The CIS, the EU and Russia

Challenges of Integration

Author: K. Malfliet,L. Verpoest,E. Vinokurov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230210996

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This book focuses on the difficulties facing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus with regard to their integration into both the CIS and the encroaching EU. It analyzes the links between the integration mechanisms of the CIS and EU and the various state policies towards, and the elite interests in, the territory of the former Soviet Union.

The European Union in the Security of Europe

From Cold War to Terror War

Author: Steve Marsh,Wyn Rees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136631011

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6261

This book examines the European Union’s contribution to providing security in Europe amidst an increasingly complex and challenging environment. In this new and comprehensive guide to the EU's role in security since the end of the Cold War, the authors offer an explanation of EU internal and external security regimes, and argue that the Union has become an important exporter of security within its region. However, the Union’s rhetorical ambitions and commitments continue to outstrip its capabilities and it lacks both a common conceptualisation of security and a meaningful, shared strategic culture. Drawing extensively on primary sources the book examines the Union’s relations with the US and Russia in a time of shifting geostrategic calculations and priorities. With the EU capacity for enlargement slowing, this text presents a detailed assessment of EU security policies towards Central Europe, the Mediterranean, the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. European Union Security will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU, security studies, and international relations.

The elephant and the bear

the European Union, Russia and their near abroads

Author: Michael Emerson

Publisher: CEPS

ISBN: 9789290793502

Category: Europe

Page: 63

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EU External Governance

Projecting EU Rules beyond Membership

Author: Sandra Lavenex,Frank Schimmelfennig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317987357

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 4513

The European Union has developed a wide array of external relations with its neighbouring countries. Without offering full membership, the EU nevertheless attempts to transfer its rules and policies to non-member countries. It is this extension of EU rules beyond EU borders that the analysis of external governance seeks to capture. The contributions to this volume explain the modes and effects of EU external governance in a variety of EU–non-member country relations in Western Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Mediterranean region. They cover such diverse issues as trade, environment, security, and democracy promotion and explore the effects of EU institutions, EU power, and the domestic structures of its partner countries on the transfer of EU rules. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.

Trends in Europe and North America 2001

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211167665

Category: Europe

Page: 253

View: 3599

This yearbook provides basic data on the fifty-five countries of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), which includes all countries of the former Soviet Union; Central, Eastern and Western Europe; Israel; the United States of America and Canada. The first part of the book presents economic and social profiles in statistics and the second part paints a broad picture of recent social and economic life in countries of the region.

The CIS Handbook

Author: Patrick Heenan,Monique Lamontagne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135931704

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 4929

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Multilateral Trade Liberalization and Political Disintegration

Implications for the Evolution of Free Trade Areas and Customs Unions

Author: Maurice W. Schiff

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Acuerdos comerciales

Page: 23

View: 7846

Two theories are combined to explain why free trade areas have proliferated more than customs unions have.

Data Sharing for International Water Resource Management: Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS

Author: T. Naff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401712093

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 1530

The Issues, Conclusions, and Recommendations of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop - Budapest, Hungary July 27 -31, 1997 TIlOMAS NAFF University of Pennsylvania 847 Williams Hall Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 USA tna. /J"@sas. upenn. edu 1. The Issues Sharing data and infonnation enables people to think together in solving problems, in building trust essential for cooperative efforts toward sustaining shared vital natural resources, and in avoiding conflict. It is axiomatic that all planning and policy making, not least for environmental and resource sustainability, depend for success on accmate data and infonnation dispensed freely to all who need it, from farmers to heads of state. These maxims are particularly apt when applied to water resources that are international and transboundary. In those circumstances, the need for cooperation and sharing are acute if the water source is to be managed, distributed, and used equitably and efficiently. In many parts of the world, the collection, management, reporting, and quality of water and environmental data are often so poor and incomplete as to render them useless, or they are treated as security issues and are therefore classified. Either way, wherever those conditions exist, essential planning and policy data and information of good quality are relatively hard to come by. The consequences are high, particularly for effective basin-wide river management and resource sustainability.

Shifting Priorities in Russia's Foreign and Security Policy

Author: Dr Rémi Piet,Professor Roger E Kanet

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472405277

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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Given the resurgence of Russian economic capabilities and of Russia's role as a regional, even global, political actor, much of the literature written more than 4-5 years ago is already dated. The editor and contributors to this timely volume draw upon a broad range of analysts who deal with various aspects of Russian relations with its neighbours to the West and to the East. Implications for Russian foreign and security policy are key to understanding Russia's position in the 21st Century. Readers in Russian foreign and security policy; European, Eurasian, and Asian security; and contemporary international politics/security will find this volume invaluable.

Industries and Markets in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Mr William T Bagatelas,Ms Jana Kubicová,Professor Bruno S Sergi

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409462927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 5744

A combination of rigorous analysis and case material; this book is an essential guide to trade and industry developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Its scope encompasses globalization, the business strategies of MNCs, agriculture, services and the dynamics of innovation. It also considers the trading relationships of these countries with Russia as well as the influence of trade on the democratization of states formerly belonging to the USSR.

