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Russian Approaches to International Peace, Security, and Institutions: Debating Within IR Schools

  • Alexander SerguninEmail author
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Abstract

In this chapter, the author analyzes major theoretical schools in contemporary Russian IR as concerns the role of international institutions in peace and security. The neorealist school (dominant in Russia) is rather skeptical regarding international institutions and global governance. For Russian neoliberals, international organizations and non-state actors are important entities in world politics. The globalists believe that to establish a long-lasting peace, not only institutions but also the structure of the international system should be changed. And the postpositivist schools are critical of all these positions, despite sharing neoliberalists’ and globalists’ views on the erosion of the nation-state and national sovereignty. The author further examines Russian policies in the UN, including Moscow’s position on issues relating to the UN reform, peacekeeping, and R2P.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Nizhny Novgorod State UniversityNizhny NovgorodRussia

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