Teija Tiilkainen explores the areas of institutional structure of the EU, the external identity of the European Union and Finland's EU Membership through her role as research director at the Centre for European Studies. She has edited numerous international volumes within these fields.
'...in a rather unusual, even bold way...draws on the study of political ideas to explain the process of European integration and the political identity of Finland...the book helps us to capture elements of continuity and change in Finnish political culture.' European Foreign Affairs Review 'The book is worth reading for its scope alone...the books real strength is the analysis of the post-Soviet identity crisis in Finnish politics that Tiilikainen diagnoses so accurately...a broader abstract sense.' European Integration '...the book as a whole will be a work of secondary importance for students both of Finland during the Cold War and of European Integration.' The International History Review '...admirably ambitious volume...the book raise some challenging issues and is a worthy example of post-Finlandization scholarship.' Political Studies