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Core Europe and Greater Eurasia

A Roadmap for the Future

Author: Peter W. Schulze

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593507846

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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In today's world, interstate wars are fairly rare--but when they happen, they tend to be more complicated than in the past, combining regional causes with the involvement of external actors as well. This book looks at that problem in the wake of the post-Soviet withdrawal of Russia from involvement in Eastern Europe and the destabilization of regimes in Africa, the Middle East, and the Near East. What do these changes mean for the possibility of establishing peace and security in Europe's future? What role will the growth of nationalism and populism play in those efforts? And what forms should the relationship between Europe and Russia take? Core Europe and Greater Eurasia addresses these questions and many more, assessing our current moment and looking ahead.

Core Europe and Greater Eurasia

A Roadmap for the Future

Author: Peter W. Schulze

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593437856

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Die EU befindet sich in einer Krise, die durch Umbrüche in den internationalen Beziehungen verschärft wird. Wie die Konflikte in der Ukraine und in Syrien zeigen, läuft sie Gefahr, zum Spielball geopolitischer Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den USA und Russland zu werden. Die EU muss zu einer ausgewogenen und selbstbewussten Politik finden, will sie ein wichtiger Akteur sein. Dabei bietet eine Verbindung der Konzeptionen von Kerneuropa und Greater Eurasia Chancen für den Abbau politischer Spannungen sowie zu einer Rückbesinnung auf eine interessengeleitete Russlandpolitik der EU und ihrer Mitgliedsstaaten. Diesem Ziel würde ein gesamteuropäischer Wirtschaftsraum dienen, der auf den Säulen von Energie- und Transportinfrastruktur beruhen könnte.

Russia's Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia

Author: Glenn Diesen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351815040


Page: N.A

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Moscow has progressively replaced geopolitics with geoeconomics as power is recognised to derive from the state's ability to establish a privileged position in strategic markets and transportation corridors. The objective is to bridge the vast Eurasian continent to reposition Russia from the periphery of Europe and Asia to the centre of a new constellation. Moscow's 'Greater Europe' ambition of the previous decades produced a failed Western-centric foreign policy culminating in excessive dependence on the West. Instead of constructing Gorbachev's 'Common European Home', the 'leaning-to-one-side' approach deprived Russia of the market value and leverage needed to negotiate a more favourable and inclusive Europe. Eurasian integration offers Russia the opportunity to address this 'overreliance' on the West by using the Russia's position as a Eurasian state to advance its influence in Europe. Offering an account steeped in Russian economic statecraft and power politics, this book offers a rare glimpse into the dominant narratives of Russian strategic culture. It explains how the country's outlook adjusts to the ongoing realignment towards Asia while engaging in a parallel assessment of Russia's interactions with other significant actors. The author offers discussion both on Russian responses and adaptations to the current power transition and the ways in which the economic initiatives promoted by Moscow in its project for a 'Greater Eurasia' reflect the entrepreneurial foreign policy strategy of the country.

Die Europäisierung Russlands

Moskau zwischen Modernisierungspartnerschaft und Großmachtrolle

Author: Gernot Erler

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593395290

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 9864

Russland ist auf dem Weg, eine europäische Großmacht zu werden. Zugleich befindet sich das Land in einem umfassenden Wandel, was in einer Reihe von Modernisierungsstrategien zum Ausdruck kommt. Im Vorfeld der Präsidentschaftswahlen 2012 analysieren Gernot Erler und Peter W. Schulze den widersprüchlichen, aber unaufhaltsamen Prozess der Annäherung zwischen Europa und Russland und seine Folgen für die europäische Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik. Mit Blick auch auf die Umbrüche im internationalen Staatensystem leiten sie Prognosen sowie Empfehlungen für die europäische und deutsche Politik ab.

Education in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Author: Nadiya Ivanenko

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623561299

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 8097

Education in Eastern Europe and Eurasia provides an essential reference resource to education development and key education issues in the region. Academics and researchers working closely in the field cover education and educational development in Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Israel. Each chapter provides an overview of the development of education in the particular country, focusing on contemporary education policies and some of the problems these countries face in implementing educational reform. The book also covers the social and political issues which impact on the education system and schooling and governments' responses to recent local, regional and global events.

Cities Contested

Urban Politics, Heritage, and Social Movements in Italy and West Germany in the 1970s

Author: Martin Baumeister,Bruno Bonomo,Dieter Schott

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593436566

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 1007

Die 1970er-Jahre gelten in der deutschen Zeitgeschichte als Epoche eines tief greifenden sozialen Wandels, eines "Strukturbruchs " im Übergang von der Industriemoderne zur postfordistischen Gesellschaft. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes widmen sich diesem Jahrzehnt erstmals aus einer stadthistorischen Perspektive und stellen dabei Entwicklungen in Westdeutschland und Italien einander gegenüber. In Fallstudien zu Städten vom Ruhrgebiet bis Sizilien wird untersucht, wie sich die Umbrüche dieser Zeit im Brennpunkt von städtischem Raum und städtischer Gesellschaft verdichten, als "urbane Krise" wahrgenommen und verhandelt werden und sich in Konflikten in der städtischen Politik sowie Kämpfen in und um die Stadt manifestieren.

