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Download Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity (The New International Relations of Europe) epub

by Andrei P. Tsygankov

This clear and comprehensive text explores the past quarter-century of Soviet/Russian international relations, comparing foreign policy formation under Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin. Challenging conventional views of Moscow's foreign policy, Andrei Tsygankov takes a constructivist approach to argue that definitions of national interest depend on visions of national identity and that national identity is rooted both in history and domestic politics. Yet the author also highlights the role of the external environment in affecting the balance of power among competing domestic groups. Drawing on an impressive mastery of both Russian and Western sources, Andrei P. Tsygankov shows how Moscow's policies have shifted under different leaders' visions of Russia's national interests. He gives an overview of the ideas and pressures that motivated Russian foreign policy in four different periods: the Gorbachev era of the late 1980s, the liberal "Westernizers" era under Kozyrev in the early 1990s, the relatively hardline statist policy under Primakov, and the more pragmatic statist policy under Putin. Evaluating the successes and failures of Russia's foreign policies, Tsygankov explains its many turns as Russia's identity and interaction with the West have evolved.Instructor Manual (passcoded)
Download Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity (The New International Relations of Europe) epub
ISBN: 0742526496
ISBN13: 978-0742526495
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Andrei P. Tsygankov
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2006)
Pages: 244 pages
ePUB size: 1418 kb
FB2 size: 1373 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 674
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This book is very good, especially to those who are interested in Russia's foreign policy since the 80s. The book make connection between the internal political situation, ideologies inside Russia and its implications on it's foreign policy. The book examines the different approaches to the status of Russia and to the foreign policy it should take, in the eyes of the different organizations of the Russian political spectrum such as Pragmatists, Statists, Conservatives, Nationalists, Liberals etc.
One of the most elaborate theory of Russian politics that have ever been presented. The book draws on the constructivist tradition of the international relations school to explain shifts in Russian politics starting from the early 1990s up to the present time. Not only it gives a great theoretical framework to think about Russian foreign policy, but also provides a detailed account of the country's international moves throughout the post-Cold War period. A must-read for students and profs. of Russian politics.
Great book by very competent author. Though, There is a new edition of this book that is more up to date.
Congratulations for the credibility you have, I wish the best you've never had.
The author repeats information fron previous chapters and sometimes I get confused, and have to go back. At least is better than Donaldson's. and Naggy
Not only is there a LOT more highlighting, writing and underlining in this book than was originally described, it's the WRONG EDITION! I ordered the 2010 edition (2nd) and instead got the 2006 first edition, the problem is i have to use if for a class and don't have time to reorder, but there are 2 chapters missing from this one!

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Great analysis of Russian foreign policy throughout its history. The book analyzes several historical examples and concludes that we cannot understand Russian foreign policy without understanding its culture. Written by someone who actually knows Russia very well, and not by so-called Russian experts who do not speak a word of Russian.