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Russia as Europe's other

Russia as Europe's other

  • Author: Iver B. Neumann,Robert Schuman Centre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 54
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Cultural Politics and Political Culture in Postmodern Europe

Cultural Politics and Political Culture in Postmodern Europe

  • Author: J. Peter Burgess
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042003279
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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The present volume assembles essays from a broad cultural and professional spectrum around the question of European cultural identity. The heterogeneity of the contributors — their differing points of departure and methods — attests to a tension in intellectual communities which today is more intense than ever. Europe's identity crisis is not merely an empirical matter. It reflects a far deeper, and far older,discursive crisis. The mandate of Europe's traditional intellectual institutions to preserve and police their own cultural heritage has proved incapable of evolving in a manner sufficient to account for the mutation in its object: European culture. It is not merely that Europe's identity, like any identity in the flux of history, has changed. Rather, the notion of identity, the very basis of any questions of who we are, where we are going, and the appropriate political forms and social institutions for further existence, all rely on a logic of identity which has, at best, become extremely problematic. It is this problematization which provides the common thread unifying the following essays. Each contributor, in his/her own way and with respect to his/her own research object, confronts the adequacy of the concept of cultural identity. The hidden presuppositions of this concept are indeed remarkable, and the logic of cultural identity prescribes that they remain undisclosed.

Markt, Kultur und Gesellschaft

Markt, Kultur und Gesellschaft

zur Aktualität von 25 Jahren Entwicklungsforschung ; Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Hans-Dieter Evers

  • Author: Heiko Schrader,Markus Kaiser,Rüdiger Korff
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825852917
  • Category: Economic development
  • Page: 251
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Euro-orientalism

Euro-orientalism

Liberal Ideology and the Image of Russia in France (c. 1740-1880)

  • Author: Ezequiel Adamovsky
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039105168
  • Category: History
  • Page: 358
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Drawing from a range of critical perspectives, in particular postcolonial, this book examines the relationship between perceptions of Russia and of Eastern Europe and the making of a 'Western' identity. It explores the ways in which the perception of certain characteristics of Russia and Eastern Europe, whether real or attributed, was shaped by (and used for) the construction of a liberal narrative of the West, which eventually became dominant. The focus of this inquiry is French culture, from the beginning of the debate about Russia among the "philosophes" (c.1740) to the consolidation of a professional field of Slavic studies (c.1880). A wide range of writing - literature, travel accounts, histories, political tracts, scientific journals, and parliamentary debates - is examined through the work of major authors (from Montesquieu, Diderot and Rousseau to Tocqueville, de Maistre and Guizot, from Mme. de Stael, Hugo and Balzac to Dumas, Michelet and Comte), as well as that of many less well known figures. The book also explores possible continuities between those first academic accounts of Russia and Eastern Europe and present-day scholarship in Europe and the USA, to show that the liberal ideological accounts constructed in the nineteenth century still to a great extent inform contemporary academic studies."

Russia as a Great Power

Russia as a Great Power

Dimensions of Security Under Putin

  • Author: Jakob Hedenskog,Vilhelm Konnander,Bertil Nygren,Ingmar Oldberg,Christer Pursiainen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134239165
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 432
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After a period of relative weakness and isolation during most of the 1990s, Russia is again appearing as a major security player in world politics. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Russia's current security situation, addressing such questions as: What kind of player is Russia in the field of security? What is the essence of its security policy? What are the sources, capabilities and priorities of its security policy? What are the prospects for the future? One important conclusion to emerge is that, while Russian foreign policy under Putin has become more pragmatic and responsive to both problems and opportunities, the growing lack of checks and balances in domestic politics makes political integration with the West difficult and gives the president great freedom in applying Russia's growing power abroad.

On Living Through Soviet Russia

On Living Through Soviet Russia

  • Author: Daniel Bertaux,Anna Rotkirch,Paul Thompson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134391471
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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For a period of over seventy years after the 1917 revolutions in Russia, talking about the past, either political or personal, became dangerous. The new policy of glasnost at the end of the 1980s resulted in a flood of reminiscence, almost nightly on television and more formally collected by new Russian oral history groups and western researchers. This book is a fascinating collection of life stories and family history interview material collected by the editors and two Russian groups of interviewers.

Identities and Foreign Policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Identities and Foreign Policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

The Other Europes

  • Author: Stephen White,Valentina Feklyunina
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137453117
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 350
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This book maps changing definitions of statehood in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus as a result of their exclusion from an expanding Europe. The authors examine the perceptions of the place of each state in the international political system and its foreign policy choices, and draw comparisons across the region.

