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Culture, Political Economy and Civilisation in a Multipolar World Order

The Case of Russia, 1st Edition

By Ray Silvius


188 pages

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This book seeks to understand how Russia’s multifaceted rejection of American unipolarity and de-territorialised neo-liberal capitalism has contributed to the gestation of the present multipolar moment in the global political economy. Analysing Western world order precepts via the actions of a powerful, albeit precarious, national political economy and state structure situated on the periphery of Western world order, Silvius explores the manner in which culture and ideas are mobilised for the purposes of national, regional and international political and economic projects in a post-global age.

The book:

  • Explains and analyses the tensions of post-Soviet Russia’s integration into, and simultaneous partial rejection of, the capitalist global political economy.
  • Provides an overview of the social, political and historical origins of Russian samobytnost’ (uniqueness) after the fall of the Soviet Union and demonstrates their significance to contemporary understandings of world order.
  • Explores how structures of cultural difference and practices of cultural differentiation interact with the normative legacies of American hegemonic aspirations in contemporary world order structures.
  • Evaluates how cultural and civilisational representations are mobilised for state-projects and their corresponding regional and international dimensions within the global political economy.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Russian Foreign Policy, IPE and comparative political economy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Methodology

Chapter 2: A Critical Historicism for Post-Soviet Russia within International Political Economy

Chapter 3: Examining Russia’s Post-Communist Transitional Political Economy

Chapter 4: The Embedding of Russian State-Sanctioned Multipolarity in the Post-Soviet Conjuncture

Chapter 5: The Russian State, Eurasianism, and Civilisations in the Contemporary Global Political Economy

Chapter 6: Aleksandr Dugin’s Eurasianism: Co-opting or Co-opted in Russia’s Putin era Civilizational Project?

Chapter 7: The Legacy of Vladislav Surkov: Regime Sanctioned Culture in the Service of National Political Economy

Chapter 8: Conclusion Appendices

About the Author

Ray Silvius is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He writes on international political economy, Russia, the emerging multipolar world order, and the political economy of refugees.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

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