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Russia and the World

Understanding International Relations

Edited by Natalia Tsvetkova - Contributions by Yury Akimov; Dmitry Baryshnikov; Andrey Bodrov; Nikoly Dobronravin; Dmitry Evstafiev; Denis Golubev; Maria L. Lagutina; Dmitry Lanko; Anastasia Malygina; Natalia Markushina; Irina Novikova; Andrey Pavlov; Tatiana Romanova; Stanislav L. Tkachenko; Ivan Tsvetkov; Natalia Tsvetkova; Grigory Yarygin; Natalia G. Zaslavskaya; Irina Zeleneva and Nataliya A. Vasilyeva

Understanding International Relations: Russia and the World examines world politics through the lens of Russia and its effects on the international system. Contributors to this volume examine Russian politics, economics, global and regional policies, and history in order to better understand Russia’s place in world politics.
This book explores the impact Russia has on international politics in three parts: how current theories in international relations studies treat Russia, the primary disputes in modern world politics relating to Russia, and Russian policies and their effects around the world. This collection offers a comprehensive view of Russia’s place in the global political system by exploring Russian foreign policy, the economy and statecraft, the Arctic, global organizations, arms control, national security, the environment, soft power, and Russian relations with the United States, Europe, and Eurasia.
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Lexington Books
Pages: 430Size: 6 3/8 x 9 1/2
978-1-4985-4184-8 • Hardback • February 2017 • $120.00 • (£80.00)
978-1-4985-4185-5 • eBook • February 2017 • $114.00 • (£75.00)
Natalia Tsvetkova is professor of American studies at Saint-Petersburg State University.
Chapter 17EU—Russian Relations
Chapter 18US—Russian Relations
Russia and the World: Understanding International Relations, edited by Natalia Tsvetkova, is an accessible volume of essays by scholars from St. Petersburg State University in Russia.... Overall, the book provides a solid analysis of Russian perspectives on a range of theoretical, methodological, and practical issues within the field of IR. The volume is highly relevant given the present state of play with regard to questions about Russia’s role in regional and global affairs.... Russia and the World: Understanding International Relations, is a timely addition to the growing literature on Russia’s role in IR.

Russia and the World: Understanding International Relations adds much-needed new voices to the discussion on international relations and Russia's role in world politics. The contributors hail from St. Petersburg State University and represent a diversity of disciplines, ranging from history to economics. Students and professors alike will appreciate the informed assessments and thought-provoking questions the textbook raises.
Mary Elizabeth Malinkin, University of Michigan

Russia and the World: Understanding International Relations offers a critical analysis of international relations studies, Russia’s politics, and shapes a strong argument about current challenges of the global world. It’s a timely written book.
Pavel Koshkin, Editor-in-Chief of Russia Direct