Edited by Piotr Dutkiewicz and Richard Sakwa
Published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
This book discusses the increasing strategic significance of the region and explores how the new post-Soviet states are growing in national cohesion and political self-confidence. Above all, the book examines the concept of Eurasia, outlining the debates about the concept and how various aspects of the legacy of Eurasianism contribute to contemporary plans for integration.
The book argues that although regional integration is very much a popular idea in our age, with the potential for economic benefits and increased international influence, in practice contemporary projects for Eurasian integration have been highly ambiguous and contested.
Nevertheless, significant steps have been taken towards the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union. The book analyses developments to date, noting the achievements as well as the challenges.
Piotr Dutkiewicz is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent and an Associate Fellow, Chatham House.
Professor Dutkiewicz will be hosting the 2015 FPA Research Award Symposium on March 17th, entitled “The Evolution of Russian Society since 1991: Actors, Attitudes and Practices”.