The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood

Europeanisation and its twenty-first-century contradictions

Edited by Mike Mannin and Paul Flenley

The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood


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  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0909-5
  • Pages: 280
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: January 2018
  • BIC Category: International Relations, Diplomacy, Cultural studies, HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / General, HISTORY / Europe / General, USSR, Soviet Union, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, Political Geography, Society & social sciences / Political structure & processes, Society & social sciences / Cultural studies, EU (European Union), European history, Society & social sciences / International relations


This volume is timely in that it explores key issues which are currently at the forefront of the EU's relations with its eastern neighbours. It considers the impact of a more assertive Russia, the significance of Turkey, the limitations of the Eastern Partnership with Belarus and Moldova, the position of a Ukraine in crisis and pulled between Russia and the EU, security and democracy in the South Caucasus. It looks at the contested nature of European identity in areas such as the Balkans. In addition it looks at ways in which the EU's interests and values can be tested in sectors such as trade and migration. The interplay between values, identity and interests and their effect on the interpretation of europeanisation between the EU and its neighbours is a core theme of the volume.


Introduction - Paul Flenley and Michael Mannin

Part I: Concepts and Frameworks
1 Europeanisation as a past and present narrative - Mike Mannin
2 Defining contemporary European identity/ies - Nora Siklodi
3 The Limitations of the EU's strategies for Europeanisation of the neighbours - Paul Flenley

Part II: Country/Area Studies
4 Europeanisation and Russia - Tatiana Romanova
5 'Bounded Europeanisation': the case of Ukraine - Nadiia Bureiko and Teodor Lucian Moga
6 Belarus: Does Europeanisation require a geopolitical choice? - Kiryl Kascian
7 Relations between Moldova and the European Union - Kamil Calus and Marcin Kosienkowski
8 Value-oriented aspects of EU-isation: The case of the Balkans - Monika Eriksen
9 Turkey: Identity politics and reticent Europeanisation - Dimitris Tsarouhas

Part III: Issues and Sectors
10 New Member States' economic relations with Russia: 'Europeanisation' or Bilateral Preferences? - Martin Dangerfield
11 EU Energy Security Policy in the Eastern Neighbourhood: Towards Europeanisation? - Edward Stoddard
12 The EU and the European Other: The Janus face of EU migration and visa policies in the neighbourhood - Igor Merheim-Eyre
13 'Neighbour languages': Europeanisation and language borders - Maria Stoicheva
14 Security and Democratisation: the case of the South Caucasus - Kevork Oskanian and Derek Averre
Conclusion - Paul Flenley and Michael Mannin


Paul Flenley is Senior Research Fellow and former head of Politics and International Relations at the University of Portsmouth.

MIchael Mannin is a Jean Monnet Chair, ad personam. He is a Visiting Professor in European Politics at Liverpool Hope University and also a Visiting Fellow at the Laboratoire AGORA, Université Cergy-Pontoise, Paris.

The European Union and its eastern neighbourhood

Edited by Mike Mannin, Paul Flenley

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