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Book chapter

Russian Approaches to International Peace, Security and Institutions: Debating Within IR Schools

P. 215-242.

This chapter analyzes Russian policies to international peace, security and institutions through the lens of various theoretical trends and schools that also emerged only in the post-Soviet space. The neorealist school (dominant in Russia) is skeptical regarding international institutions and global governance. For Russian neoliberals, international organizations and nonstate actors are important entities in world politics. The globalists believe that to establish a long-lasting peace not only institutions, but also the structure of the international system should be changed. And postpositivist trends are critical of all these positions, despite sharing neoliberalist and globalist views on the erosion of the nation-state and national sovereignty. Following the influences of the Russian theoretical schools of IR, the chapter analyzes Russia’s policies in the UN, its active participation in peacekeeping and peacebuilding, on the one hand, and past (“frozen”) and current conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, etc., on the other.

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Russian Approaches to International Peace, Security and Institutions: Debating Within IR Schools
Edited by: A. Kulnazarova, V. Popovski. Cham: Springer, 2019.