1st Edition

The European Union, Russia and the Shared Neighbourhood

Edited By Jackie Gower, Graham Timmins Copyright 2011
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.

    ‘Overall, this volume provides an insightful and comprehensive collection of essays on the EU, Russia and their shared neighbourhood. [...] the book is highly recommended to students and scholars interested in the EU and Russia as well as the post-Soviet space.' – Gozde Yilmaz, Freie University, Berlin, Political Studies Review, Vol 10:3, Sept. 2012