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Normative Contention: European Union and Russian Federation - The Case of the Northern Dimension

Nabiyev, Ilyas LU (2013) STVM23 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Vladimir Putin’s accession to power after 2000s not just brought new era to the Russian Federation but also provided new bounds for the EU-Russian relations. By solving the problems of internal instability and changing its political trajectory, President Putin restored state prestige and Russia returned to world politics with immense ambitions not being just an energy superpower. Not surprisingly normative discussions became an important part of the EU-Russian relations. This thesis proposes to discuss the European Union and the Russian Federation as Normative Powers in the region apart from existing energy relations. Admittedly, in case of energy the Russian Federation is considered one of the normative powers of the world politics. The... (More)
Vladimir Putin’s accession to power after 2000s not just brought new era to the Russian Federation but also provided new bounds for the EU-Russian relations. By solving the problems of internal instability and changing its political trajectory, President Putin restored state prestige and Russia returned to world politics with immense ambitions not being just an energy superpower. Not surprisingly normative discussions became an important part of the EU-Russian relations. This thesis proposes to discuss the European Union and the Russian Federation as Normative Powers in the region apart from existing energy relations. Admittedly, in case of energy the Russian Federation is considered one of the normative powers of the world politics. The core of the current strategy of Vladimir Putin is understood as Moscow seems to be ready to offer an alternative reading of a set of norms constituting their relations.
During this study qualitative research and its appropriate methods were utilized. Three pioneering scholars were interviewed and for exploring Russian normativisim in trans-border cooperation the Northern Dimensions Initiative was selected as the single case. New institutionalism as a theoretical lens provided foundation to examine the current normative contention.
Subsequently, under Putin's governance Russia has moved away from being a ‘norms-taker’ to being a ‘norms-maker’ and accordingly has become very normative offensive in cooperation with the European Union. (Less)
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author
Nabiyev, Ilyas LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20122
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Normative Power, EU-Russia, Trans-Border Cooperation, Northern Dimensions, Treaty of Lisbon, Russian Foreign Policy Concept
language
English
id
3357868
date added to LUP
2013-02-25 09:39:29
date last changed
2013-02-25 09:39:29
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  abstract     = {Vladimir Putin’s accession to power after 2000s not just brought new era to the Russian Federation but also provided new bounds for the EU-Russian relations. By solving the problems of internal instability and changing its political trajectory, President Putin restored state prestige and Russia returned to world politics with immense ambitions not being just an energy superpower. Not surprisingly normative discussions became an important part of the EU-Russian relations. This thesis proposes to discuss the European Union and the Russian Federation as Normative Powers in the region apart from existing energy relations. Admittedly, in case of energy the Russian Federation is considered one of the normative powers of the world politics. The core of the current strategy of Vladimir Putin is understood as Moscow seems to be ready to offer an alternative reading of a set of norms constituting their relations.
During this study qualitative research and its appropriate methods were utilized. Three pioneering scholars were interviewed and for exploring Russian normativisim in trans-border cooperation the Northern Dimensions Initiative was selected as the single case. New institutionalism as a theoretical lens provided foundation to examine the current normative contention.
Subsequently, under Putin's governance Russia has moved away from being a ‘norms-taker’ to being a ‘norms-maker’ and accordingly has become very normative offensive in cooperation with the European Union.},
  author       = {Nabiyev, Ilyas},
  keyword      = {Normative Power,EU-Russia,Trans-Border Cooperation,Northern Dimensions,Treaty of Lisbon,Russian Foreign Policy Concept},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Normative Contention: European Union and Russian Federation - The Case of the Northern Dimension},
  year         = {2013},
}