Publications on the EU and its Eastern Neighbours


Special issue of the journal Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies on impacts of the 2004 accession to the European Union on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Joan DeBardeleben (2020) “Negotiations between the EU and Eurasian Economic Union? Implications for the ‘Common Neighbourhood'”. Policy brief produced from a contribution at BEAR Network (Between Europe and Russia) policy workshop, “Evaluating the Potential for Cooperation: the EU, the EAEU, and the CSTO,” Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Sept. 16-17, 2019. (

Joan DeBardeleben (2020) “Moving Beyond Crisis Management in Relations with Russia: The EU, US, and Canada Network on EU-Canada Relations: The EU and Canada in Dialogue”, housed at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, (

Joan DeBardeleben & Dmitry Nechiporuk (2019) “Diverging views of EU-Russian borders: points of congruence and difference in EU and Russian analyses”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 27:2, 196-207, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2018.1534727

Joan DeBardeleben, “Geopolitics of the EU,” European Union Governance and Policy Making: A  Canadian Perspective, eds. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann, and Amy Verdun (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018), pp. 359-378.

Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben (eds.), EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perspectives, (London and New York: Routledge, 2018).

Joan DeBardeleben, “Alternative Paradigms for EU-Russian Neighbourhood Relations,” EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perspectives, edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben (London and New York: Routledge, 2017).

Joan DeBardeleben, “The Enlargement Template and the EU’s Relations with Russia,” European Enlargement Across Rounds and Beyond Borders, edited by H. A. Ikonomou, A. Andrey, and R. Byberg (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 166-193.


Joan DeBardeleben, presentation on ”The Impact of the Ukraine Crisis one EU-Russian Border Relations: An Analytical Perspective”  at a workshop on “Social Movements between the EU and Russia,” at workshop of the Jean Monnet BEAR Network (, University of Tartu, Narva College, Narva, Estonia, Sept. 19, 2019.

Joan  DeBardeleben, “EU-EEU Cooperation and the ‘Common Neighbourhood’”  (policy memo) presented at an international policy conference Evaluating the Potential for Cooperation: the EU and the Eurasian Economic Union of the Jean Monnet BEAR Network (, MGIMO University (Moscow), MGIMO, Sept 16-17, 2019.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Ideas and Normative Competition in EU-Russian Relations,” a paper presented at the  annual conference of  UACES, Lisbon, Sept. 2-4, 2019.

Joan DeBardeleben, “EU Security Policy Change and Russian Reactions Since the Ukraine Crisis,” presented at the annual conference of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Boston, Dec. 6-9, 2018.

Joan DeBardeleben, “EU Policy Change Toward Russia in Light of the Ukraine Crisis and Russian Reactions,” presented at the annual conference of the Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki, Finland, October 24-26, 2018.

Joan DeBardeleben, Invited Speaker, Summer School, “Between the EU and Russia; Transnational ‘Soft Power’ and Societal Activism,” University of Montreal, June 18-23, 2018, Jean Monnet Network ‘Between Europe and Russia’.

Joan DeBardeleben and Aidar Dossymov,” EU Policy Change and Russian Reactions Since the Ukraine Crisis: The Five Principles and Eastern Partnership Policy,” presented at the biennial conference of the European Community Studies Association of Canada (ECSA-C), Toronto, May 9-11, 2018.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Alternative paradigms for EU-Russian neighbourhood relations:  Which way forward?” Jan. 18, 2018, Carleton University.

Joan DeBardeleben, “Impact of the Ukraine Crisis on New EU-Russian Border Relations after Enlargement”, invited participant in a research workshop on Theorizing Relations Between Europe, North America and Russia Jean Monnet Centre Montreal, Nov. 17, 2017.

Joan DeBardeleben, invited lecture at McGill University on “Shifting Paradigms in EU-Russian Relations: Can the Dialogue Be Revived,” Nov. 3, 2016. (link:


Articles and Book Chapters

Harry Nedelcu and Joan DeBardeleben, “Conceptualizing Party Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe,” East European Politics and Societies 30, no. 2  (2016), pp. 381-403, DOI

Joan DeBardeleben, “Backdrop to the Ukraine Crisis: The Revival of Normative Politics in Russia’s Relations with the EU?,” Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign Policy in a Contested Area, edited by Matthew Sussex and Roger E. Kanet (Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 161-85.

Joan DeBardeleben,“Otnosheniia Rossii i Evrosoiuza v presse Rossii, Germanii, i Pol’shi,” (Russian, German, and Polish Media Coverage of EU-Russian Relations) (in Russian) Bulletin of St. Petersburg State University, vol. 1, no. 1 (2015).

Joan DeBardeleben, “Applying Constructivism to Understanding EU–Russian Relations,” International Politics, 49 (2012), 418–433, DOI

Policy Report

EU-Russia Relations: Which Way Forward? (2016) (Coauthored with Tom Casier, Patra Guasti, Arne Niemann, and Tatiana Romanova) published in  the framework of the Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group (with support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union).

Selected Edited Books:

Joan DeBardeleben and Crina Viju (eds.)Economic Crisis in Europe: What it Means for the European Union and Russia, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 265 pages. Honorable mention for the  Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, EU Center of Excellence.

Joan DeBardeleben (ed.), The Boundaries of EU Enlargement: Finding a Place for Neighbours, editor and contributor (Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Joan DeBardeleben (ed.), Soft or Hard Borders: Managing the Divide in an Enlarged Europe, editor and contributor (Surrey, ENG, and Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2005).

Policy Briefs and Analyses: