Russia and the EU in the Common Neighborhood: Conflicting Types of Power
A book launch followed by a discussion
Prof. Irina Busygina
Director of the Center for Comparative Governance Studies, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg
As major powers in international relations, Russia and the EU behave in fundamentally different ways: while the EU seems to strive for a foreign policy that achieves its goals through authoritativeness, Russia acts as a coercive power. At the same time, the EU’s and Russia’s geographical proximity and economic interdependence mean that their respective approaches often find themselves in direct confrontation with each other, for instance in the Common Neighborhood. Irina Busygina’s new book looks at forms of power and power relations in global politics. While globalization has led to shared global economic regimes, it has by no means standardized types of power: those currently represented by the EU and Russia form a sharp contrast. What emerges when these different forms of power interact, and how are third parties affected, for instance the countries of the Common Neighborhood?
Head of the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
The event is organized by the DGAP’S Robert Bosch Center and will be held in English.