The conflict in South Ossetia in the summer of 2008 and the Ukrainian energy crisis in early 2009 served to highlight the tensions that continue to influence EU-Russia relations in regard to the region comprising the former republics of the Soviet Union or the ‘shared neighbourhood’.
This book draws together research which examines the objectives of EU and Russian foreign policy and the complexities of the security challenges in this region. Although both actors have a shared interest in cooperating to create conditions of peace and stability, we have in recent years observed the development of growing competition between the EU and Russian foreign policy agendas.
This book was based on a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.
1. Negotiation Theory and the EU: The State of the Art Andreas Dür, Gemma Mateo and Daniel C. Thomas
2. Three Islands of Knowledge about Negotiation in International Organizations John S. Odell, University of Southern California
3. Explaining the Institutional Foundations of European Union Negotiations Jonas Tallberg, University of Stockholm
4. The Impact of Institutional Environments on Negotiation Styles in EU Decision Making Jeffrey Lewis, Cleveland State University
5. Between Bargaining and Deliberation: Decision-Making in the Council of the European Union Andreas Warntjen, University of Twente
6. Actor Characteristics and Negotiation Tactics in the EU Andreas Dür and Gemma Mateo
7. Issue Characteristics, Issue Linkage, and States’ Choice of Bargaining Strategies in the European Union Heather E. McKibben, University of California, Davis
8. Deliberation in Negotiations Thomas Risse, Free University Berlin and Mareike Kleine, London School of Economics and Political Science
9. (How) Do Norms Guide Presidency Behaviour in EU Negotiations? Arne Niemann, University of Amsterdam and Jeannette Mak
10. What Factors Determine Bargaining Power and Success in EU Negotiations? Stephanie Bailer, University of Zurich
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.