The book focuses on the internal security issues common to many states in the early twenty-first-century, and places them in the particular context of Russia.
Author: Edwin Bacon
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Political Science
Securitising Russia shows the impact of twenty-first-century security concerns on the way Russia is ruled. It demonstrates how President Putin has wrestled with terrorism, immigration, media freedom, religious pluralism, and economic globalism, and argues that fears of a return to old-style authoritarianism oversimplify the complex context of contemporary Russia. The book focuses on the internal security issues common to many states in the early twenty-first-century, and places them in the particular context of Russia. Detailed analysis of the place of security in Russia’s political discourse and policy-making reveals nuances often missing from overarching assessments of Russia today. To characterise the Putin regime as the ‘KGB-resurgent’ is to miss vital continuities, contexts, and on-going political conflicts which make up the contemporary Russian scene. Securitising Russia draws together current debates about whether Russia is a ‘normal’ country developing its own democratic and market structures, or a nascent authoritarian regime returning to the past.
If anything, under Putin's presidency and even under Medvedev, debates over Russian security have become more acute, with attempts being made to ' securitise' ever more aspects of domestic as well as defence and foreign policy in
order to ...
Author: Dr Mark Galeotti
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Political Science
The Putin era saw a striking 'securitization' of politics, something that he has bequeathed to his chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev. The omens from the early days of the Medvedev presidency have been mixed, marked both by less confrontational rhetoric towards the West and by war with Georgia and continued re-armament. Has the Medvedev generation learned the lessons not just from the Soviet era but also from the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies, or will security remain the foundation of Russian foreign and domestic policy? Fully up-to-date to reflect the evolving Medvedev presidency, the 2008 Georgian war and the impact of the economic downturn, this volume is a much needed objective and balanced examination of the ways in which security has played and continues to play a central role in contemporary Russian politics. The combination of original scholarship with extensive empirical research makes this volume an invaluable resource for all students and researchers of Russian politics and security affairs.
Author: Jan Job de Vries RobbéPublish On: 2006-01-01
In the last couple of years, the ABS market has seen the German Government securitising Russia's Paris Club Debt, as well as the future pension contributions
originating from its post and telecommunications privatized companies. The first ...
Author: Jan Job de Vries Robbé
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Despite fears that regulators around the world would act to curtail securitisation severely in the aftermath of the collapse of Enron, WorldCom, and Parmalat, the securitisation industry has witnessed what can only be described as relentless innovation. Securisation remains one of the most important means for financial institutions to diversify their funding, transfer credit risk and manage solvency requirements. This volume, the second in a series focusing on the latest innovations in the global securitisation industry, provides advisers with detailed guidance on key structural and legal issues of innovative securitisations, as well as describing the most recent developments in the accounting and risk-capital treatment of securitisation transactions. The contributors represent a wide range of expert participants in the design, execution, and regulation of securitisation transactions. Among the critical features of contemporary securitisation covered are the following: project finance CLOs; securitisation of equity risk; securitisation of commodity risk through commodity trigger swaps; the convergence of structured credit and securitisation markets; innovation in RMBS: negative equity transactions; innovation in CMBS: A/B structure new markets in Europe, Japan, and Islamic countries; catastrophe risk securitisation; effect of recent US bankruptcy legislation on synthetics; microfinance loan securitisation in emerging markets; public sector securitisation; securitisable intellectual property; application of accounting standards in a rapidly changing environment, and updated analysis of Basel II. The practical perspective of the contributions, combined with the extensive use of case studies of key transactions, should make this volume an invaluable resource for lawyers as well as legal and business academics interested in the very latest developments in the global securitisation markets.
Although self-reliance and self-sufficiency was stressed, there was no major shift
towards the 'securitisation' of new ... 15 Edwin Bacon and Bettina Renz with
Julian Cooper, Securitising Russia: The Domestic Politics of Putin (Manchester, ...
Author: Richard Sakwa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book examines how Putin's Russia emerged as one of the great powers, demanding recognition of its status in international politics.
The identity crisis is continuing and provides plenty of openings for securitising
practice . At a time when securitisation of identity reaches its peak , as in 1999 –
early 2000 , the division between ' us ' and ' them ' in the Russian discourse ...
So , the relationship between the two blocs was extremely securitised , from the
simplest issue to hard military options . ... The recent securitisation of energy
politics in the EU - Russia relationship , implying a resecuritisation of old threats
Author: Roger E. Kanet
Publisher: Republic of Letters
Category: Political Science
Kanet discusses Russia's return as a super power and examines the global implications.
Not only did he state that Russia has " not worked out a precise position ” ,
thereby indirectly criticising Kozyrev , he also said ... to being politicised and ,
given that a securitising actor makes a successful securitising move , to being securitised .
This book analyzes the Russian context and considers the roles of the media, business, organized crime, the church, the village, and the Putin administration in shaping the terrain of public life.
Author: Alfred B. Evans
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Undertakes an analysis of the development of civil society in post-Soviet Russia. This book analyzes the Russian context and considers the roles of the media, business, organized crime, the church, the village, and the Putin administration in shaping the terrain of public life.
A concise overview of Putin's policies and analytical studies of their success or failure in each of the seven federal okrugs that he created in May 2000 to impose greater federal control over the regions.
The negative road could be one where Northern Europe becomes more securitised and divided . ... view of the EU enlarging up to its borders , especially
if the ESDP's soft security agenda is set in negative terms , all of which refer to Russia .
