Misunderstanding Russia: Russian Foreign Policy and the West

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jul 28, 2014 - Political Science - 178 pages
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Well argued and balanced, Leichtova provides an alternative and more constructive understanding of what drives Russian foreign policy. The book is based on the concepts of constructivism and orientalism in international relations to analyse the policies of the Russian Federation, whilst highlighting that Russian foreign policy is complex phenomenon constructed from internal as well as external developments, perceptions and expectations.
 

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Contents

ideological Foundations of russian Foreign Policy
17
analysis of Key Foreign Policy documents of the russian
39
The West as Most Significant Other in Russian Foreign Policy
67
With the West against the West With china for a great russia
95
russia under construction
151
List of References
157
Index
167
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About the author (2014)

Magda Leichtova is Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Her research focuses on the Russian transformation, Russian foreign policy and International Relations theories. She was the Project Leader for the ESF grant on modernizing teaching methods and the Principal Investigator in several research projects. She has been Deputy Head of Department since 2011.