The European Competitiveness and Transition Report 2001-2002 : Ratings of Accession Progress, Competitiveness, and Economic Restructuring of European and Transition Economies

Ratings of Accession Progress, Competitiveness, and Economic Restructuring of European and Transition Economies

Author: World Economic Forum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199760749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 4166

For over a decade, central and eastern Europe has been at the center of one of the most profound economic and political transformation in history. At the start of the 1990's, the region embarked on an ambitious reform program to depart from central planning towards more market-based economies. A decade later, and amid significant difficulties, the region has achieved remarkable accomplishments, with several countries becoming increasingly integrated into the global economy. Political structures have been transformed and new institutions have emerged. Indeed, the progress in structural reforms achieved in the region has been so substantial that several countries are now at the threshold of European Union membership. Aware of the significance of the successful integration of central and eastern Europe into the global economy, the World Economic Forum and Harvard University are proud to introduce The European Competitiveness and Transition Report, a thorough review of the transition process that has unfolded in the last decade. This comprehensive report presents new data and expert commentary on what the facts say about the enlargement of the European Union and the competitiveness and growth potential of both Europe and the candidate countries. It addresses the many important factors that will determine how these countries will fare in terms of economic growth over the next ten to twenty years. Written by independent experts, The European Competitiveness and Transition Report 2001-2002 is a truly unique data-driven guide that lays out the facts and reveals the real issues behind European enlargement.

The EU's Shifting Borders

Theoretical Approaches and Policy Implications in the New Neighbourhood

Author: Klaus Bachmann,Elzbieta Stadtmuller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113657526X

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 5452

The EU’s internal borders have become mostly invisible. Today, external borders are at the centre of controversy about an alleged 'fortress Europe'. Using different theoretical and methodological perspectives this book examines the challenges facing the EU’s external borders, including Neighborhood Policy, migration issues and the diffusion of norms and values to other countries. Divided into two parts, the book first presents different theoretical approaches and empirical studies of the EU’s external borders, mobility and security issues. It is an invaluable guide to border research within a framework of European Integration and Globalization Studies. The second part of this volume focuses on the analyses of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy, the approach to Eastern Europe and EU energy policy. Expert contributors collaborate to explore debates about migration, the EU as a normative, 'civil' power, energy security and the securitization of borders. Highly relevant and insightful, the text provides a timely assessment of EU borders in an increasingly globalized and integrated European neighbourhood. The EU's Shifting Borders will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union Politics and International Relations.

Rural, Environment, and Social Development Strategies for the Europe and Central Asia Region

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821348086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 47

View: 5676

This report proposes a World Bank strategy for assisting the rural, environmental, and social development of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It has been produced for a general audience partly for consultation purposes, and is therefore a work in progress. Each of the three areas of development is examined in separate chapters, and each summarises the World Bank assistance strategy in that area. The conclusion is that the challenge posed by the objectives of this report are far beyond the World Bank's abilities to achieve on its own.

Hard Budgets & Soft States

Social Policy Choices in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: John Eatwell

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781860301063

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: 176

View: 4160


Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Author: C. Kuzemko,A. Belyi,A. Goldthau,M. Keating

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370942

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 3156

Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.

World Economic Outlook, May 1997: Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781557756480

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 1601

This paper presents an outlook for the world economy for 1997. The paper highlights that the world economic growth quickened during 1996 following widespread deceleration of activity in 1995. Economic and financial conditions are generally propitious for the global expansion to continue in 1997 and the medium term at rates at least matching those seen during the past three years. The paper underscores that in many countries, structural reforms are enhancing the role of market forces and thereby strengthening the basis for sustained, robust growth.

The Rebuilding of Greater Russia

Putin's Foreign Policy Towards the CIS Countries

Author: Bertil Nygren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134076835

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3257

This book describes the strategies used by President Putin from 2000 onwards to recreate 'Greater Russia', that is a Russia that controls most of the territory of the former Soviet Union. It shows the subtlety of the means of control, often through creating economic dependencies in the 'near abroad', including exploiting energy dependency, through prolonging other political and military dependencies, and sometimes through traditional 'power politics'. Bertil Nygren argues that after seven years in power the results of this strategy are beginning to show, providing comprehensive coverage of Russia’s relations to the former Soviet territories of the CIS countries, including Ukraine and Putin's role in the events surrounding the 'Orange Revolution', Belarus and the attempts to form a union, the Caucasus and Russia's role in the various conflicts, Moldova, including the Transdniester conflict, and Central Asia. This is an important subject for Russian studies experts and international relations scholars in general.

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Documents, Data, and Analysis

Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski,Zbigniew K. Brzezinski,Paige Sullivan

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563246371

Category: History

Page: 866

View: 4879

Assembled here is a documentary portrait of the CIS, drawing on more than 500 official publications and releases and reports from the broadcast and print media. Excep-tionally comprehensive in scope and breadth, Russia and the Commonwealth of lndepen-dent States presents the actual texts of CIS accords and protocols as well as commentary from leading journalists and political actors. The documents are grouped within 10 chapters. Each chapter is preceded by introductory notes written by the editors, supplying historical background and identification of key issues surrounding the documents presented. Also included is a collection of maps which provide geographical detail of the CIS, Russia's Ethnic Republics. The Caucasus and Central Asia, Major Muslim Ethnic Groups in Armenia, Iran, and the Islamic Commonwealth States, and the Major Defense Facilities in the CIS Territory. The volume concludes with five appendixes which provide a chronological listing of key events, CIS development, CIS data, and Country Profiles, in which a political profile, area map, economic and demographic statistics are provided for the 12 member states.

World Economic Outlook, May 1997

Globalization: Opportunities and Challenges

Author: International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1455278882

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 4205

This paper presents an outlook for the world economy for 1997. The paper highlights that the world economic growth quickened during 1996 following widespread deceleration of activity in 1995. Economic and financial conditions are generally propitious for the global expansion to continue in 1997 and the medium term at rates at least matching those seen during the past three years. The paper underscores that in many countries, structural reforms are enhancing the role of market forces and thereby strengthening the basis for sustained, robust growth.