Jæger , Øjvind : " Securitising Russia : Discursive Practices of the Baltic States , "
Working Paper , No . 10 ( Copenhagen : Copenhagen Peace Research Institute ,
1997 ) . Joenniemi , Pertti : “ Norden : A Community of Asecurity ? , ” Working ...
Together, the two volumes simultaneously reveal that Putin's successes have been much more limited and ambiguous than is widely believed in the West while offering detailed and nuanced answers to the difficult but crucial question: Who ...
Author: Peter Reddaway
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Who rules Russia? This question is generated by President Vladimir Putin's most ambitious reform program to date--his attempt since 2000 to reshape the Russian federation, centralize much of the power lost by the Kremlin to the eighty-nine regional governors during the 1990s, and strengthen his weak grip on Russia's institutions and political elite. In The Dynamics of Russian Politics Russian and Western authors from the fields of political science, economics, ethnology, law, and journalism examine the reform's impact on key areas of Russian life, including big business, law enforcement, corruption, political party development, health care, local government, small business, and ethnic relations. Volume I presents the historical context and an overview of the reforms, then tracks how Putin's plans were implemented and resisted across each of the seven new federal okrugs, or megaregions, into which he divided Russia. In particular, the authors analyze the goals and contrasting political styles of his seven commissars and how their often-concealed struggles with the more independent and determined governors played out. Volume II examines the impact of these reforms on Russia's main political institutions; the increasingly assertive business community; and the defense, police, and security ministries. It also analyzes how the reforms have affected such key policy areas as local government, health care, political party development, the battle against corruption, small business, ethnic relations, and the ongoing Chechen war. Together, the two volumes simultaneously reveal that Putin's successes have been much more limited and ambiguous than is widely believed in the West while offering detailed and nuanced answers to the difficult but crucial question: Who rules Russia?
David J . Betz and Valeriy G . Volkov , “ The False Dawn of Russian Military
Reform , " Georgetown Journal of International Affairs , vol . 4 , no . 2 ( Summer /
Fall 2003 ) , p . 49 . 20 . Bacon et al . , Securitising Russia , p . 10 . 21 . Thomas ...
Author: Thomas Gomart
Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for Interna
Category: Political Science
"This perceptive and well-informed study highlights the continuity of the Russian (civilian and military) security community's distrust of the outside world, fueled by NATO enlargement. Communism may be dead in Russia, but the obsession with 'threats' continues, rallying the population and keeping security elites in power. This makes Russia an uncomfortable world player to live with. A must read."--Beatrice Heuser, professor and chair of International Relations, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading (UK) As Russia reasserts itself on the international stage, the relationship between its civilian and military spheres remains one of the determining factors in the organization of political power. Thomas Gomart's Russian Civil-Military Relations: Putin's Legacy looks beyond traditional dualism between the Kremlin and the military, introducing the role of the security services in Russian power distribution. With the support of the siloviki (security service) and justification through the fight against "international terrorism," Putin worked throughout his administration to reestablish presidential control over the military. As Russia transitions to Dmitry Medvedev's presidency, it is important to not only review the Putin presidency, which has given many of the country's institutions their shape, but also to reach back further into post-communist and Soviet history for an understanding of the realities of today. Russian Civil-Military Relations provides crucial analysis of the nature and evolution of the balance between civilian and military institutions. These relations will continue to influence regime development, security policy, and societal attitudes that build from Putin's Russia to Medvedev's administration and into the future.
The first scenario pictured an event where political persecution in Russia leads to
the arrival of 50 , 000 asylum seekers in Swedish ports during one single week .
In the second scenario , the political persecution in Russia is combined with ...
Jaeger , Oeyvind ( 1997 ) : Securitising Russia : Discursive Practices of the Baltic
States , Copenhagen : COPRI , Working Paper No . 10 . 13 . Jurado Elena ( 1998
) : Russian Homeland Nationalism and the Baltic States : Explaining Russia ' s ...
The urgent necessity of being incorporated in Western institutions was
underlined by portraying Russia as the source of ... This line of argument
provided a rationale of securitisation which to a large extent justified Baltic
domestic and foreign ...
Implications of Enlargement for Russia's Behaviour Towards the Russian-
speaking Minorities Jekaterina Dorodnova ... Ojvind Jaeger , Securitising Russia
: Discursive Practices of the Baltic States ( Copenhagen Peace Research Institute
730090 Russia and Iran in the great game . 955 . 04 Russia and the ... 47 Russia
. 947 Russian military intelligence in the war with Japan , 1904 - 05 . 952 . 031
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1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Securitisation vs. Economisation of Russian Foreign
Policy - An Introductory Summary Economic rationales are largely regarded to
have become , since the end of the Cold War , more influential in the formulation
Author: Marcel Viëtor
Publisher: Lit Verlag
A key question for international policy-makers is whether it is primarily security or economic concerns that drive Russia's foreign policy, especially in strategic economic sectors. This study provides an answer by analysing two cases - Russian gas exports to Belarus and Russian arms exports to China. The book draws the conclusion that, in contradiction to an alleged "securitisation" of Russian foreign policy, it is economic rationales of relevant sub-state actors, rather than the state's security rationales, that have determined Russian foreign policy on exports in strategic branches.
Securitising Russia : The Domestic Politics of Putin . Manchester Baev , P.K.
2004. The Evolution of Putin's Regime : Inner Circles and Outer Walls . Problems
of Post - Communism 51 ( 6 ) . 3–13 Balzer , H. 2005. The Putin Thesis and