Europe in the Caucasus, Caucasus in Europe

Perspectives on the Construction of a Region

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Europe in the Caucasus, Caucasus in Europe
Perspectives on the Construction of a Region

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About the book


The book series „European Studies in the Caucasus” offers innovative perspectives on regional studies of the Caucasus. By embracing the South Caucasus as well as Turkey and Russia as the major regional powers, it moves away from a traditional viewpoint of European Studies that considers the countries of the region as objects of Europeanization. This first volume emphasizes the movements of ideas in both directions—from Europe to the Caucasus and from the Caucasus to Europe. This double-track frame illuminates new aspects of a variety of issues requiring reciprocity and intersubjectivity, including rivalries between different integration systems in the southern and eastern fringes of Europe, various dimensions of interaction between countries of the South Caucasus and the European Union in a situation of the ongoing conflict with Russia, and different ways of using European experiences for the sake of domestic reforms in the South Caucasus. Topics range from identities to foreign policies, and from memory politics to religion.
The author

About the author

Andrey Makarychev is guest professor at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science at the University of Tartu. His areas of expertise include EU–Russia studies, the EU–Russia common neighborhood, and regionalism in the post-Soviet space. He is co-author (with Alexandra Yatsyk) of Celebrating Borderlands in a Wider Europe. Nations and Identities in Ukraine, Georgia and Estonia (Nomos, 2016) and Lotman’s Cultural Semiotics and the Political (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). His articles appeared in Russian Politics, Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ethnopolitics, Geopolitics, Slavic Review, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, and other academic outlets.

Thomas Kruessmann is Senior Research Associate with the Global Europe Centre of the University of Kent and coordinator of the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights” with the University of Graz. As President of the Association of European Studies for the Caucasus, he devotes himself to European Studies in the wider region. Prof. Kruessmann is a German-qualified lawyer with extensive legal practice in one of Vienna’s leading law firms. He was founding director of the Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Centre at the University of Graz (2010–2015) and Visiting Professor at Kazan Federal University (2015–2016). Beyond the Caucasus, his research interests extend to issues of comparative, European, and international criminal law, gender and the law as well as corruption and compliance. He is chair of the Supervisory Board of Higher School of Jurisprudence / Higher School of Economics in Moscow and maintains close relations with a number of leading universities in Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia.


"In sum, while not neglecting the security or power rivalry lenses that dominate analyses of the South Caucasus grounded in European Studies, this edited volume provides alternative and stimulating views on less-explored political and societal developments in the region, and in Georgia in particular. It will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, European Studies and international relations, as well as of Eastern European and South Caucasus studies, working on a variety of topics, from foreign policies to identity politics."—Laura Luciani, Europe-Asia Studies, 72:10
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Camilla Callesen, Suzanne Szkola, Vasif Huseynov, Givi Gigitashvili, Victoria Hudson, David Matsaberidze, Adam Lenton, Alexander Long, Dali Osepashvili, Heidi Erbsen, Ansgar Joedicke, Anna Beitane, Alexandra Yatsyk, Shota Kakabadze, Sara Alexander, Andrey Makarychev, Olga Dorokhina
Editor Thomas Krüssmann, Thomas Krüssmann, Andrey Makarychev
Number of pages 328
Language English
Publication date Sep 30, 2019
Weight (kg) 0.4270
ISBN-13 9783838213286