EU-Russia Relations Today
- The class aims to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary both to pursure research in EU-Russia relations and to develop policy expertise and advice in the field of EU-Russia relations.
- Student is able to work in team
- Student is capable of retrieving, collecting, processing and analyzing information relevant for achieving goals in the professional field
- Student is able to conduct professional activities internationally
- Student is capable of executing applied analysis of the political phenomena and political processes - by using political science methods - and in support of practical decision making process
- The Soviet period in the relations between the EC and the SU
- Entering the relationship: PCA and TACIS as the basis for cooperation in the 1990s
- EU-Russia relations at the turn of the century and the Kosovo crisis
- The issue of Chechnya in the EU-Russia relations at the turn of the century
- Enlargement and the ENP as a challenge for the EU-Russia relations
- Colour revolutions of 2003-2005 as a challenge for the EU-Russia relations
- First gas disputes between the EU and Russia, and the failed PCA renewal
- Russian-Georgian conflict of August 2008 and the PfM initiative
- From the Eastern Partnership initiative through Crimea to the current crisis
- Crisis in EU-Russia relations and the issue of sanctions
- 1. Weekly quizzesEvery DG starts with a brief 8-minute 10-question multiple choice quiz to check if students mastered the compulsory readings and lecture materials for the class. These quizzes amount for 25% of the grade for the class.
- 2. DG participation25% of the final grade comes from work in class during DGs, which includes the assessment of student's quantitative and qualitative contribution to discussions based on readings and lecture materials.
- 3. Review essayThe grade for the review essay adds 25% to the final grade. A student picks a topic for her/his review essay her/himself. The essay has to be an analysis of how some distinct event in the EU-Russia relations (the Kosovo crisis, the Chechen war, the EU enlargement and the issue of Kaliningrad, the color revolutions in Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, the gas crises of 2006 and 2009, the Russia-Georgian conflict, the launch of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Ukrainian crisis and sanctions, etc) has influenced the particular policy area of the EU-Russian cooperation. The list of the policy areas follows below: • Security and Defence • Science, Education and Culture • The ‘Common Neighborhood’ and Regional Cooperation • Justice and Home Affairs • Energy • Economy • Environment The review essay (total word count is 3000-3500 words inclusive of citations (Chicago in-text citations); with bibliography excluded) is to be submitted to the DG instructor by March 8, 2021 via the LMS system. If the essay’s word count is less than 3000 words, one point is taken away for each «not written» 100 words. If the essay’s word count is more than 3500 words, one point is taken away for each extra 100 words. The total number of academic sources which have to be reviewed in the essay is no less than 10-12 pieces. If the total number is less than 10 pieces, one point is taken away for each «not reviewed» piece.
- 4. Written examThe exam makes up 25% of the final grade. The exam comes in the form of a test. This test consists of two parts and lasts 1 hour 20 minutes. Part one is a simple one correct answer quiz. Part two consists of open questions where students have to demonstrate their deeper knowledge of the subject. The exam takes place online on the MSTeams platform.
- Interim assessment (3 module)0.25 * 1. Weekly quizzes + 0.25 * 2. DG participation + 0.25 * 3. Review essay + 0.25 * 4. Written exam
- Busygina, I. (2017). Russia-EU relations and the common neighborhood. Coercion vs. authority. Taylor & Francis Group (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315443966
- Haukkala, H. (DE-588)141782374, (DE-627)631191704, (DE-576)187013462, aut. (2010). The EU-Russia strategic partnership the limits of post-sovereignty in international relations Hiski Haukkala.
- Maxine David, Jackie Gower, & Hiski Haukkala. (2013). National Perspectives on Russia : European Foreign Policy in the Making? Routledge.
- Perspectives on EU-Russia relations ed. by Debra Johnson . (2005).
- Russia and the European Union prospects for a new relationship ed. by Oksana Antonenko and Kathryn Pinnick. (2005).