Russian-European Relations in the Balkans and Black Sea Region: Great Power Identity and the Idea of

Russian-European Relations: An “Unexpected” CrisisGreatness, Identity, and MethodGreat Power: Material and Ideational DimensionsConstructivism and Two Conceptualisations of IdentityRepresentational Identity and Discourse Analysis: Some DilemmasMy Eclectic Analytical ApproachAn Anthropology of National IdentityMethod and OutlineNotesWriting Russianness, Greatness and Europe in the 1960sHoly Grail and Promised Land: The Balkans and the Black Sea in Russian IdentityThe Black Sea and the Balkans as a Holy Grail of RussiaThe Promised Land: Eternal North-to-South MovementRussian Selves and European Others: Relational Identity ConstructionRussia’s Triple Self and Triple Gap Between Soviet Adult and Soviet YouthMultiple European OthersConclusionsNotesWriting Russianess, Greatness, Europe, and the Balkans in the Late Soviet Discourse in 1980sThe B lack Sea-Balkans Nexus in the Late Soviet DiscourseRelational Identity ConstructionReading the EU Through the Web of OtherUSSR-Yugoslavia-EuropeSelf-sacrifice and Great Power PracticesConclusionsNotesRussian-European Security Interaction and the Idea of Great Powerhood Between 1991-1999New Soviet Russian Greatness vs. New Western Russia (1991-1993)New Western Russia’s Greatness and the BalkansTrue Europe and Policy Options in the Balkans and the Black Sea RegionRussia and True Europe in the Black Sea RegionCivilising Europe in the BalkansTrue Europe: Kosovo Crisis and the Evolution of the EUConclusionsNotesReinvention of Europe and EU-Russia Relations in Putin’s Era 2000-2010Dislocation and Identity ManagementRussia and EU as Civilising EuropeDealing with Civilising Europe in the Black Sea RegionPreventing Bloodshed and Imitating Painstaking Peace-Making EffortsPRISOIEDINIATES—INVOLVING CIVILISING Europe as Junior Partner“Watch and Learn, but Don’t Touch Anything”83: Disempowering the EU in the RegionRussian-Georgian War and Education of the EUConclusionsNotes“Black Swan”: New Greatness, False Europe and the Ukraine Crisis (2002-2014)New Greatness: Identity, Discourse, and AgencyThe End of “True Europe”: Constructivism UnleashedUkrainian Crisis 1: Russia, Europe, and CrimeaPerceptions, Butterfly Effects, and “Reality Bites”Ukrainian Crisis 2: NovoRossiya, Minsk, and the Return of Civilising EuropeNegotiations and Return of Civilising EuropeWar and Minsk: Conflict-resolution in DonbassConclusionsNotesBibliography
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