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Author Busygina, Irina.

Title Russia-EU Relations and the Common Neighborhood : Coercion vs. Authority.

Publication Info. Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (251 pages).
Series Post-Soviet Politics
Post-Soviet politics.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Endorsement; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: And yet another book ; Reference; 1 Forms of power in international relations; Lake's distinction between authority and coercion; The pillars of authority; Why use coercion: benefits, costs and risks; Economic sanctions: coercion, available to all; References; 2 State-building in Russia and the choice for coercion in external relations; State-building by authoritarian rulers; Putin's conception of the Russian state; Yeltsin's legacy.
Putin comes into office: accumulating resourcesNation-building as part of the state-building project; The external dimension of state-building and the use of coercion; Notes; References; 3 Multilevel arrangements in EU external relations: Stimulating authority, constraining coercion ; Multilevel governance interplay in the EU; Europeanization through conditionality; The "golden carrot" of membership; Economic coercion: the effects of multilevel governance; Note; References; 4 Russia and the EU: From failed authority to mutual coercion ; The '90s: failure of authority.
2000-2014: the foundation of a new status quoFrom 2014 onwards: coercion against coercion; Notes; References; 5 Russia and the EU: No winners in the common neighborhood ; Russia: why building a coalition is so important; EU: modest offers produce modest results; Russia, the EU and the choices of "common neighborhood" countries; Notes; References; 6 Belarus: Strangulation in a fraternal embrace ; The "Belarusian system"-how and why does it persist?; Russia and Belarus: in a fraternal embrace; EU-Belarus: very few "points of entry"; Bat'ka Lukashenka: a hostage to his own image; Notes.
Bibliography References7 Georgia: The story of one coercion and two authorities ; Georgia: national context; Russia-Georgia: costs and benefits of using coercion; The story of two authorities; Is Georgia still exceptional?; Notes; References; 8 Ukraine: The "battlefield" ; National context: much ado about nothing?; "My brother, my enemy"; EU: the Ukrainian dilemma; Ukraine: a "coherent" foreign policy?; Note; References; 9 Turkey: Not-so-terrible coercion, not-so-needed authority ; The Turkish model: Did it ever exist? Does it now?; Russia and Turkey: the "carrot and stick" policy.
Contents EU and Turkey: Is the game lost? What next?The limits to swinging, or who wants Turkey; Notes; References; Conclusion: Russia's "coercive attractiveness" and the EU's "global mission" in maintaining authority relations ; References; Index.
Summary Examining Russia-EU relations in terms of the forms and types of power tools they use, this book argues that the deteriorating relations between Russia and the EU lie in the deep differences in their preferences for the international status quo. These different approaches, combined with economic interdependence and geographic proximity, means both parties experience significant difficulties in shaping strategy and formulating agendas with regards to each other. The Russian leadership is well aware of the EU's "authority orientation" but fails to reliably predict foreign policy at the EU level, whilst the EU realizes Russia's "coercive orientation" in general, but cannot predict when and where coercive tools will be used next. Russia is gradually realizing the importance of authority, while the EU sees the necessity of coercion tools for coping with certain challenges. The learning process is ongoing but the basic distinction remains unchanged and so their approaches cannot be reconciled as long as both actors exist in their current form. Using a theoretical framework and case studies including Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine, Busygina examines the possibilities and constraints that arise when the "power of authority" and the "power of coercion" interact with each other, and how this interaction affects third parties.-- Provided by Publisher.
Subject Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations.
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Former Soviet republics.
Former Soviet republics -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
European Union countries. (OCoLC)fst01269470
Russia (Federation) (OCoLC)fst01262050
Soviet Union -- Former Soviet republics. (OCoLC)fst01262458
Other Form: Print version: Busygina, Irina. Russia-EU Relations and the Common Neighborhood : Coercion vs. Authority. Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017 9781138215467
ISBN 9781315443942
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