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RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNs AGAINST THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROJECT : A HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE PHENOMENON

Reznykova, Oksana LU (2019) EUHR18 20191
European Studies
Abstract
Nowadays new tools became available for global actors for achieving their goals, which are not only traditional military means (hard power) and/or the means of seduction (soft power). Instead, the new tools, which are more sophisticated and effective in implementing the power by the actor, are currently being applied in order for an actor to effectively influence its counterparts (from individuals to the world order). These modern tools are not new, but are currently implemented in more complex ways, which allow the actors to reach their ultimate goals. Due to the efficiency of these methods/tools they are used by countries/actors worldwide(America, China, Korea, Russia etc.). It has been observed that these tools may influence weak as... (More)
Nowadays new tools became available for global actors for achieving their goals, which are not only traditional military means (hard power) and/or the means of seduction (soft power). Instead, the new tools, which are more sophisticated and effective in implementing the power by the actor, are currently being applied in order for an actor to effectively influence its counterparts (from individuals to the world order). These modern tools are not new, but are currently implemented in more complex ways, which allow the actors to reach their ultimate goals. Due to the efficiency of these methods/tools they are used by countries/actors worldwide(America, China, Korea, Russia etc.). It has been observed that these tools may influence weak as well as strong states, societies as well as individuals.
Concerning the European Union, it has been under the “stress” during recent years(migrations, terrorism, climate changes, economy), which made the Union more vulnerable to the external influences from other actors, particularly the Russian Federation which considers the EU as an obstacle for achieving Vladimir Putin’s revanshist and imperialist ambitions.
In this thesis it is highlighted that the main “fuel” for the ongoing destabilisation of the European Integration Project is the Russian Disinformation Campaign. Currently, the Russian Federation has been demonstrating its aggression towards the European Union in both open
and hidden ways with escalating its efforts to influence and disintegrate the European Union. In order to destruct the European Integration Project, the Russian Federation has been applying its “traditional” but currently, more advanced tools for implementing its “power” against the Union. With this regard, the Russian Federation has demonstrated/disclosed its “different faces of power”, which have been currently challenging the “normative face of power” of the European Union. Hence, “the faces of power” of the Russian Federation are differentiated and conceptualised, and “mirrored” with the “single face” i.e. “normative face of power” of the European Union. (Less)
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author
Reznykova, Oksana LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHR18 20191
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
European Union, Russian Federation, disinformation, normative power, anti-normative power, European Studies
language
English
id
8981016
date added to LUP
2019-06-24 16:35:46
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2019-06-24 16:35:46
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  abstract     = {Nowadays new tools became available for global actors for achieving their goals, which are not only traditional military means (hard power) and/or the means of seduction (soft power). Instead, the new tools, which are more sophisticated and effective in implementing the power by the actor, are currently being applied in order for an actor to effectively influence its counterparts (from individuals to the world order). These modern tools are not new, but are currently implemented in more complex ways, which allow the actors to reach their ultimate goals. Due to the efficiency of these methods/tools they are used by countries/actors worldwide(America, China, Korea, Russia etc.). It has been observed that these tools may influence weak as well as strong states, societies as well as individuals.
Concerning the European Union, it has been under the “stress” during recent years(migrations, terrorism, climate changes, economy), which made the Union more vulnerable to the external influences from other actors, particularly the Russian Federation which considers the EU as an obstacle for achieving Vladimir Putin’s revanshist and imperialist ambitions.
In this thesis it is highlighted that the main “fuel” for the ongoing destabilisation of the European Integration Project is the Russian Disinformation Campaign. Currently, the Russian Federation has been demonstrating its aggression towards the European Union in both open
and hidden ways with escalating its efforts to influence and disintegrate the European Union. In order to destruct the European Integration Project, the Russian Federation has been applying its “traditional” but currently, more advanced tools for implementing its “power” against the Union. With this regard, the Russian Federation has demonstrated/disclosed its “different faces of power”, which have been currently challenging the “normative face of power” of the European Union. Hence, “the faces of power” of the Russian Federation are differentiated and conceptualised, and “mirrored” with the “single face” i.e. “normative face of power” of the European Union.},
  author       = {Reznykova, Oksana},
  keyword      = {European Union,Russian Federation,disinformation,normative power,anti-normative power,European Studies},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNs AGAINST THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROJECT : A HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE PHENOMENON},
  year         = {2019},
}