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

ISBN 9781138543676
Published August 12, 2021 by Routledge
506 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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