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Vocabularies of International Relations after the Crisis in Ukraine

Vocabularies of International Relations after the Crisis in Ukraine

  • Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315457318
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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The conflict in Ukraine and Russia's annexation of Crimea has undoubtedly been a pivotal moment for policy makers and military planners in Europe and beyond. Many analysts see an unexpected character in the conflict and expect negative reverberations and a long-lasting period of turbulence and uncertainty, the de-legitimation of international institutions and a declining role for global norms and rules. Did these events bring substantial correctives and modifications to the extant conceptualization of International Relations? Does the conflict significantly alter previous assumptions and foster a new academic vocabulary, or, does it confirm the validity of well-established schools of thought in international relations? Has the crisis in Ukraine confirmed the vitality and academic vigour of conventional concepts? These questions are the starting points for this book covering conceptualisations from rationalist to reflectivist, and from quantitative to qualitative. Most contributors agree that many of the old concepts, such as multi-polarity, spheres of influence, sovereignty, or even containment, are still cognitively valid, yet believe the eruption of the crisis means that they are now used in different contexts and thus infused with different meanings. It is these multiple, conceptual languages that the volume puts at the centre of its analysis. This text will be of great interest to students and scholars studying international relations, politics, and Russian and Ukrainian studies.

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis

From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

  • Author: Gerhard Besier,Katarzyna Stoklosa
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317089103
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 282
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Recent events in Ukraine and Russia and the subsequent incorporation of Crimea into the Russian state, with the support of some circles of inhabitants of the peninsula, have shown that the desire of people to belong to the Western part of Europe should not automatically be assumed. Discussing different perceptions of the Ukrainian-Russian war in neighbouring countries, this book offers an analysis of the conflicts and issues connected with the shifting of the border regions of Russia and Ukraine to show how ’material’ and ’psychological’ borders are never completely stable ideas. The contributors – historians, sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists from across Europe – use an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to explore the different national and transnational perceptions of a possible future role for Russia.

Widening the World of International Relations

Widening the World of International Relations

Homegrown Theorizing

  • Author: Ersel Aydinli,Gonca Biltekin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351332848
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 252
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Current international relations (IR) theories and approaches, which are almost exclusively built in the West, are alien to the non-Western contexts that engender the most hard-pressing problems of the world and ultimately unhelpful in understanding or addressing the needs surrounding these issues. Our supposedly revolutionary new concepts and approaches remain largely insufficient in explaining what happens globally and in offering lessons for improvement. This deficiency can only be addressed by building more relevant theories. For theory to be relevant in accounting for contemporary international relations, we argue, it should not only apply to, but also emanate from different corners of the current political universe. In other words, diversity and dialogue can only come about when periphery scholars do not just "meta-theorize" but also "theorize." Aydinli and Biltekin propose a new form of theorizing through this collection of work, one that effectively blends peripheral outlooks with theory production. They call this form "homegrown theorizing," or original theorizing in the periphery about the periphery. Arguing that disciplinary culture is oblivious to the diversity that might be achieved by theorizing based on indigenous ideas and/or practices, this book intends to highlight that potential, showing diversity in the background of the authors, because wherever one looks at the world from, paints the picture that is being seen. Therefore, we bring together scholars from Eastern Europe to South Africa, from Iran to Japan to cover the extant diversity in ideas. This work will be essential reading for all students and scholars concerned with the future of international relations theory.

Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

Power and Resistance

  • Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk
  • Publisher: Ibidem Press
  • ISBN: 9783838211220
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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In post-Soviet Russian politics, Boris Nemtsov is one of the most tragic figures--and not only because he was shot dead, at the age of 56, in close vicinity to the Kremlin, the locus of Russia's power. The "transparency of evil" in this specific case was shocking: Nemtsov's murder was filmed by a surveillance camera. The videotape confirms the demonstrative and brazen character of the assassination. His death illuminated a core feature of the current regime that tolerates, if not incites, extralegal actions against those it considers to be "foes," "traitors," or members of "the Fifth Column." In this volume Boris Nemtsov is commemorated from different perspectives. In addition to academic papers, it includes personal notes and reflections. The articles represent a range of assessments of Nemtsov's personality by people for whom he was one of the leading figures in post-Soviet politics and a major protagonist in Russia's transformation. Some authors had direct experiences of either living in, or travelling to, Nizhny Novgorod when Nemtsov was governor there. The plurality of opinions collected in this volume matches the diversity and multiplicity of Nemtsov's political legacy.

Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion

Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion

Russia's Influence Abroad

  • Author: James Sherr
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 186203298X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 152
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During the Cold War, Soviet influence and Leninist ideology were inseparable. But the collapse of both systems threw Russian influence into limbo. In this book, James Sherr draws on his in-depth study of the country over many years to explain and analyse the factors that have brought Russian influence back into play. Today, Tsarist, Soviet and contemporary approaches combine in creative and discordant ways. The result is a policy based on a mixture of strategy, improvisation and habit. The novelty of this policy and its apparent successes pose possible dangers for Russia's neighbours, the West and Russia itself.

The Use of Force

The Use of Force

Military Power and International Politics

  • Author: Robert J. Art
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742556706
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 539
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First edition published in 2003.

Sad and Luminous Days

Sad and Luminous Days

Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis

  • Author: James G. Blight,Philip Brenner
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461642205
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents and interprets a heretofore unavailable (and largely unknown) secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership in 1968. Blight and Brenner shed new light on Cuban-Soviet relations making Sad and Luminous Days essential not only for Cold-War scholars and historians, but also for anyone intrigued by the drama of the thirteen momentous days in October 1962.

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education

A Contemporary Guide to Literacy Teaching and Interventions in a Global Context

  • Author: Natalia Kucirkova,Catherine E. Snow,Vibeke Grøver,Catherine McBride
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317659201
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 392
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The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education offers a pioneering overview of early literacy provision in different parts of the world and brings together interdisciplinary research evidence on effective literacy teaching to inform current and future practice and policy of early literacy. From the problem of identification of literacy difficulties in a particular learning context to supporting the provision of early literacy through digital media, the handbook deals with the major concerns and newest areas of interest in literacy research. With an international and future vision, it provides an accessible guide to the main debates and future trends in the global field of early literacy, and informs academics, policy-makers, practitioners, educators and students about innovative early literacy research methods and instruction. The three sections and 30 ground-breaking chapters reflect a conceptual framework of questions asked by scholars and educators interested in looking beyond traditional definitions of literacy. Part I provides contemporary insights collected by internationally renowned scholars on what literacy is, and what it can offer to young children in the twenty-first century. Part II is a collection of detailed portraits of 14 countries, regions or language communities, and focuses on early literacy provision, practice and policy from across the world. Part III outlines key interventions and research-endorsed practices designed to support home–school connections and children’s reading and writing skills, as well as vocabulary, phonological awareness and narrative abilities, with examples drawn from various home, school and community environments. All chapters promote discussion, critical analysis and questions for reflection and are written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format. This handbook is an indispensable reference guide for practising teachers and student teachers, especially those undertaking postgraduate qualifications, as well as early literacy researchers, policy-makers and school-based literacy leaders.

After the Great Complacence

After the Great Complacence

Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

  • Author: Ewald Engelen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199589089
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 281
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Argues "that social scientists, governments and citizens need now to re-engage with the political dimensions of financial markets." - cover.

Frontline Ukraine

Frontline Ukraine

Crisis in the Borderlands

  • Author: Richard Sakwa
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857738046
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War. As Russia and Ukraine tussle for Crimea and the eastern regions, relations between Putin and the West have reached an all-time low. How did we get here? Richard Sakwa here unpicks the context of conflicted Ukrainian identity and of Russo-Ukrainian relations and traces the path to the recent disturbances through the events which have forced Ukraine, a country internally divided between East and West, to choose between closer union with Europe or its historic ties with Russia. In providing the first full account of the ongoing crisis, Sakwa analyses the origins and significance of the Euromaidan Protests, examines the controversial Russian military intervention and annexation of Crimea, reveals the extent of the catastrophe of the MH17 disaster and looks at possible ways forward following the October 2014 parliamentary elections. In doing so, he explains the origins, developments and global significance of the internal and external battle for Ukraine. With all eyes focused on the region, Sakwa unravels the myths and misunderstandings of the situation, providing an essential and highly readable account of the struggle for Europe's contested borderlands.

