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The European Union, Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood

1st Edition

Edited by Jackie Gower, Graham Timmins


184 pages

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The conflict in South Ossetia in the summer of 2008 and the Ukrainian energy crisis in early 2009 served to highlight the tensions that continue to influence EU-Russia relations in regard to the region comprising the former republics of the Soviet Union or the ‘shared neighbourhood’.

This book draws together research which examines the objectives of EU and Russian foreign policy and the complexities of the security challenges in this region. Although both actors have a shared interest in cooperating to create conditions of peace and stability, we have in recent years observed the development of growing competition between the EU and Russian foreign policy agendas.

This book was based on a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Negotiation Theory and the EU: The State of the Art Andreas Dür, Gemma Mateo and Daniel C. Thomas

2. Three Islands of Knowledge about Negotiation in International Organizations John S. Odell, University of Southern California

3. Explaining the Institutional Foundations of European Union Negotiations Jonas Tallberg, University of Stockholm

4. The Impact of Institutional Environments on Negotiation Styles in EU Decision Making Jeffrey Lewis, Cleveland State University

5. Between Bargaining and Deliberation: Decision-Making in the Council of the European Union Andreas Warntjen, University of Twente

6. Actor Characteristics and Negotiation Tactics in the EU Andreas Dür and Gemma Mateo

7. Issue Characteristics, Issue Linkage, and States’ Choice of Bargaining Strategies in the European Union Heather E. McKibben, University of California, Davis

8. Deliberation in Negotiations Thomas Risse, Free University Berlin and Mareike Kleine, London School of Economics and Political Science

9. (How) Do Norms Guide Presidency Behaviour in EU Negotiations? Arne Niemann, University of Amsterdam and Jeannette Mak

10. What Factors Determine Bargaining Power and Success in EU Negotiations? Stephanie Bailer, University of Zurich

About the Editors

Jackie Gower is a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London, UK.

Graham Timmins is a specialist in German and European politics. His publications include Building a Bigger Europe: EU and NATO Enlargement in Comparative Perspective, co-authored with Martin A. Smith (Ashgate, 2000), Uncertain Europe: Building a New European Security Order, co-edited with Martin A. Smith (2001), and Russia and Europe in the Twenty-First Century: An Uneasy Partnership, co-edited with Jackie Gower (Anthem, 2007). He was awarded the honorary title of Jean Monnet Professor in European Integration Studies by the European Commission in 2002.

About the Series

Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

The Routledge Europe-Asia Studies Series focuses on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the countries of the former ‘communist bloc’ of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia. As well as providing contemporary analyses it explores the economic, political and social transformation of these countries and the changing character of their relationships with the rest of Europe and Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / State & Provincial
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National