Russia: ‘included out’<sup>1</sup>

Mark Webber

in Inclusion, Exclusion and the Governance of European Security

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780719061486
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701645 | DOI:
Russia: ‘included out’1

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Is Russia part of the European security community? What is its relationship to the structures of European security governance? It was previously suggested that Russia occupies an ambiguous position—related to but not fully part of this community or its system of governance. This chapter elaborates this theme in greater detail, first by setting out in broad terms the nature of Russia's exclusion and then by analysing its relationship with Europe in terms of a search on both sides for a more inclusive relationship. It explores the possibilities and parameters of this relationship, focusing on the long-term prospects of Russian integration into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and, more schematically, its standing in relation to the core features of security governance. The chapter also discusses Russia's search for inclusion in Europe and characterises security governance by looking at region, institutionalisation and compliance.

Keywords: Russia; Europe; security community; security governance; inclusion; exclusion; institutionalisation; compliance; European Union; North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Chapter.  16910 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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