One important goal in the European integration process has been the elimination of the centre–periphery dichotomy within the community and even in the whole of Europe. In this respect, the integration aimed to increase equality within Europe. To what extent has the European integration succeeded in eliminating centre–periphery division line(s) in Europe in certain particular areas is the major question to be answered in this publication.
The volume contains a collection of papers on the subject-matter mainly from a perspective of the periphery. The Introduction provides an historical and theoretical analysis about the whole issue in Europe; then eleven papers discuss the subject from various points of view. In particular, philosophical, economic and environmental papers, Estonian foreign policy studies, essays on the protection of historical minorities and an analysis on transnational space theories present how the centre–periphery dichotomy is reflected in different areas in Europe.