The Russian Presidency Of Dmitry Medvedev 2008 2012

Author: J. L. Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317669541
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The Russian Presidency Of Dmitry Medvedev 2008 2012 from the Author: J. L. Black. The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone who envisioned large scale schemes - even though these schemes have not yet come to fruition. At the same time, many in the West regarded Medvedev favourably, and gave him credit for raising expectations among both the elite and the middle classes in Russia in such a way as to make it difficult for the Russian state to return to its old ways. This book presents a comprehensive survey of the Medvedev presidency, covering all areas including politics, the economy, international relations and social developments. The author concludes that it is still too early to assess Medvedev's achievements definitively.

Russian Foreign Policy Under Dmitry Medvedev 2008 2012

Author: Valerie Pacer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317373057
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Russian Foreign Policy Under Dmitry Medvedev 2008 2012 from the Author: Valerie Pacer. Although the presidency of Dmitry Medvedev is often seen as a continuation of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, with the same policies applied in the same way, this book disagrees, arguing that Medvedev’s foreign policy was significantly different from Putin’s. The book considers especially the relationship between Russia and the Euro-Atlantic security configuration, including both NATO and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, a relationship of great importance to Russia, given constant attention. It discusses a wide variety of issues, including "frozen conflicts", security co-operation and nuclear weapons reductions, highlights the different tone and approach under Medvedev, exemplified especially by his draft European Security Treaty, and shows how after Putin’s return to the presidency there has been a shift in foreign policy, with much great emphasis on influencing Russia’s immediate neighbours and on Eurasian union, and less emphasis on rapprochement and co-operation.

Russian Euro Atlantic Security Under Vladimir Putin And Dmitry Medvedev 2000 2012

Author: Valerie A. Pacer
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ISBN: 9781473950429
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Russian Euro Atlantic Security Under Vladimir Putin And Dmitry Medvedev 2000 2012 from the Author: Valerie A. Pacer. Valerie Pacer's PhD research examines points of change and continuity in the Euro-Atlantic security policies of Russian presidents Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev from 2000 to 2012. By considering Dmitry Medvedev's presidential decisions and how they are similar and different to those made by Putin, a greater understanding can be obtained not only of Russian foreign and security policy from 2008 to 2012 (the years of Medvedev's presidency) but also of decisions that have been taken since Putin's return to the presidency in 2012.

Russia After 2012 From Putin To Medvedev To Putin Continuity Change Or Revolution

Author: J.L. Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134072597
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Russia After 2012 From Putin To Medvedev To Putin Continuity Change Or Revolution from the Author: J.L. Black. This book provides an overview of the state of Russia after the 2012 presidential election. It considers a wide range of both domestic and international issues, examining both the run up to and the consequences of the election. It covers political, economic, and social topics. It assesses the political scene both before and after the election, and discusses the nature of and likely future of democracy in Russia. The election’s impact on the Russian economy is discussed in detail, as are Russia’s relationships with the United States, the European Union, and other parts of the world.

Africa Rising

Author: Ian Taylor
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1847010962
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Africa Rising from the Author: Ian Taylor. Africa is said to be rising, turning a definitive page in its history, heralding new and exciting possibilities for the continent. This discourse maintains that with upsurge in economic growth comes improved governance and endogenous dynamics; that the emerging economies, and especially the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India China, South Africa), have been instrumental in diversifying Africa's international relations, perhaps leading to a radical change in the global order, favourable to the developing world. But to what extent is this true, and how deep and how broad has been the impact on society at large? This book takes a critical look at the prevalent Africa Rising discourse, and explores the nature and implications of Africa's "rise" and the role that the BRICS have played in it. The author argues that Africa has still to undergo any structural transformation; that there is strong evidence that deindustrialisation and jobless growth have accompanied the upsurge of interest in the continent; and that far from making a radical turn in its developmental trajectory, Africa is being pushed into the resource corner as commodity exporters, to the North (and now, the BRICS) with little scope for industrial progress or skills advancement. Hope that the BRICS might offer an alternative to the extant neoliberal order are misplaced, for the BRICS have a stake in maintaining the current unequality. Africa must therefore fashion its own independent path - while the emerging economies will be important, relying on external actors may simply reproduce anew the current state of underdevelopment. Ian Taylor is Professor in International Relations and African Politics, University of St Andrews; Chair Professor, Renmin, University of China; Professor Extraordinary, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; Honorary Professor, Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China; and a Visiting Scholar at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda.BR>

