The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations offers a comprehensive overview of the changing dynamics in relations between the EU and Russia provided by leading experts in the field.
Coherently organised into seven parts, the book provides a structure through which EU-Russia relations can be studied in a comprehensive yet manageable fashion. It provides readers with the tools to deliver critical analysis of this sometimes volatile and polarising relationship, so new events and facts can be conceptualised in an objective and critical manner. Informed by high-quality academic research and key bilateral data/statistics, it further brings scope, balance and depth, with chapters contributed by a range of experts from the EU, Russia and beyond. Chapters deal with a wide range of policy areas and issues that are highly topical and fundamental to understanding the continuing development of EU-Russia relations, such as political and security relations, economic relations, social relations and regional and global governance.
The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations aims to promote dialogue between the different research agendas in EU-Russia relations, as well as between Russian and Western scholars and, hopefully, also between civil societies. As such, it will be an essential reference for scholars, students, researchers, policymakers and journalists interested and working in the fields of Russian politics/studies, EU studies/politics, European politics/studies, post-Communist/post-Soviet politics and international relations.
The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations is part of a mini-series Europe in the World Handbooks examining EU-regional relations established by Professor Wei Shen.
Introduction - Through a Handbook: The Study of EU–Russia Relations
Tatiana Romanova and Maxine David
Part 1: Evolving Relations
1. The History of Russia-European Union Relations
Konstantin Khudoley and Мaciej□Raś
2. The Dynamics of State and Societal Actors in Russia’s Policy on the EU
3. Intra-European Union Dynamics: The Interplay of Divergences and Convergences
4. The Normative Deadlock in EU–Russia Relations: Hegemony without Influence
5. Ideas and Normative Competition in EU-Russian Relations
Part 2: Theories, Methods and Learning
6. Realism and the Study of EU–Russian Relations
Nicholas Ross Smith and Anastassiya Yuchshenko
7. Power in EU–Russia Relations: More than Meets the Eye
10. Methods of Economic Analysis
11. Constructivism in the Study of EU–Russian Relations
12. The EU–Russia Relationship through the Lens of Postcolonial Theory
Part 3: Political and Security Relations
13. Political and Security Relationship
14. The EU and the Russian Federation and Human Rights: Similar Vocabularies, Opposing Grammars
15. The Human Rights Agenda in EU–Russia Relations: From A Political to Politicised Dialogue
16. Cyber Security in EU–Russia Relations
17. EU–Russian Relations in Justice and Home Affairs: A Mismatch between Form and Content?
Anna A. Dekalchuk
18. The Member States in EU–Russia Relations: Drivers of Cooperation and Sources of Conflict
19. Legal Approximation: The Russian Perspective
Mark Entin and Paul Kalinichenko
Part 4: Economic Relations
20. Russia-EU Economic Relations: From moderate pull to normative push?
Richard Connolly and András Deák
21. EU–Russia Energy Relations
22. Policy of Sanctions in Russia-EU Relations
23. EU–EAEU Common Economic Space
Yuri Kofner and Dmitry Erokhin
24. EU–Russia Relations in the Science and Technology Field: the Persistence of the Legal Framework in the Context of Selective Engagement
Part 5: Social Relations
25. Civil Society in the EU–Russia Relations
Elena Belokurova and Andrey Demidov
26. Building Trust through Academic Cooperation?
Larisa Deriglazova and Sirke Mäkinen
27. EU-Russia Cultural Relations and Identity Politics
28. Unsocial Media in the EU and Russia
29. Epistemic Communities in EU–Russia Relations: A Dialogue of the Deaf?
Part 6: Regional Relations
30. EU, Russia and the Question of Kaliningrad
31. The Northern Dimension
Dmitry A. Lanko
32. EU–Russian Cross-Border Cooperation, Its Instruments and Programmes
33. Russia and the EU in the Arctic
34. From a ‘Common’ to a ‘Contested’ Neighbourhood: Connecting Levels of Analysis in EU–Russia Interaction
Part 7: EU, Russia and Global Governance
35. Russia in the Liberal World Order
Maxine David and Ruth Deyermond
36. EU-Russia-US Relations: Diverging visions on European security
Maria Raquel Freire
37. Russia and the EU in Asia
38. The EU, Russia and the Middle East
39. EU–Russia Relations in Multilateral Governmental Frameworks
40. Unrealised Potential: The EU and Russia in Regional Multilateral Institutions
"This collective volume maps, unpacks and takes stock of EU-Russia relations in all their complexity, multiplicity and versatility. It does so in a crisp, balanced, original and authoritative manner, building on its authors’ respective and complementary strengths to make meaningful empirical, theoretical and practical contributions to the study of EU-Russia relations. The authors not only shed light on the past and present of the current crisis; they also reflect on the factors likely to shape this relationship in the future."
David Cadier, Centre for International Studies (CERI) at Sciences Po, Paris, France
"The study of EU-Russia relations is coming of age. This Handbook brings together a representative group of scholars to take comprehensive stock of this maturing field. It analyses the main issues as well as points of divergence, even conflict, and brings badly needed analytical clarity to a relationship currently fraught with problems."
Hiski Haukkala, Tampere University, Finland
"A comprehensive and well-balanced picture of the EU-Russia relations presented by serious scholars from both sides. The book demonstrates the complexity of this uneasy and sometimes controversial relationship, arguing against reductionist black-and-white approaches common on both sides of the European-Russian divide."
Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council, Russia
"Strategic stalemate became a new normal [in] EU-Russia relations. But this is not how Brussels and Moscow imagined a bilateral future almost three decades ago. This volume takes readers on a guided tour through multiple vicissitudes in the complex [EU-Russia] relations. Most importantly, this timely read reveals in great detail why, in spite of enduring economic interconnectedness, sides, over the last few years, fell further apart."
Stanislav Secrieru, European Union Institute for Security Studies