Smirnova A. Peculiarities of Finnish peace organizations’ approach to NATO activities // Studia Humanitatis Borealis. 2017. Vol. 2. № 2. P. 24‒29.



Issue № 2

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Peculiarities of Finnish peace organizations’ approach to NATO activities

Smirnova
   Alexandra
junior researcher,
Petrozavodsk State University, Directorate for Academic and Scientific Research,
Petrozavodsk, Russia, alexandrasmirnova11@gmail.com
Ключевые слова:
Finland
NATO
peace organizations
peace movements
Peace Union of Finland
Finnish Peace Committee
Committee of the 100
Аннотация: Contemporary world politics demand global civil society’s active participation in solving international problems. This article examines peace organizations as specific actors of international relations. Major transformations of Finnish peace organizations as well as activists’ approach to the NATO problematics in the period between the 1980s and present time is analyzed on the basis of literature and interviews conducted. The approach of Finnish peace organizations partially reflects the dynamics of internal interaction of the peace movement and is characterized by its critical stance towards NATO. At the same time, NATO issues are not the top priority of these organizations, as their primary concern is with such issues as weapons proliferation, militarism, conflict resolution and environmental protection.

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