1st Edition

For Security and For Peace States and Societies of the Baltic Sea Basin and the Russian-Ukrainian War

    184 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book formulates a conceptual framework to analyse the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. It examines the strategies of the Baltic states and the attitudes of the societies of the Baltic Sea basin, directed not only towards limiting the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war, but also towards restoring peace and ensuring future security in the region. It assesses the Baltic states during and after the conflict, discussing the problem of managing a coherent policy towards Russia and Ukraine, the challenges faced by states during and after the conflict, analysing the attitudes of societies and their evolution during and after the conflict.

    The volume will be of interest to scholars and researchers of European Studies and War, international relations, political science, peace and conflict studies.

    List of tables. List of contributors. List of abbreviations Introduction Part I: States and their Initiatives 1. Values and ‘Anti-values’ in Times of War and Peace 2. The Baltic Sea States in the Face of War and Peace 3. Impact of the Russian-Ukrainian War on the Baltic Area’s Economy 4. Sweden, Finland and the Russian-Ukrainian War and Prospects for Its End 5. The Vision of Peace à la Putin: Russia’s Strategic Objectives Towards the Baltic Sea States in the Context of the War in Ukraine 6. The Role of States and International Organisations in Bringing War Crimes to Account in the Context of the Russian-Ukrainian War: from Documenting Crimes to Trying War Criminals Part II Social Activism in Baltic Sea States 7. Societies of the Baltic Sea States in the Face of the Security Problem 8. Social Activism for Peace Models in the Nordic and Baltic Sea States 9. ‘When Peace Comes’: Activities Undertaken in the Baltic Region States to Preserve Ukraine’s Cultural Capital 10. ‘It’s not Our War’: Social Movements against State Involvement in Aid to Ukraine 11. Between Just and Unjust War: Social Movements in Germany and their Attitude to the Russian-Ukrainian War 12. Between Fear and Courage: Russians vis-à-vis the Oppressive State 13. Conclusions. Index.


    Jolanta Itrich-Drabarek is a political scientist and professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

    Marzena Cichosz is a political scientist, researcher, and professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Wrocław, Poland.

    Danuta Plecka is a professor at the University of Gdańsk, Poland and is Editor of the series Demokracja w Polsce po... [Democracy in Poland after…] (2005, 2007 and 2015).

    Anna Jach is a political scientist and historian; she works at the Department of Eurasian Area Studies in the Institute of Russian and East European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.