© 2007

The CIS, the EU and Russia

The Challenges of Integration

  • Katlijn Malfliet
  • Lien Verpoest
  • Evgeny Vinokurov

Part of the Studies in Central and Eastern Europe book series (SCEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Katlijn Malfliet, Lien Verpoest, Evgeny Vinokurov
      Pages 1-10
  3. In Pursuit of Integration in the Post-Soviet Area

  4. The EU and the Post-Soviet Space

  5. Patterns of Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Gennadi Kurdiukov, Katlijn Malfliet
      Pages 202-220
  6. Conclusion: Challenges of Integration — the EU, the CIS and Russia

    1. Katlijn Malfliet, Lien Verpoest, Evgeny Vinokurov
      Pages 235-243
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-250

About this book


This book focuses on the difficulties facing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus with regard to their integration into both the CIS and the encroaching EU. It analyzes the links between the integration mechanisms of the CIS and EU and the various state policies towards, and the elite interests in, the territory of the former Soviet Union.


desegregation European Union (EU) Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Katlijn Malfliet
    • 1
  • Lien Verpoest
    • 1
  • Evgeny Vinokurov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for International and European PolicyCatholic University of LeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Institute for World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

About the editors

MIKHAIL A. BEZNOSOV Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA TOM CASIER Assistant Professor and Programme Director of the MA in European Studies, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands ANTOANETA L. DIMITROVA Lecturer, Department of Public Administration, University of Leiden, The Netherlands RILKA DRAGNEVA Institute of East European Law and Russian Studies, University of Leiden, The Netherlands IRINA KOBRINSKAYA Executive Director of the Foundation for Prospective Studies and Initiatives (Russian think-tank) and leading research fellow at the IMEMO of the Russian Academy of Science, Russia GENNADI I. KURDIUKOV Head of Constitutional and International Law, Ulyanov -Lenin Kazan State University, Russia HOLGER MOROFF Lecturer, University of Jena, Germany MARIUS VAHL Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels JOHN P. WILLERTON Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

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