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Russia's Foreign Policy Concept: A qualitative analysis

Dunér, Emma LU (2017) EUHA20 20171
European Studies
Abstract
This thesis conducts a qualitative analysis of the Russian foreign policy concept from 2016, as it is presented on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The analysis is based on the aspirational constructivist theory and is realized by utilizing a functional idea analysis with elements of argument analysis. By applying these tools this thesis is enabled to analyze implied messages as well as to provide a different approach in the analysis of strictly political documents.

The analysis is based in aspirational constructivism; a theory that seeks to find out a state’s national identity in order to determine the state’s political purpose. In turn, the political purpose creates political aspirations and... (More)
This thesis conducts a qualitative analysis of the Russian foreign policy concept from 2016, as it is presented on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The analysis is based on the aspirational constructivist theory and is realized by utilizing a functional idea analysis with elements of argument analysis. By applying these tools this thesis is enabled to analyze implied messages as well as to provide a different approach in the analysis of strictly political documents.

The analysis is based in aspirational constructivism; a theory that seeks to find out a state’s national identity in order to determine the state’s political purpose. In turn, the political purpose creates political aspirations and therefore national interests. By utilizing all of the above-mentioned tools, this thesis aims to analyze how ideas about NATO, ethnolinguistics,and economics are manifested in the foreign policy concept. With this as a foundation the thesis will then discuss some open questions regarding how this new foreign policy concept, and as such Russia’s national identity, might affect the European Union’s security, territory and economy. (Less)
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author
Dunér, Emma LU
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organization
course
EUHA20 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
foreign policy, Russia, national identity, security, aspirational constructivism
language
English
id
8911126
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  abstract     = {This thesis conducts a qualitative analysis of the Russian foreign policy concept from 2016, as it is presented on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The analysis is based on the aspirational constructivist theory and is realized by utilizing a functional idea analysis with elements of argument analysis. By applying these tools this thesis is enabled to analyze implied messages as well as to provide a different approach in the analysis of strictly political documents.

The analysis is based in aspirational constructivism; a theory that seeks to find out a state’s national identity in order to determine the state’s political purpose. In turn, the political purpose creates political aspirations and therefore national interests. By utilizing all of the above-mentioned tools, this thesis aims to analyze how ideas about NATO, ethnolinguistics,and economics are manifested in the foreign policy concept. With this as a foundation the thesis will then discuss some open questions regarding how this new foreign policy concept, and as such Russia’s national identity, might affect the European Union’s security, territory and economy.},
  author       = {Dunér, Emma},
  keyword      = {foreign policy,Russia,national identity,security,aspirational constructivism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Russia's Foreign Policy Concept: A qualitative analysis},
  year         = {2017},
}