Russian policy towards the 'near abroad'. The discourse of hierarchy.
This paper attempts to demonstrate that classical definitions of 'imperialism' do not in fact establish a particularly productive framework for analysis of current Russian policy toward the 'near abroad', as some Russian leaders continue to call the fourteen other former republics of the Soviet Union. It argues that developments on the territory of the former Union neither conclusively support nor conclusively refute the use of such a term. Indeed, the confusion that reigns on the territory of...[Show more]
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