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The Challenges of a Changing Eastern Neighbourhood

Korosteleva, Elena (2017) The Challenges of a Changing Eastern Neighbourhood. In: Schumacher, Tobias and Marchetti, Andreas and Demmelhuber, Thomas, eds. Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-1-138-91372-1. E-ISBN 978-1-315-69124-4. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:61828)

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The chapter examines challenges posed by the changing eastern region to the EU’s eastward foreign policy. It argues that while the EU has been reflective of its approach to the neighbourhood, it still struggles to understand and engage with the increasing complexities of the region. These in particular include the rise of the Eurasian Economic Union and the neighbours’ strong preference for developing complementarity between the EU and Russia’s region-building initiatives. Furthermore, the chapter contends that it is precisely the lack of positive othering involving recognition and engagement between the EU and Russia, and the wider region that prevents the development of more sustainable and effective policies towards the region.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Eu foreign policy; EU governance; Eastern region, European Neighbourhood policy; partnership
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Elena Korosteleva
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 11:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 10:55 UTC
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