This book explains how the internal dynamics of transition have influenced the relationship between Russia and the EU. Taking an holistic approach, the authors present a balanced analysis exploring EU, Russian and US perspectives on the Russian-EU relationship and examine a range of political, economic, business and security issues including the Northern dimension of Russian-EU relations, the Chechen situation, Russian domestic economic policy, trade, the business environment, energy and EU technical assistance. They also address such questions as:
* Will bilateral relations be achieved with a Western or Russian model?
* Who is the main driver of Russian-EU relations?
* Is Russia converging with the EU in terms of business, culture, legal environment and systems?
* Does the Russian-EU link provide a new model for EU external relations?
Table of Contents
Part I: The Introduction
Part II: Perspectives on EU-Russia Relations
Part III: EU-Russian Relations in Context
Part IV: Case Studies
Part V: Conclusion
Debra Johnson is Senior Lecturer in the Business School at the University of Hull where she teaches and writes on European and international business. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked as an economist in the energy and transport industries in the public and private sector.
Paul Robinson is Lecturer in Security Studies at the University of Hull. He has written a number of works on Russian history and on contemporary security issues. He has also worked as an executive for the British media research company, Russian Research, in Moscow.