The Great Divergence

China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy

Author: Kenneth Pomeranz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400823499

Category: History

Page: 392

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The Great Divergence brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia? As Ken Pomeranz shows, as recently as 1750, parallels between these two parts of the world were very high in life expectancy, consumption, product and factor markets, and the strategies of households. Perhaps most surprisingly, Pomeranz demonstrates that the Chinese and Japanese cores were no worse off ecologically than Western Europe. Core areas throughout the eighteenth-century Old World faced comparable local shortages of land-intensive products, shortages that were only partly resolved by trade. Pomeranz argues that Europe's nineteenth-century divergence from the Old World owes much to the fortunate location of coal, which substituted for timber. This made Europe's failure to use its land intensively much less of a problem, while allowing growth in energy-intensive industries. Another crucial difference that he notes has to do with trade. Fortuitous global conjunctures made the Americas a greater source of needed primary products for Europe than any Asian periphery. This allowed Northwest Europe to grow dramatically in population, specialize further in manufactures, and remove labor from the land, using increased imports rather than maximizing yields. Together, coal and the New World allowed Europe to grow along resource-intensive, labor-saving paths. Meanwhile, Asia hit a cul-de-sac. Although the East Asian hinterlands boomed after 1750, both in population and in manufacturing, this growth prevented these peripheral regions from exporting vital resources to the cloth-producing Yangzi Delta. As a result, growth in the core of East Asia's economy essentially stopped, and what growth did exist was forced along labor-intensive, resource-saving paths--paths Europe could have been forced down, too, had it not been for favorable resource stocks from underground and overseas.

Past Climate Variability through Europe and Africa

Author: Richard W. Battarbee,Françoise Gasse,Catherine E. Stickley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402021216

Category: Science

Page: 638

View: 7265

This book focuses on two complementary time-scales, the Holocene (approximately the last 11,500 years) and the last glacial-interglacial cycle (approximately the last 130,000 years) to synthesize evidence of climate variability at the regional and continental scale across Europe and Africa. This is the first examination of historical climate variations at such a scale, and thus sets a benchmark for future research.

The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians

Author: Peter Heather

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195159547

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1811

The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.

Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century and the Shadow of the Past

Author: Robert Legvold

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231512176

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 7890

Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from which to judge the current course of events. In this book, a mix of leading historians and political scientists examines the foreign policy of contemporary Russia over four centuries of history. The authors explain the impact of empire and its loss, the interweaving of domestic and foreign impulses, long-standing approaches to national security, and the effect of globalization over time. Contributors focus on the underlying patterns that have marked Russian foreign policy and that persist today. These patterns are driven by the country's political makeup, geographical circumstances, economic strivings, unsettled position in the larger international setting, and, above all, its tortured effort to resolve issues of national identity. The argument here is not that the Russia of Putin and his successors must remain trapped by these historical patterns but that history allows for an assessment of how much or how little has changed in Russia's approach to the outside world and creates a foundation for identifying what must change if Russia is to evolve. A truly unique collection, this volume utilizes history to shed crucial light on Russia's complex, occasionally inscrutable relationship with the world. In so doing, it raises the broader issue of the relationship of history to the study of contemporary foreign policy and how these two enterprises might be better joined.

The Globalization of Energy

China and the European Union

Author: Mehdi Parvizi Amineh,Yang Guang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181121

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

View: 9558

Energy security challenges are topping the policy agenda of the European Union and China. Consequently, policy makers of both energy import-dependent polities continue to look for new responses. But will these new policies put EU-China relations in a cooperative or competitive setting?

Biographies in the Global South

Life Stories Embedded in Figurations and Discourses

Author: Artur Bogner,Gabriele Rosenthal

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593427451

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 3242

Lange hat sich die soziologische Biografieforschung ganz überwiegend auf Menschen konzentriert, die im "globalen Norden" leben. Dieser Band ist ein Beitrag zu den jüngeren Bemühungen, diese viel zu enge Perspektive aufzuheben. Er zielt auf die Lebensgeschichten und Lebensverläufe von Menschen aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten. Dabei stehen die biografischen und sozio-geschichtlichen Verflechtungen mit anderen Menschen und anderen gesellschaftlichen Gruppierungen im Mittelpunkt.

