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EU-Russia Relations

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course “Russia-EU Relations” offers students an in-depth and comprehensive study of the Russia’ relations with its major trade partner and important foreign policy counterpart. It explores legal basis and history of the relations since early 1990-s, analyzes their legal, political, economic and analytical framework, and offers a detailed analyses of their major areas (security, energy, relations at the Post-Soviet space). Particular attention is given to the analyses of the current crisis of Russia-EU relations, caused by the Ukraine conflict, its reasons and evolution, as well as scenarios of their relations in the future. This course will be very helpful to understand Russian foreign policy in Europe and EU’s relations with a major external partner.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To offer an in-depth and comprehensive study of the Russia-EU relationship; European Union remains Russia’s largest economic partner and 2nd foreign policy partner (after the Post-Soviet states and integration projects).
  • To explore history of the relations, their legal, political, economic and analytical framework.
  • To offer detailed analyses of the major areas of Russia-EU relations.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Assesses the present state and perspectives of the dialog in 2009.
  • Defines the object and subject of the Russia-EU relations
  • Analyzes Russia-EU dialogue on European and International security
  • Assesses Russia-EU relations in the energy field
  • Assesses the bilateral relations between Russia and the EU member states in the Russia-EU relations
  • Assesses the launch of European and Russian integration projects (Eastern Partnership and the Customs Union/Eurasian Union).
  • Assesses the legal aspects of EU external relations
  • Assesses the major external challenges for the EU and Russia and their impact on the relations
  • Assesses the perspectives and scenarios of bilateral relations development
  • Assesses the place of Europe and the EU in Russian development and Russian foreign policy
  • Assesses the Russia-EU relations in the sphere of science and technologies
  • Defines the general questions of EU-Russia economic relations
  • Defines the historical and structural features of EU-Russia relations
  • Defines the main interests of Russia and EU in the post-Soviet space
  • Defines the main methods and theories of studying Russia-EU relations
  • Defines the structure and mechanism of the EU external policy forming
  • Defines the unique features of EU-Russia transport relations
  • Explains the EU relations with non-member states: problem of forming political and legal basis
  • Explains the features of valuable component in EU-Russia relations
  • Explains the historical background and the main features of EU-Russia relations in 1991-1999
  • Explains the main issues, structural and external limitations of partnership between EU and Russia
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the studies of Russia – EU Relations
  • Methods and theories of studying Russia-EU relations
  • The place of Europe and the EU in Russian development and Russian foreign policy
  • Values and interests: the key dilemma of the Russia-EU relations
  • External environment of the Russia-EU relations: the major external challenges for the EU and Russia and their impact on the relations
  • The Russia-EU relations in 1991-1999
  • Russia-EU relations in 1999-2003
  • Russia-EU relations in 2003-2008
  • EU-Russia relations in 2009-2013
  • Legal aspects of EU external relations
  • Political and legal basis of the EU-Russia relations
  • Russia-EU negotiations on the New Strategic Agreement. The problem of new political and legal basis in the Russia-EU relations
  • Bilateral relations between Russia and the EU member states in the Russia-EU relations
  • The problem of the EU common and unified policy in the Russia-EU relations
  • Russia-EU dialogue on European and International security. Development of the CFSP and ESDP and Russia-EU relations
  • Russia-EU relations at the Post-Soviet space
  • Russia-EU relations in the energy field
  • General questions of EU-Russia economic relations: perspectives of CEC
  • EU-Russia cooperation in sphere of domestic security (justice and home affairs)
  • Russia-EU relations in the field of transport
  • Russia-EU relations in the sphere of science and technologies
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Exam in the form of a written test
    Test consists of multiple choice and open quetions.
  • non-blocking Attandance
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.3 * Attandance + 0.7 * Exam in the form of a written test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Мир вокруг России: 2017 : контуры недалекого будущего, , 2007
  • Мировая политика : учеб. пособие, Бордачев, Т. В., 2007
  • Пределы европеизации. Россия и Европейский союз 1991-2007 гг. : теория и практика отношений, Бордачев, Т. В., 2007

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Russia-EU relations : the present situation and prospects / Centre for European Policy Studies. (2005). Brussels. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.389731757
  • Tatiana Romanova. (2008). Russia and Europe in the Twenty‐First Century: An Uneasy Partnership – Edited by J. Gower and G. Timmins. Journal of Common Market Studies, (3), 727. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2008.00797_14.x
  • Азиатский многоугольник : конфликтность и потенциал интеграции, Караганов, С. А., 2007
  • Европейский Союз: право и отношения с Россией: Монография / П.А. Калиниченко. - М.: Норма: НИЦ Инфра-М, 2012. - 272 с.: 60x90 1/16. (обложка) ISBN 978-5-91768-286-0 - Режим доступа: http://znanium.com/catalog/product/313914
  • Шишкина О.В. - Внешнеполитические ресурсы. Россия и ЕС на пространстве «общего соседства» - Издательство "Аспект Пресс" - 2014 - ISBN: 978-5-7567-0657-4 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЛАНЬ - URL: https://e.lanbook.com/book/68752