Europe's Last Frontier?: Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine Between Russia and the European Union

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Oliver Schmidtke, Serhy Yekelchyk, S. Yekelchyk
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - Political Science - 255 pages
Three former western Soviet republics--Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova--now find themselves torn between the European Union and the increasingly assertive Russia. This volume examines the foreign and domestic policies of these republics with an eye to the lasting legacy of Russian domination and the growing attraction of Europe.

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Oliver Schmidtke is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of History at the University of Victoria, where he also holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European History and Politics. His recent books include Of States, Rights, and Social Closure: Governing Migration and Citizenship, edited with Saime Ozcurumez (2007, in press) and Die Einhegung des Anderen. Türkische, polnische und russlanddeutsche Einwanderer in Deutschland, Klaus Eder and Valentin Rauer, co-authors (2004).
Serhy Yekelchyk is an associate professor of Slavic studies and history and chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria. His recent books include Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination (2004) and Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation (2007).