End of History and the Last Man

End of History and the Last Man

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416531785
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

The International Political Sociology of Security

The International Political Sociology of Security

Rethinking Theory and Practice

  • Author: Trine Villumsen Berling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317524799
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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This book builds a theoretical approach to the intractable problem of theory/practice in international relations (IR) and develops tools to study how theory and practice ‘hang together’ in international security. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s political sociology, the book argues that theory and practice take part in struggles over basic understandings (doxa) in international fields through what the book calls doxic battles. In these battles e.g. scientific facts, military hardware and social networks are mobilised as weapons in a fight for recognition. NATO’s transformation and fight for survival and the rapidly growing number of think tanks in European security in the 1990s is taken as an example of these processes. The book studies a variety of sources such as funding to science programmes in Europe; think tanks and research centres in European security; NATO’s relations with the EU, the WEU and the OSCE; and the mobilization of theory at crucial points in the transformation process. Theory as Practice and Capital will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, security studies and critical theory.

Degrowth

Degrowth

A Vocabulary for a New Era

  • Author: Giacomo D'Alisa,Federico Demaria,Giorgos Kallis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134449771
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
  • View: 4175
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Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and major challenges of degrowth in a succinct, simple and accessible manner. In addition, it offers a set of keywords useful forintervening in current political debates and for bringing about concrete degrowth-inspired proposals at different levels - local, national and global. The result is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of degrowth in English and serves as the definitive international reference. More information at: vocabulary.degrowth.org View the author spotlight featuring events and press related to degrowth at http://t.co/k9qbQpyuYp.

The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe

The re-emergence of co-housing in Europe

  • Author: Lidewij Tummers
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317335384
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 132
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Across Europe, the number of co-housing initiatives is growing, and they are increasingly receiving attention from administrators and professionals who hold high expectations for urban liveability. Is co-housing a marginal idealist phenomenon, or the urban middle class’ answer to the current housing crisis? And has the development of theoretical insight and research kept up with the actual expansion of co-housing as a practice? These questions were raised during the first European conference on co-housing research, which took place in Tours, France, in March 2012. Both the conference and this book aim to move beyond case-studies, and to look more particularly at the implications and wider perspective of the current co-housing trend. Using the specific vocabulary of different disciplines and geographic regions, the contributions to this book analyse the underlying thinking behind, and the expectations projected on, diverse models of collaborative housing. The authors are aware of the qualities of contemporary co-housing, but they go beyond advocacy to investigate the conditions under which co-housing can be successful as a strategy for housing provision; can offer solutions for sustainable urban development; or indeed can contribute to involuntary or intentional gentrification. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Research and Practice.

Russia and the New World Disorder

Russia and the New World Disorder

  • Author: Bobo Lo
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 0815725574
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 411
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The Russian annexation of Crimea was one of the great strategic shocks of the past twenty-five years. For many in the West, Moscow's actions in early 2014 marked the end of illusions about cooperation, and the return to geopolitical and ideological confrontation. Russia, for so long a peripheral presence, had become the central actor in a new global drama. In this groundbreaking book, renowned scholar Bobo Lo analyzes the broader context of the crisis by examining the interplay between Russian foreign policy and an increasingly anarchic international environment. He argues that Moscow's approach to regional and global affairs reflects the tension between two very different worlds—the perceptual and the actual. The Kremlin highlights the decline of the West, a resurgent Russia, and the emergence of a new multipolar order. But this idealized view is contradicted by a world disorder that challenges core assumptions about the dominance of great powers and the utility of military might. Its lesson is that only those states that embrace change will prosper in the twenty-first century. A Russia able to redefine itself as a modern power would exert a critical influence in many areas of international politics. But a Russia that rests on an outdated sense of entitlement may end up instead as one of the principal casualties of global transformation.

