Ukrainian Foreign and Security Policy: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives

Overview

A key country for stability and security in Europe, Ukraine is struggling to create consistent foreign and security policies. Political alliances, identity struggles, economic goals, and geopolitical position all pull this newly emergent state in different and often conflicting directions. Due to its dependencies on both the West and Russia, Ukraine's foreign policy is in a state of flux. To ensure stability in this newly-emergent state, the contributors to this volume argue that the West should be more assertive...

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Overview

A key country for stability and security in Europe, Ukraine is struggling to create consistent foreign and security policies. Political alliances, identity struggles, economic goals, and geopolitical position all pull this newly emergent state in different and often conflicting directions. Due to its dependencies on both the West and Russia, Ukraine's foreign policy is in a state of flux. To ensure stability in this newly-emergent state, the contributors to this volume argue that the West should be more assertive in offering an unambiguous developmental perspective, supporting democracy and the rule of law, and offer E.U. affiliation in the near future.

International Relations theory and Ukraine's foreign policy are examined in the first section, followed by chapters exploring civil-military relations. Next comes a look at Ukraine's foreign and security policy orientations in comparative context. The book concludes with chapters focusing on matters of national identity, ideology, and their impact on Ukrainian security policy. Scholars and analysts of contemporary Eastern European politics will be interested in what these well-known scholars and government officials have to say about the contemporary state of affairs in this pivotal nation.

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Using international relations theory as a tool to understand the policy decisions of the Ukrainian government, especially the influence of domestic factors, 12 papers explore civil military relations; foreign and security policy orientations among different actors; and the effects of national identity and ideology. Political scientists and military officials discuss such topics as possibilities for civilian control of the military, Polish-Ukrainian interstate cooperation and integration, and criticisms of realist and constructivist theory abilities to explain Ukrainian policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275976224
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

JENNIFER D.P. MORONEY is an Associate at Defense Forecasts Inc. (DFI) International in Washington, D.C., an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University, and has been a NATO Research Fellow since 1999.

TARAS KUZIO is a Research Associate with the Center for International Security Studies, York University, Toronto.

MIKHAIL A. MOLCHANOV is Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. _

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Table of Contents

1 Ukraine's Foreign and Security Policy: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives 1
2 The Limits of Realism: Ukrainian Policy toward the CIS 11
3 Constructivist Theory and Ukrainian Foreign Policy 37
4 Ukraine's Foreign Policy on Europe's Periphery: Globalization, Transnationalism, and the Frontier 57
5 Security, Democracy, and "Civil Democratic Control" of Armed Forces in Ukraine 91
6 Civil-Military Relations in a Sovereign Ukraine: Contributing or Detracting from the Security of a New Nation? 113
7 Defining a Ukrainian Foreign Policy Identity: Business Interests and Geopolitics in the Formulation of Ukrainian Foreign Policy 1994-1999 131
8 The Polish-Ukrainian Interstate Model for Cooperation and Integration: Regional Relations in a Theoretical Context 155
9 Ukraine, GUUAM, and Western Support for Subregional Cooperation in Europe's Security Gray Zone 179
10 European, Eastern Slavic, and Eurasian: National Identity, Transformation, and Ukrainian Foreign Policy 197
11 National Identity and Foreign Policy Orientation in Ukraine 227
12 Conclusion 263
Bibliography 279
Index 289
About the Editors and Contributors 295
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