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EU-Russia relations in crisis : understanding diverging perceptions

Casier, Tom and DeBardeleben, Joan, eds. (2017) EU-Russia relations in crisis : understanding diverging perceptions. Routledge Studies in European Foreign Policy . Routledge, 252 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-21506-1. E-ISBN 978-1-315-44456-7. (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) (KAR id:54883)

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Relations between the EU and Russia have been traditionally and predominantly studied from a one-sided power perspective, in which interests and capabilities are taken for granted. This book presents a new approach to EU–Russia relations by focusing on the role of images and perceptions, which can be major obstacles to the enhancement of relations between both actors. By looking at how these images feature on both sides (EU and Russia), on different levels (bilateral, regional, multilateral) and in different policy fields (energy, human rights, regional integration, multilateral institutions), the book seeks to reintroduce a degree of sophistication into EU–Russia studies and provide a more complete overview of different dimensions of EU–Russia relations than any book has done to date. Taking social constructivist and transnational approaches, interests and power are not seen as objectively given, but as socially mediated and imbued by identities. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of European Foreign Policy, Eastern Partnership, Russian Foreign Policy and more broadly to European and EU Politics/Studies, Russian Studies, and International Relations.

Item Type: Edited book
Projects: Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group ‘EU-Russia relations: developing a transnational perspective’ (EURUTN)
Uncontrolled keywords: Russia, European Union, perceptions, identities, Constructivism
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] European Commission
Depositing User: Tom Casier
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 10:55 UTC
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