Russia and Globalization : Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-26
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

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Russia is a battered giant, struggling to rebuild its power and identity in an era of globalization. Several of the essays in this diverse and original collection point to the difficulty of guaranteeing a stable domestic order due to demographic shifts, economic changes, and institutional weaknesses. Other contributors focus on the country's efforts to respond to the challenges posed by globalization, and discuss the various ways in which Russia is reconceptualizing its role as an international actor. Ambivalence is a recurrent theme, according to editor Douglas W. Blum -- ambivalence about globalization's costs and benefits and the efforts required to manage them.

Author Biography

Douglas W. Blum is a professor of political science at Providence College and an adjunct professor of international studies at The Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He has published and spoken on a number of related themes, including the politics of identity formation, Russian and American foreign policy, and energy security in the Caspian basin. His most recent work is National Identity and Globalization: Youth, State and Society in Post-Soviet Eurasia (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Table of Contents

Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Russia and Globalization-A Historical and Conceptual Frameworkp. 1
Globalization and Domestic Processes
The Russian Demographic Crisis in Cross-National Perspectivep. 37
Globalization, Regional Change, and the Territorial Cohesion of the Russian Federationp. 79
Russian Identity and Siberia's Self-Identification: Historical Traditions in a Global Worldp. 111
The Transformation of the Russian System of Higher Educationp. 139
The Russian Defense Industry in the Age of Globalizationp. 153
Integration from Below? The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russiap. 181
Globalization and Foreign Policy
Going "Relativistic": The Changing Vision of "Just International Order" in Russian Foreign Policyp. 207
Socializing Baltic Sea States into a Security Community: Aspects of Globalizationp. 233
Chechnya, the Council of Europe, and the Advocacy of Human Rights in the Toughest of Casesp. 259
Russian Geopolitics in the Context of Globalizationp. 287
Globalization, Identity, and Changing Understandings of Security in Russiap. 307
Conclusion: Links between Globalization, Security, and Identity in Russiap. 329
Contributorsp. 365
Indexp. 369
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