Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Acknowledment; Foreword by Viatcheslav Morozov; Introduction; Chapter 1: Regionalism as a Russian Identity-Building Project; Chapter 2: The Post-Soviet as Postmodern? Theorizing Identitary Discourses in Russia; Chapter 3: The Language of Civilizations in Post-Soviet Russia; Chapter 4: A "Russian Civilization": Constructing Unity across Fragmentation; Chapter 5: Cultural Regionalism as a Non-Western Model of Global Order; Chapter 6: Toward a "Eurasian Union"? Economic Regionalism and Reconstitution of Russian Identity
Chapter 7: Eurasian Regionalism and the European Union: New Uses for the Old OtherConclusion; References; Index
This volume examines Russian discourses of regionalism as a source of identity construction practices for the country's political and intellectual establishment. The overall purpose of the monograph is to demonstrate that, contrary to some assumptions, the transition trajectory of post-Soviet Russia has not been towards a liberal democratic nation state that is set to emulate Western political and normative standards. Instead, its foreign policy discourses have been constructing Russia as a supranational community which transcends Russia's current legally established borders. The study underta.
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