Russia's Identity in International Relations

Russia's Identity in International Relations

Images, Perceptions, Misperceptions

  • Author: Raymond Taras
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136282335
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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Bringing together leading scholars from Russia and outside experts on Russia, this book looks at the difference between the image Russia has of itself and the way it is viewed in the West. It discusses the historical, cultural and political foundations that these images are built upon, and goes on to analyse how contested these images are, and their impact on Russian identity. The book questions whether differing images explain fractiousness in Western-Russian relations in the new century, or whether distinct ‘imaginary solitudes’ offer a better platform from which to negotiate differences. Providing an innovative comparative study of contemporary images of the country and their impact, the book is a significant contribution to studies of globalisation and international relations.

NATO's Security Discourse After the Cold War

NATO's Security Discourse After the Cold War

Representing the West

  • Author: Andreas Behnke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415584531
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 230
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This book analyses the way in which the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) defines the West after the end of the Cold War and the demise of its constitutive 'Other', the Soviet Union. The book offers a theoretical critique of liberal approaches to security, and focuses on NATO's construction of four geo-cultural spaces that are the sites of particular dangers or threats, which cause these spaces to be defined as the 'enemy' of the West. While this forges a collective Western identity, effectively achieved in the 1990s, the book also includes an analysis of NATO's involvement in the War on Terror - an involvement in which the Alliance fails to define a coherent West, thereby undermining the very source of its long-standing political cohesion. Contributing to theoretical development within Critical Security Studies, Behnke draws on a variety of approaches to provide an analytical framework that examines the political as well as philosophical problems associated with NATO's performance of security and identity, concluding that in the modern era of globalized, non-territorialized threats and dangers, NATO's traditional spatial understanding of security is no longer effective given the new dynamics of Western security. NATO's Security Discourse after the Cold War will be of great interest to students and researchers of International Relations, Critical Security Studies and International Organizations.

Stalin

Stalin

Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928

  • Author: Stephen Kotkin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698170105
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 976
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A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as absolute ruler of a vast and terrible state apparatus, with dominion over Eurasia. While still building his power base within the Bolshevik dictatorship, he embarks upon the greatest gamble of his political life and the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted: the collectivization of all agriculture and industry across one sixth of the earth. Millions will die, and many more millions will suffer, but the man will push through to the end against all resistance and doubts. Where did such power come from? In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that, at long last, is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs. We see a man inclined to despotism who could be utterly charming, a pragmatic ideologue, a leader who obsessed over slights yet was a precocious geostrategic thinker—unique among Bolsheviks—and yet who made egregious strategic blunders. Through it all, we see Stalin’s unflinching persistence, his sheer force of will—perhaps the ultimate key to understanding his indelible mark on history. Stalin gives an intimate view of the Bolshevik regime’s inner geography of power, bringing to the fore fresh materials from Soviet military intelligence and the secret police. Kotkin rejects the inherited wisdom about Stalin’s psychological makeup, showing us instead how Stalin’s near paranoia was fundamentally political, and closely tracks the Bolshevik revolution’s structural paranoia, the predicament of a Communist regime in an overwhelmingly capitalist world, surrounded and penetrated by enemies. At the same time, Kotkin demonstrates the impossibility of understanding Stalin’s momentous decisions outside of the context of the tragic history of imperial Russia. The product of a decade of intrepid research, Stalin is a landmark achievement, a work that recasts the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship, the twentieth century, and indeed the art of history itself. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 will be published by Penguin Press in October 2017

Russia and Its Other(s) on Film

Russia and Its Other(s) on Film

Screening Intercultural Dialogue

  • Author: Stephen Hutchings
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230517363
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
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This volume applies two fashionable theoretical paradigms--"The Other" and "intercultural dialogue"--to Russian film and television.

Russia

Russia

The Challenges of Transformation

  • Author: Piotr Dutkiewicz,Dmitri Trenin
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814744125
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 509
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In Russia, a group of leading Russian intellectuals and social scientists join with top researchers from around the world to examine the social, political, and economic transformation in Russia. This timely and important book of orginal essays makes clear that neither politics nor economics alone holds the key to Russia's future, presenting critical perspectives on challenges facing Russia, both in its domestic policies and in its international relations. It also explores how global order—or disorder—may develop over the coming decades.Contributors include: Oleg Atkov, Timothy J. Colton, Georgi Derluguian, Mikhail K. Gorshkov, Leonid Grigoriev, Nur Kirabaev, Andrew C. Kuchins, Bobo Lo, Roderic Lyne, Vladimir Popov, Alexander Rahr, Richard Sakwa, Guzel Ulumbekova, Vladimir I. Yakunin, Rustem Zhangozha.

