In this timely and pathbreaking volume, scholars in comparative politics and international relations build upon earlier theoretical work on the interaction of domestic and international systems, applying it innovatively to the study of post-Soviet Russian policy and conduct. Individual chapters focus on regime type, leadership politics, interest group politics, nationalism as ideology, international conflict and threat, and international economic opportunities and constraints. The complex interplay between domestic and international factors is highlighted. Exploring both the origins and the outcomes of Russian policy and behavior, this book provides a telling measure of the direction and significance of political change since 1991.
Preface -- The Sources of Russian Conduct: Theories, Frameworks, and Approaches -- Democratization, War, and Nationalism in the Post-Communist States -- Russian Nationalism and the National Interest in Russian Foreign Policy -- Russian Foreign Policy and the Politics of National Identity -- The Foreign Policy Preferences of Russian Defense Industrialists: Integration or Isolation? -- Russia and Europe After the Cold War: The Interaction of Domestic and Foreign Policies -- Russian Identity and Foreign Policy in Estonia and Uzbekistan -- From Each According to Its Abilities: Competing Theoretical Approaches to the Post-Soviet Energy Sector -- Ideas, Interests, and Institutions in Russian Foreign Policy