Ukraine After the Euromaidan

Ukraine After the Euromaidan

Challenges and Hopes

  • Author: Viktor Stepanenko,Yaroslav Pylynskyi
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • ISBN: 9783034316262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Ukraine's protest movement of 2013-14, known as the Euromaidan, and its culmination, the people's uprising in late 2013-early 2014 became one of the most dramatic world events in recent years. The accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation and military conflict in the Donbas demonstrate that the dramatic dynamics of the country's ongoing transformation are still far from predictable. This book examines the manifold aspects of Ukraine's current crisis and its political upheaval. The contributors to the book, Ukrainian experts in a variety of disciplinary fields, explore social, political and cultural reasons and factors behind the country's transformation in its national and regional dimensions, the impact of Ukraine's revolution on European and global politics, and also the new challenges of tough reforms with which the country is faced. The contributors share the view that the Euromaidan brought new opportunities for Ukraine's modern development and the greatest historical chance for the country's European future since independence in 1991.

Ukraine in Conflict

Ukraine in Conflict

An Analytical Chronicle

  • Author: David R. Marples
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781910814291
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Through a series of articles written between 2013 and 2017, this book examines Ukraine during its period of conflict - from the protests and uprising of Euromaidan, to the Russian annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of war in Ukraine's two eastern provinces Donetsk and Luhansk. It also looks at Ukraine's response to Russian incursions in the form of Decommunisation - the removal of Lenin statues, Communist symbols, and the imposition of the so-called Memory Laws of the spring of 2015. The book places these events in the context of the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, and Ukraine's geostrategic location between Russia and the European Union. It seeks to provide answers to questions that are too often mired in propaganda and invective and to assess whether the road Ukraine has taken is likely to end in success or failure.

The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

  • Author: Javier Munoz-Basols,Manuel Delgado Morales,Laura Lonsdale
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317487311
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 717
  • View: 8208
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"The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies takes an important place in the scholarly landscape by bringing together a compelling collection of essays that reflect the evolving ways in which researchers think and write about the Iberian Peninsula. Features include: A comprehensive approach to the different languages and cultural traditions of the Iberian Peninsula; -- Five chronological sections spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century; -- A state-of-the-art account of the field, reaffirming Iberian Studies as a dynamic and evolving discipline with promising areas for future research; -- An array of topics of an interdisciplinary nature (history and politics, language and literature, cultural studies and visual arts), focusing on the cultural distinctiveness of Iberian traditions; -- New perspectives and avenues of inquiry that aim to promote a comparative mode within Iberian Studies and Hispanism. The fifty authoritative, original essays will provide readers with a diverse cross-section of texts that will enrich their knowledge of Iberian Studies from an international perspective"--

The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine

The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine

A Historical Perspective

  • Author: Gregory Simons,Mykola Kapitonenko,Viktor Lavrenyuk,Erik Vlaeminck
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317020529
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 252
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Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In the decades between the end of the cold war and the crisis of 2014, the country suffered a large decline in agricultural and industrial production, plunging economic indicators into a sharp decline and leading to large-scale poverty and hardship. This collection by leading scholars from the region explores the various crises affecting Ukraine since independence. Valuable crisis management research is made available from both Russian and Ukrainian sources and the on-going crisis in Ukraine put in context and analysed. This accessible volume interacts with many disciplines including political science, security studies, crisis management and communication studies; and should prove useful to both students and researchers.

The Elephant and the Bear Try Again

The Elephant and the Bear Try Again

Options for a New Agreement Between the EU and Russia

  • Author: Michael Emerson,Nadezhda Konstantinovna Arbatova
  • Publisher: CEPS
  • ISBN: 9290796766
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 110
  • View: 3317
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