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The Ukraine Conflict

Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe, 1st Edition

Edited by Derek Averre, Kataryna Wolczuk


262 pages

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It is not hyperbole to suggest that the foundations of post-cold war security in Europe have been badly damaged by the conflict in Ukraine since 2014. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine appear to have created a ‘simmering’ conflict, which may take years to resolve and have profound consequences for the European security environment. This volume explores the various political, economic and social aspects of these profound changes and their wider significance for Europe, bringing together contributions by scholars from across the continent and in various disciplinary fields to offer an authoritative, in-depth examination of the complex causes of the Ukraine crisis and the consequences for Ukrainian statehood, Ukraine’s relations with Russia, Russia’s own domestic governance and Russia’s relations with Europe. This book was originally published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Ukraine Crisis and Post-Post-Cold War Europe Derek Averre & Kataryna Wolczuk

2. The Maidan in Movement: Diversity and the Cycles of Protest Olga Onuch & Gwendolyn Sasse

3. National Identity in Ukraine: Impact of Euromaidan and the War Volodymyr Kulyk

4. The Ukrainian Party System before and after the 2013-2014 Euromaidan Kostyanyn Fedorenko, Olena Rybiy & Andreas Umland

5. The Donbas in 2014: Explaining Civil Conflict Perhaps, but not Civil War Andrew Wilson

6. A Perfect Storm; Or What Went Wrong and What Went Right for the EU in Ukraine Hiski Haukkala

7. German Foreign Policy towards Russia in the Aftermath of the Ukraine Crisis: A New Ostpolitik? Marco Siddi

8. Between Dependence and Integration: Ukraine’s Relations With Russia Rilka Dragneva & Kataryna Wolczuk

9. The Ukraine Conflict: Russia’s Challenge to European Security Governance Derek Averre

10. Russia’s ‘Governance’ Approach: Intervention and the Conflict in the Donbas Lance Davies

11. The Empire Strikes Back: Economic Statecraft and the Securitisation of Political Economy in Russia Richard Connolly

12. Sanctions and the Future of EU-Russian Economic Relations Tatiana Romanova

About the Editors

Derek Averre is a Reader and former Director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. He is a Russian foreign/security policy specialist with 25 years’ experience in the field.

Kataryna Wolczuk is Professor of East European Politics at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Europe-Asia Studies

The Routledge Europe-Asia Studies Series focuses on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the countries of the former ‘communist bloc’ of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia. As well as providing contemporary analyses it explores the economic, political and social transformation of these countries and the changing character of their relationships with the rest of Europe and Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General