Ukrainian Foreign and Security Policy: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives

Ukrainian Foreign and Security Policy: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives

by Jennifer D.P. Moroney
     
 

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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275976224
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(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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