Danish Counter-Piracy Policy: a Smart State Strategy for High Politics?

This article takes its theoretical point of departure in the smart state framework developed by Grøn and Wivel in ‘Maximizing Influence in the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: From Small State Policy to Smart State Strategy’, Journal of European Integration 33(5): 523-539. This theoretical framework is further developed discussing its potential for understanding small state foreign policy choices outside the EU and the revised framework is applied on Danish counter-piracy policy, and potential lessons for other small states are discussed. Development of theoretical framework and interviews are expected to take place in the spring and summer of 2014, and the analysis and finalization of the manuscript in the latter half of 2014.

Anders Wivel and Ulrik Trolle Smed were the primary researchers on the project.


Anders Wivel
Mail: aw@ifs.ku.dk
Phone: +45 35 32 33 58