Values may be universal but the power to decide on actions of war is the privilege of countries whose historical, political and economic power sets them apart from the rest of the international community. They have the privilege to define when a humanitarian crisis calls for action and what form that action should take.
- When seeing is believing but only half the story by Annika Sandlund
The refugees were not the root problem, they were the logical by-product of the way we chose to fight the war, high up in the air, unable to control the slaughter, the human rights abuses, the ethnic cleansing, the hell created by ruthless political leadership. Now the refugees are back, but the root causes are all still there.
- When journalists become carriers of war by Eeva Lennon
How does the media influence or distort our perception of war in general and of Kosovo in particular? What drives the media and does the media influence or is it manipulated by government?
- Can the Nordic region show the way for Kosovo?
In an analysis about the Kosovo peace process, Martin Woollacott singles out Scandinavia as "a region which has dealt with its disputes in an exemplary way" (The Guardian, 4 June 1999).
- Changing EU voting rules would be undemocratic
by Hannu Reime
There exists an almost universal consensus according to which smaller member states like Finland, Ireland and other countries of similar size have too much relative power in the top echelons of the EU. A new study shows, however, that this view is based on a serious misconception.
- Power of big EU countries raises questions
Professor Esko Antola thinks that the big member countries of the EU have begun a process "which aims to change the power relationship between small and big countries".
- Nordic approaches to European unity, Book review
by Laura Ferreira-Pereira
Christine Ingebritsen, The Nordic States and European Unity, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998.
- The Finnish woman's success story -- an idyll of equality? Book review by Vellamo Vehkakoski (October 1999)
Satu Apo et al: Women in Finland. Otava 1999. Edited by Päivi Lipponen and Päivi Setälä.
- A damn good hockey player, Editorial by Panu Minkkinen