Arguing Counterterrorism

Author: Daniela Pisoiu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136179356
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Arguing Counterterrorism from the Author: Daniela Pisoiu. This book offers a multifaceted, analytical account of counterterrorism argumentative speech. Traditionally, existing scholarship in this field of research has taken a selective focus on issues and actors, concentrating mainly on US state discourse after 9/11. However, this approach ignores the fact that there was counterterrorism speech before 9/11, and that there are other countries and other actors who also actively engage in the counterterrorism discursive field, both within and outside of the Western world. Addressing several thematic, chronological and methodological gaps in the current literature, Arguing Counterterrorism offers a dynamic perspective on counterterrorism argumentative speech. Over the course of the volume, the authors tackle the following key issues: first, historical and cultural continuity and change. Second, the phenomenology of counterterrorism speech: its nature, instrumentalisation, implications and interactions between the various actors involved. The third theme is the anatomy of counterterrorism speech; namely its political, cultural and linguistic constitutive elements. Employing a multi-disciplinary framework, the authors explore these issues through a geographically and historically diverse range of case studies, resulting in a book that broadens the perspective of counterterrorism argumentation analysis. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, counterterrorism, discourse analysis, security studies and IR.

Ethnic Relations In Post Soviet Russia

Author: Andrew Foxall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317623533
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Ethnic Relations In Post Soviet Russia from the Author: Andrew Foxall. "By focusing on the 'everyday' and the local, this book presents an understanding of ethnic relations in post-Soviet Russia. It contributes to the construction of a record of history after the collapse of the USSR and the attempts of the Soviet government to eradicate ethno-nationalism. The book extends the application of literature on ethnic relations and political geography to include the post-Soviet North Caucasus, and it raises questions about sovereignty, territoriality, and nationalism, emphasizing the importance of both the rural and urban dimensions to interethnic relations in the post-Soviet space"--

Vladimir Putin

Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822523741
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Vladimir Putin from the Author: Thomas Streissguth. Traces the life of Vladimir Putin from his childhood in Leningrad, dreaming of becoming a spy, through his work as an agent for the KGB, to his political work, including his time as president of Russia.

Political Insults

Author: Karina Valentinovna Korostelina
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199372810
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Political Insults from the Author: Karina Valentinovna Korostelina. This title proposes a theory of international insult that focuses on interrelations between social identity and power. The book analyses conflicts between the US and North Korea, sovereignty contestations around islands in the Japanese sea, Pussy Riot in Russia, veterans in Ukraine, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Peace Regime Building On The Korean Peninsula And Northeast Asian Security Cooperation

Author: Professor Seung-Ho Joo
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409499847
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Peace Regime Building On The Korean Peninsula And Northeast Asian Security Cooperation from the Author: Professor Seung-Ho Joo. A permanent peace regime on the Korean peninsula has yet to be achieved even though the Korean War came to a halt more than half a century ago. Without a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War, the two Korean states are technically still at war. The current situation on the Korean peninsula is extremely tense and precarious, and tensions and distrust between the two Koreas and between the U.S. and North Korea escalated in the wake of North Korea's second underground nuclear weapons testing in 2009. The editors of this volume conceptually present a two-track (inter-Korean and international) approach to Korean peninsula peace-regime building. They argue that an inter-Korean and international approach should be pursued simultaneously for the construction of a permanent peace regime on the Korean peninsula. The contributing authors are established specialists and experts on Korean foreign relations and Northeast Asian international relations. As natives of the U.S., Korea, China, and Japan, they provide objective, scholarly and diverse perspectives on the Korean peace regime building.