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Bulgaria, Central and Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, Estonia, Europeanization, Hungary, Identities, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Politics / Political Systems, Regional integration, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Les études du CERI
Collective mobilizations, Debt, International organizations, Markets / Finance, Multinational corporations, Russia, Russian Federation, State, Les études du CERI
Bulgaria, Central and Eastern Europe, Czech Republic, Europeanization, Hungary, Identities, Poland, Politics / Political Systems, Regional integration, Romania, Russia, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Les études du CERI
Foreign policy, Germany, Politics / Political Systems, Russia, Russian Federation, State, Les études du CERI
Central and Eastern Europe, Conflict resolution, Defense policy, European Union, International organizations, International security, Peace / Peacekeeping, Russian Federation, Security policy, Transnational, United States, Les études du CERI
Central and Eastern Europe, Europeanization, France, Germany, Political order, Regional integration, Russian Federation, Security policy, United States, Western Europe, Les Cahiers du CERI
David P. Calleo
What are the challenges facing the European Union with the end of the Cold War ? Will the Union be able to meet them ? What links should it maintain with the United States ? What type of relations should be established with Russia ?
The stakes are high: nothing less than international stability and world harmony in the next century. The challenges are of various kinds encompassing political, security, economic and institutional issues. In the first part of this study, the author analyses these challenges and argues for a European approach rid of the more unrealistic federalist ideas. In a second section he examines those states that will play major roles in Europe's future: Germany and France, within the EU, and, outside it, Russia and the United States. In doing so he attempts to evaluate Europe's ability to rise to the occasion.
Democratization, Political economy, Politics / Political Systems, Russia, Russian Federation, Les Cahiers du CERI
A year after the failed putsch of August 1991, what kind of power system has been established in Russia? This study of changes in local power in five neighbouring regions (Kursk, Lipetsk, Tambov, Voronez, Belgorod) which all belong to the same economic zone throws light on an amazing continuity with the past. New local, ostensibly "democratic" institutions have been set up in the region and "liberal" free market reforms have been introduced. Yet despite these changes power still remains in the hands of the former nomenklatura. Moreover this has occured with the tacit approval and support of the Moscow authorities. Furthermore the way power is exercised harks back to the authoritarian methods and means which characterized the Soviet system