1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations Structures, Actors, Issues

Edited By Tatiana Romanova, Maxine David Copyright 2021
    506 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    506 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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

    Tatiana Romanova

    3. Intra-European Union Dynamics: The Interplay of Divergences and Convergences

    Sandra Fernandes

    4. The Normative Deadlock in EU–Russia Relations: Hegemony without Influence

    Viacheslav Morozov

    5. Ideas and Normative Competition in EU-Russian Relations

    Joan DeBardeleben

    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

    Tom Casier

    8. (Neo-)Institutionalism

    Natalia Zaslavskaya

    9. Europeanisation

    Paul Flenley

    10. Methods of Economic Analysis

    Vasily Astrov

    11. Constructivism in the Study of EU–Russian Relations

    Petr Kratochvíl

    12. The EU–Russia Relationship through the Lens of Postcolonial Theory

    Elena Pavlova

    Part 3: Political and Security Relations

    13. Political and Security Relationship

    Dmitry Danilov

    14. The EU and the Russian Federation and Human Rights: Similar Vocabularies, Opposing Grammars

    Rick Fawn

    15. The Human Rights Agenda in EU–Russia Relations: From A Political to Politicised Dialogue

    Larisa Deriglazova

    16. Cyber Security in EU–Russia Relations

    Elena Chernenko

    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

    Anke Schmidt-Felzmann

    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

    Irina Kustova

    22. Policy of Sanctions in Russia-EU Relations

    Ivan Timofeev

    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

    Paul Kalinichenko

    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

    Liubov Fadeeva

    28. Unsocial Media in the EU and Russia

    Maxine David

    29. Epistemic Communities in EU–Russia Relations: A Dialogue of the Deaf?

    Sabine Fischer

    Part 6: Regional Relations

    30. EU, Russia and the Question of Kaliningrad

    Pertti Joenniemi

    31. The Northern Dimension

    Dmitry A. Lanko

    32. EU–Russian Cross-Border Cooperation, Its Instruments and Programmes

    Gleb Yarovoy

    33. Russia and the EU in the Arctic

    Alexander Sergunin

    34. From a ‘Common’ to a ‘Contested’ Neighbourhood: Connecting Levels of Analysis in EU–Russia Interaction

    Laure Delcour

    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

    Vasilii Kashin

    38. The EU, Russia and the Middle East

    Tuomas Forsberg

    39. EU–Russia Relations in Multilateral Governmental Frameworks

    Elena Kropatcheva

    40. Unrealised Potential: The EU and Russia in Regional Multilateral Institutions

    Sergey Utkin


    Tatiana Romanova is Associate Professor at St. Petersburg State University and at HSE University, Russia.

    Maxine David is Assistant Professor at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

    "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