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Магистратура 2021/2022

Россия и европейский международный порядок

Направление: 41.04.05. Международные отношения
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Преподаватели: Пеллицциари Игорь
Прогр. обучения: Международные отношения: европейские и азиатские исследования
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is devoted to the problems of the relationship between Russia and the European international order. Russia has been striving for centuries to become part of the intra-European balance of power. The European powers hoped to involve Russia in such a system of relations that would make it possible to use its resources without giving the right to vote in resolving the main issues of the regional order. Now this long-standing paradigm of relationships has been destroyed. The coming years will be a difficult period for the European region to form a new system of relations between the EU and Russia. Therefore, the above issues will be the main focus of this course.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course is designed to offer an in-depth study of the EU-Russia relationship. It will look at the history of that relationship and analyze its legal and analytical framework. The course is designed to cover EU-Russia relations from multiple angles (e.g., the role of values and interests, and the influence of relations between Russia and individual member states) and in a number of spheres and dimensions (e.g., global politics, relations in the post-Soviet space, security, energy, and transport). It will also address how the relationship is currently developing, as well as key issues, such as negotiations on a new strategic partnership treaty, prospects for a visa-free regime and the partnership for modernization project.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The analysis of the causal relationship of Russia's historical role in the European international order
  • In-depth study of the EU-Russia relationship. The history of that relationship and analyze its legal and analytical framework. The analysis of the EU-Russia relations from multiple angles (e.g., the role of values and interests, and the influence of relations between Russia and individual member states) and in a number of spheres and dimensions
  • Conceptual analyses and practical study of the EU-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War. The study of structural problems and theoretical patterns of the relations and their evolution during the last 20 years
  • The analysis of Russian soft power in comparison with hard power
  • The analysis of the current state of EU-Russia relations under the Russa’s Pivot to the East
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Russia and the European security order revisited: from the congress of Vienna to the post-cold war
    This courses explains Russia’s role in, and visions of, the international order from the Congress of Vienna to the end of the Cold War. This course also discusses the lessons, and perhaps also the wrong lessons, that the current Russian leadership and elite have drawn on the basis of past grand bargains. It concludes that in the course of history, there has been more variation than continuity in Russia’s policy towards the European security system and, moreover, that the post-Cold War security order in Europe was not imposed on Russia during the years immediately following the end of the Cold War.
  • EU–Russia Relations and a Future of Europe
    This course is designed to offer an in-depth study of the EU-Russia relationship. It will look at the history of that relationship and analyze its legal and analytical framework. The course is designed to cover EU-Russia relations from multiple angles (e.g., the role of values and interests, and the influence of relations between Russia and individual member states) and in a number of spheres and dimensions (e.g., global politics, relations in the post-Soviet space, security, energy, and transport). It will also address how the relationship is currently developing, as well as key issues, such as negotiations on a new strategic partnership treaty, prospects for a visa-free regime and the partnership for modernization project.
  • EU-Russia Relations between the Cold Wars
    The course contains conceptual analyses and practical study of the EU-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War. It explores structural problems and theoretical patterns of the relations, as well as analyzes their evolution during the last 20 years. Special attention is given to analysis of EU-Russia relations under the first Obama Administration, known as the 'reset'. An important feature of the course is that it approaches problems of US-Russia relations and their development in the wider context of the two countries’ foreign and domestic policies during a given period of time, as well as of the challenges and opportunities the sides have faced in the international environment. EU-Russia relations are thus dealt with as part of the bigger picture of the two countries’ development and the evolution of their international positions.
  • Russia’s Soft Power: What It Is and What It Might Be
    Soft power is widely considered to be a missing part or at least a weak point among Russian foreign policy instruments, both globally and regionally. Without ideology, with sluggish and one-sided economy, pervasive corruption, ineffective governance and poor rule of law, contemporary Russia cannot be an attractive model comparable to either the US and the EU, or rapidly growing and successful China. Thus, the argument goes, it is compelled to use hard power (both military and economic), as well as skillful diplomatic art, to promote its interests, while competition between Russia and the West at the former USSR is widely described as a clash between the Western soft and Russian hard power.
  • EU-Russia relations within the Asian context
    This course introduces the special issue by going beyond the traditional debates about geopolitics and great power rivalry. Instead, it examines the emergent and highly complex world of Central Eurasia, in its transformative effort to reorder itself in response to both global and local change. In particular, the paper (and the volume) focuses on two interrelated themes: one of a changing Russia, that is anxiously trying to adapt to the uncertain dynamics within and beyond the wider Eurasian space; and the other—of an emerging complexity of new order-making regional (integration) initiatives that are poised to reshape the future of international and global order. The overarching intention of this paper and the volume is to advance the need to focus on ‘the local’, to gain a more holistic understanding of the present-day challenges and the kind of global response needed to stay attuned to the increasingly complex world.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Case study
  • non-blocking Essay (1000 words)
  • non-blocking Presentation (10 minutes)
  • non-blocking Essay (500 words)
  • non-blocking Project Proposal (2000 words)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Case study + 0.2 * Essay (1000 words) + 0.2 * Essay (500 words) + 0.2 * Presentation (10 minutes) + 0.2 * Project Proposal (2000 words)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Robin Alison Remington, & Robert K. Evanson. (2020). Globalization and Regime Change : Lessons From the New Russia and the New Europe. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • David, M., & Romanova, T. (2015). Modernisation in EU——Russian Relations: Past, Present, and Future. European Politics & Society, 16(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/15705854.2014.965895