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The EU and Russia: Prospects for Cohabitation in the contested region

Korosteleva, Elena (2015) The EU and Russia: Prospects for Cohabitation in the contested region. In: Lane, David and Samokhvalov, Vsevolod, eds. The Eurasian Project and Europe: Regional Discontinuities and Geopolitics. Palgrave, pp. 187-203. ISBN 978-1-137-47295-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper uses the Foucauldian premise of governmentality and the ‘analytics of government’ framework to understand how different modalities of power – of the EU and Russia’s Eurasia – relate, intersect and become inextricable in their exercise of governance over the contested Eastern Partnership region. By examining differing forms of power modalities, supported by first-hand evidence, this paper contends that both power-centres hitherto acted unilaterally, without acknowledging the interests of the other, and especially those of the third parties - Ukraine and the Eap region more broadly. This, instead of forging a more committed choice, pushed the neighbourhood in a situation of ‘no-choice’ – a security dilemma, which removes freedom and rationality of decision-making from the process, and generates resistance and instability in the longer term.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Global Europe Centre
Depositing User: Elena Korosteleva
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 13:36 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 15:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50239 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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