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.

Russia, the European Union and the CIS

Author: Eric Engle

Publisher: Eleven International Pub

ISBN: 9789490947521

Category: Law

Page: 323

View: 8168

This is a collection of essays about Russian law and economics with respect to the Russian federation's relations to the European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The book confronts the challenges facing a transition economy in its struggle for economic development through market forces, and its efforts to impose the rule of law, not men, on a former dictatorship. The topics addressed range from Russia's relationship to the EU and other CIS states, to a variety of commercial law topics. Key contemporary issues in Russian intellectual property law, tax law, and merger and acquisition law are addressed by Russian jurists writing in English. The problems of corruption or bureaucracy are addressed directly and openly in the hope that increased EU and US cooperation with the Russian Federation will lead to better international relations.

Russian and CIS Gas Markets and Their Impact on Europe

Author: Simon Pirani

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199554546

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 487

View: 9288

This will be the first book to present an overview of the gas industry, and gas markets, across the CIS, which - despite their significance for global markets generally and Europe in particular - have been paid relatively little attention. The book deals with the political economy of those markets. Ten country chapters cover production, decision-making and regulation, and consumption and domestic market reform. Trading relations both between the CIS countriesthemselves and with other markets, particularly those in Europe, are discussed, and a chapter on trade and transit discusses prices, export routes, transit costs and infrastructure. Another thematic chapter gives an overview of systemic reform issues in the gas sector.

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: 2941

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.

Russian Peacekeeping Strategies in the CIS

The Case of Moldova, Georgia and Tajikistan

Author: D. Lynch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333984218

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 1310

Peacekeeping operations have become a central issue in international relations since the end of the Cold War. This work underlines the mixture of defensive and offensive stimuli driving Russian 'peacekeeping' strategies, and highlights the dangers that the new Russian Federation faces in undertaking these operations.

The elephant and the bear

the European Union, Russia and their near abroads

Author: Michael Emerson

Publisher: CEPS

ISBN: 9789290793502

Category: Europe

Page: 63

View: 8017


EU External Governance

Projecting EU Rules beyond Membership

Author: Sandra Lavenex,Frank Schimmelfennig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317987357

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

View: 4474

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

the statistical yearbook of the Economic Commission for Europe

Author: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211167665

Category: Europe

Page: 253

View: 9668

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.

Shaping the Post-Soviet Space?

EU Policies and Approaches to Region-Building

Author: Laure Delcour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317055802

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 3983

While the European Union (EU) is widely perceived as a model for regional integration, the encouragement of regional co-operation also ranks high among its foreign policy priorities. Drawing on a wealth of sources and extensive fieldwork conducted in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Laure Delcour questions the pursuit of this external objective in EU policies implemented in the CIS and the existence of an EU regional vision in the post-Soviet area. She asks does the recent compartmentalization of EU policies correspond to a growing fragmentation of the former Soviet Union that cannot be considered as a region anymore? Does it rather reflect the EU's own interests in the area? Interested in exposing why the EU has not pursued a strategy of 'region-building' in the post-Soviet area, Delcour examines the disintegration dynamics affecting the area following the collapse of the USSR, the interplay between different actors and levels of action in EU foreign policy-making and the role of other region-builders. She takes a closer look at the strategic partnership with Russia, European Neighbourhood Policy, Eastern Partnership and Black Sea Synergy as a capability test for the European foreign policy to promote its foreign policy priorities and to raise a distinctive profile in the international arena.

Export Pipelines from the CIS Region

Geopolitics, Securitization, and Political Decision-Making

Author: Andreas Heinrich

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838205391

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 5418

This timely collection offers fresh perspectives to the analysis of the 'New Great Game' – the fight for access to the Caspian Sea region's energy resources. To date, the export of the Caspian crude oil and natural gas has only been assessed geopolitically, which oversimplifies the political dynamics of the region and neglects to acknowledge the Caspian countries as actors in their own right.

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: 1464

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.

The CIS Handbook

Author: Patrick Heenan,Monique Lamontagne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135931771

Category: Reference

Page: 350

View: 6853

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

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: 5448

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.

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

View: 6654

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: 984

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.

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: 5419

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

Cases and Materials on the European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Alastair R. Mowbray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199206742

Category: Law

Page: 1058

View: 1302

This second edition provides students with a selection of the leading jurisprudence, together with commentary, on the major rights enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights. It also examines the creation of the Convention, and the role of the institutions and remedies available at the European level.

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: 9154

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.

Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Documents, Data, and Analysis

Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski,Paige Sullivan,Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.)

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563246371

Category: History

Page: 866

View: 1758

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.

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: 8608

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.