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Prof. Joan DeBardeleben talks about EU-Russian Relations

Vortrag und Diskussion | Berlin | 19.04.2016 | 15:30 - 17:00 Uhr | Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

(EU-Russia Relations)

(EU-Russia Relations)

Shifting Paradigms in EU-Russian Relations: Must Europe Accept the ‘Competing Regionalisms’ Model?

Since the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement took effect in 1997, the EU-Russian relationship has revolved around contested visions to realize the goal of a common European space, a shared framework that has broken down with the crisis in and around Ukraine.

Subsequent events and discourse suggest an emerging paradigm that could be called ‘competing regionalisms’. The paradigm, which emerged from Russia’s actions to forcibly assert its sphere of influence and to promote an alternative conception of regional integration, is characterized by dueling normative claims and a broad securitization of the relationship. While there is resistance in both Brussels and Berlin to the zero-sum logic underlying the emerging paradigm, these actors seem stymied in offering an alternative framework to restructure the relationship. This talk explores the interactive nature of the paradigm shift and offers some alternative conceptualizations of the process, which may suggest important policy choices for the EU and Germany.

Short Bio:

Joan DeBardeleben is Chancellor’s Professor of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and currently a visiting researcher at the Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik in Berlin. She is founder and director of Carleton University’s EU Centre of Excellence and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations. Her research deals with EU-Russian relations, the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy, and Russian domestic politics.


Bis zum 15.4.2016 an das Konferenzmanagement der SWP unter konferenzen@swp-berlin.org 

Zeit und Ort:

Dienstag,19. April 2016 von 15.30 - 17.00 Uhr
Raum 2007 in der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4, 10719 Berlin