Europe's Last Frontier? Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine between Russia and the European Union

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  • Copyright: 2008-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Three former western Soviet republics--Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova--now find themselves torn between the European Union and the increasingly assertive Russia. This volume examines the foreign and domestic policies of these states with an eye to the lasting legacy of Russian domination and the growing attraction of Europe.

Author Biography

Oliver Schmidtke is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of History at the University of Victoria, where he also holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European History and Politics. His recent books include Of States, Rights, and Social Closure: Governing Migration and Citizenship, edited with Saime Ozcurumez (2007, in press) and Die Einhegung des Anderen. Türkische, polnische und russlanddeutsche Einwanderer in Deutschland, Klaus Eder and Valentin Rauer, co-authors (2004). 

Serhy Yekelchyk is an associate professor of Slavic studies and history and chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria. His recent books include Stalin’s Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination (2004) and Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation (2007).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Out of Russia's Long Shadow: The Making of Modern Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldovap. 9
From Soviet Ukraine to the Orange Revolution: European Security Relations and the Ukrainian Identityp. 31
Belarus in the Lukashenka Era: National Identity and Relations with Russiap. 55
Post-Soviet Moldova's National Identity and Foreign Policyp. 79
The Donbas-The Last Frontier of Europe?p. 97
In the Minority in Moldova: (Dis)Empowerment through Territorial Conflictp. 115
The Promise of Europe: Moldova and the Process of Europeanizationp. 133
Taking Ukraine Seriously: Western and Russian Responses to the Orange Revolutionp. 157
The Failed Revolution: Reflections on the 2006 Elections in Belarusp. 175
EU-Russia Relations and the Repercussions on the "In-Betweens"p. 195
Selected Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 245
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