Business Culture Design

Gestalten Sie Ihre Unternehmenskultur mit der Culture Map

Author: Simon Sagmeister

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593505983

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 4121

Kultur macht den Unterschied Kultur sichert die Überlebensfähigkeit Ihres Unternehmens. Sie dem Zufall zu überlassen wäre fahrlässig. Simon Sagmeister zeigt, wie Kultur entsteht, welchen Einfluss sie auf den Erfolg Ihres Unternehmens hat und wie Sie sie nutzen und gestalten. Visualisiert in einer Culture Map ist Ihr stärkster Wettbewerbsvorteil sichtbar und greifbar. Sieben Farben bilden die Werte Ihrer Organisation ab und fügen sich zu einem Kulturmuster. Anhand Ihrer Culture Map erkennen Sie sofort, wie Ihr Unternehmen tickt. Zahlreiche Beispiele internationaler Unternehmen verdeutlichen, wie Sie Ihre Kultur gezielt entwickeln können. So werden Sie zum aktiven Gestalter Ihres Unternehmenserfolgs.

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries

Conceptualising and understanding identity through boundary approaches

Author: Jennifer Jackson,Lina Molokotos-Liederman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317599993

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 7041

Nationalism and ethnicity have become, across time and space, a force in the construction of boundaries. This book analyses geographical and physical borders and symbolic, political and socio-economic boundaries, and how they impact upon nationalism and ethnic identity. Geographic and other tangible borders are critical components in the making and unmaking of boundaries. However, symbolic or intangible boundaries along national, ethnic, political or socio-economic criteria are equally significant. Organised into three sections on theory, national and transnational case studies, this book both introduces existing approaches to the study of boundaries and illustrates how it is possible to apply renewed boundary approaches to better understand nationalism and ethnicity in contemporary contexts. Expert contributors in the field present detailed case studies on the UK, Israel, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, and draw upon further examples from more than a dozen countries to provide a critical evaluation of the use of borders, boundaries and boundary-making in the study of nationalism and ethnicity. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of International Politics, Nationalism, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Ethnic Identity and Sociology.

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

Author: Jared M. Diamond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596149674

Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Page: 550

View: 2027

Economic Crisis in Europe

What it means for the EU and Russia

Author: J. DeBardeleben,C. Viju

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005238

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 8290

The financial crisis of 2008-09 took an unexpected turn upon challenging a core symbol of Europe's integration project, the Euro. In this volume, leading experts tackle questions on the capacity of the EU to respond, the manner discontent electorates will hold their leaders to account, and the implications for Europe's future relations with Russia.

Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia

Challenges to Regional Security

Author: Irina Morozova,Irina Yurievna Morozova

Publisher: Ios PressInc


Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 8699

Through invasions, migrations, trade and cultural exchange, developments in Central Eurasia have, for millennia, impacted upon the history of both Europe and Asia. For the last three hundred years, Central Eurasia has been the stage upon which great empires clashed. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Central Eurasia has once again emerged as a region of geo-political concern with various new international actors involved: the USA, international monetary organizations, strategic alliances, TNCs, NGOs, regional blocks, as well as criminal groups and ethno-religious movements. The new centrality of Central Eurasia brings new security threats to the regions population, to Europe and to the rest of the world. Repressive political regimes and marginalization of whole groups of the population inflame conflicts that spill across national borders. Migration to Europe, both legal and illegal, the illicit production and trade of drugs are the direct outcome of social-economic destabilization in Central Eurasia. Territorial disputes, border conflicts and competition for resources among the Central Eurasian ethnicities have become the unfortunate reality. Post-Soviet Central Eurasia, as a direct neighbor to the turbulent Middle East, is a potential playground for extremist movements: radical Islamic groups and terrorist organizations. The contributors to this book, coming from various theoretical schools and presenting innovative interdisciplinary approaches, provide their views on the socio-political challenges confronting the nine Central Eurasian states - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The book presents scientific discussions on the historical development of Central Eurasia and its socio-cultural legacies; Soviet and contemporary state organization, social transformation and communal structures; the current economic conditions as a precursor to social stability and development; and geo-political arrangements and political changes over the last two decades.

Russia and the New States of Eurasia

The Politics of Upheaval

Author: Karen Dawisha,Bruce Parrott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458955

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 1669

This book surveys the possibilities for future alignments both among the new states of the former Soviet Union, and between the new states and their neighbours.

Eurasia on the Edge

Managing Complexity

Author: Richard Sakwa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498564216

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 1796

Eurasia, wherever one draws the boundaries, is very much at the center of discussions about today’s world. This book enables readers to achieve a better understanding of key security threats in the Eurasian region.

Souverän investieren für Einsteiger

Wie Sie mit ETFs ein Vermögen bilden

Author: Gerd Kommer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3593509180


Page: 240

View: 3452

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