Tamed Power

Tamed Power

Germany in Europe

  • Author: Peter J. Katzenstein
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801484490
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 314
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Although Germany is larger than any other member of the European Union and plays a crucial role in the economic and political life of Eastern Europe, its power is now funneled through the institutions of the European Union rather than erupting in a narrow, power-defined sense of national self-interest.

Russia and Its 'new Security Architecture' in Europe

Russia and Its 'new Security Architecture' in Europe

A Critical Examination of the Concept

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CEPS
  • ISBN: 9290798521
  • Category: European Union countries
  • Page: 13
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The Geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural Mountains: Geology

The Geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural Mountains: Geology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: N.A
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The Geopolitics of Europe’s Identity

The Geopolitics of Europe’s Identity

Centers, Boundaries, and Margins

  • Author: N. Parker
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230610323
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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This book pursues an original perspective on Europe's shifting extent and geopolitical standing: how countries and spaces marginal to it impact on Europe as a center. A theoretical discussion of borders and margins is developed, and set against nine studies of countries, regions, and identities seen as marginal to Europe.

Regions and Powers

Regions and Powers

The Structure of International Security

  • Author: Barry Buzan,Ole Wæver
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521891110
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 564
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An analysis and application of security complex theory in security regions in the post-Cold War order, first published in 2003.

Russia and Europe

Russia and Europe

Building Bridges, Digging Trenches

  • Author: Kjell Engelbrekt,Bertil Nygren
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136992006
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 6359
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Russian-European political relations have always been problematic and one of the main reasons for this is the different perspectives on even the very basic notions and concepts of political life. With a worldwide recession, the problems as well as the opportunities in Russian-European relations are magnified. While most works on Russian-European, Russian-American and Russian-West relations focus on current policies and explain them from a standard set of explanatory variables, this book penetrates deeper into the structural and ideational differences that tend to bring about misperceptions, miscalculations, misinterpretations and misdeeds in this two-directional relationship. It applies a very broad conceptual framework to analyse differences that are as relevant for Europe and the EU as it is to Russia’s immediate neighbours and, while doing so, identifies the key factors that will dominate Russia-EU ties in the next decade.

A Health Sector Strategy for the Europe and Central Asia Region

A Health Sector Strategy for the Europe and Central Asia Region

  • Author: Verdon S. Staines
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821344811
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 85
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The health systems inherited by transition countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) are changing in response to fundamental and unprecedented challenges. Although the desired shape of future health systems in many ECA countries is discernible, the process for getting there must be invented along the way. 'A Health Sector Strategy for the Europe and Central Asia Region' reviews substantive issues facing health policymakers in ECA. It summarizes the World Bank's experience so far in this arena and the lessons it suggests. Furthermore, it outlines both an external strategy by which the Bank's ECA health staff could assist countries to restructure their health systems and an internal strategy by which the staff could organize their own activities to achieve this result. The publication offers those outside the Bank a basis for professional dialogue to foster constructive change in the Bank's approaches.

Russian Nationalism, Foreign Policy and Identity Debates in Putin's Russia

Russian Nationalism, Foreign Policy and Identity Debates in Putin's Russia

New Ideological Patterns after the Orange Revolution

  • Author: Marlene
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 3838263251
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 162
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The contributors to this book discuss the new conjunctions that have emerged between foreign policy events and politicized expressions of Russian nationalism since 2005. The 2008 war with Georgia, as well as conflicts with Ukraine and other East European countries over the memory of the Soviet Union, and the Russian interpretation of the 2005 French riots have all contributed to reinforcing narratives of Russia as a fortress surrounded by aggressive forces, in the West and CIS. This narrative has found support not only in state structures, but also within the larger public. It has been especially salient for some nationalist youth movements, including both pro-Kremlin organizations, such as "Nashi," and extra-systemic groups, such as those of the skinheads. These various actors each have their own specific agendas; they employ different modes of public action, and receive unequal recognition from other segments of society. Yet many of them expose a reading of certain foreign policy events which is roughly similar to that of various state structures. These and related phenomena are analyzed, interpreted and contextualized in papers by Luke March, Igor Torbakov, Jussi Lassila, Marlène Laruelle, and Lukasz Jurczyszyn.