One Europe or None? Monism, Involution and Relations with Russia

Sakwa, Richard (2018) One Europe or None? Monism, Involution and Relations with Russia. Europe-Asia Studies, 70 (10). pp. 1656-1667. ISSN 0966-8136. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2018.1543762?) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The crisis in relations between Russia and the European Union (EU) is part of the broader breakdown of the post-Cold War security order. This commentary focuses on structural interpretation and identifies four interlinked processes shaping the crisis: tension between the logic of the enlargement and transformation; a dynamic of involution and resistance; the problem of monism, whereby the expanding self is unable adequately to engage with the un-integrated other; and the recent emergence of ‘other Europes’ that may potentially overcome involution. The erosion of the Atlantic system provides an opportunity for delayed institutional and ideational innovation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09668136.2018.1543762?
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Richard Sakwa
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 09:42 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:27 UTC
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