Russia and Europe in the Twenty-first Century: An Uneasy Partnership

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Jackie Gower, Graham Timmins
Anthem Press, 2007 - History - 305 pages
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How can we best understand Russia's relationship with Europe today? Is Russia a European country? What binds us together and divides us? And is there a viable basis for cooperation? Is Russia a friend, a partner, a neighbour or a foe to Europe? This book brings together an impressive group of academic specialists and practitioners to provide a timely and important study of these complex questions. The recognition of mutual dependency, it is argued, needs to be qualified by a range of political, economic and normative tensions which make this a problematic and frequently turbulent relationship. There has never been a more important time to understand Russia's relationship with Europe and it is the subsequent sense of unease both in Russia and Europe which provides the focus for this investigation and which will make it of use to specialist and general readers alike.

 

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Contents

Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Policy towards
1
The Normalization of Russian Politics and Europe
23
The Russian Elite Perspective on European Relations
41
Chapter 4 Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Formulation
57
Russias Regions in Shaping National Foreign Policy
75
The Russian Military and European Security Cooperation
89
Rhetoric
111
The Role of Norms and Values in the European Unions
133
GermanRussian Bilateral Relations and EU Policy
169
France and Russia in Pursuit
185
The New Eastern Member
207
Negotiating
229
Chapter 14 The Economic Relationship between Russia and the
247
Russia and the European Security Governance Debate
267
An Uneasy Partnership
289
Inaex
301

Progress or Process? 149
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About the author (2007)

Jackie Gower is a visiting lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. Previously she taught at the University of Kent where she is still an Honorary Research Fellow.

Graham Timmins is Jean Monnet Professor in European Integration Studies at the University of Stirling.

The Right Honourable Lord Robertson was the Secretary-General of the NATO, between October 1999 and early January 2004; he succeeded Javier Solana in that position. He served as Defence Secretary for the UK from 1997 to 1999, before taking up his NATO position and becoming a life peer as Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, of Islay in Argyll and Bute.