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Decentring the West from Within: Estonian Discourses on Russian Democracy

Malksoo, Maria (2013) Decentring the West from Within: Estonian Discourses on Russian Democracy. In: Morozov, Viatcheslav, ed. Decentring the West: The Idea of Democracy and the Struggle for Hegemony. Ashgate (now Routledge, Taylor and Francis Ltd), Farnham, UK, pp. 157-173. ISBN 978-1-315-57609-1. (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 chapter traces the Estonian discursive dynamics on the contemporary Russian version of democracy after Estonia's accession to the EU in 2004. It puts forth an argument that securitising the twisted democratic model of today's Russia enables Estonia to present itself as an exemplary part of the Western democratic tradition, which is simultaneously portrayed as being on the defensive, attacked by the 'alien', or at least substantively different, Russian Other through its attempts to hijack the form and language of democracy and fill them with undemocratic contents.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: postructuralism; identity; discourse analysis; democracy; Russia; Estonia; mimicry, securitisation; orientalisation
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
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: M. Malksoo
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 12:39 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57078 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Malksoo, Maria: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7110-2050
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