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The Janus-faced relationship between the European Union and the Russian Federation : cooperation between friendship, strategic partnership and rivalry

Baumgart, Myriel Sonja (2019) The Janus-faced relationship between the European Union and the Russian Federation : cooperation between friendship, strategic partnership and rivalry.

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Abstract:Today the relations between the European Union (EU) and the Russian Federation (hereinafter referred to as Russia) are more complex than ever. Geopolitical situations on the global stage, happened in the past as well as going on in the present moment, shape the relationship between the European Union and Russia. However, in a market-dominated world, where the strongest and most stable economy has the biggest say, cooperation (economically and politically) between powerful state (-like) actors is highly favoured. Consequently, the question occurs what factors shape the relationship between these two actors and how can this relationship be titled in a complex and intertwined world. Divided into four chapters, this research sought to describe the EU-Russia political relations of today in times of tension, which derive from the Ukraine crisis, therefore, the two contrasting sides of cooperation and non-cooperation were highlighted. Concluding, their relations were described as a potential partnership which is, at the present time, on hold. Overall, the relationship between the EU and Russia can be titled Janus-faced, since two sharply contrasting characteristics are carried out simultaneously.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79433
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