Backdrop to the Ukraine Crisis: The Revival of Normative Politics in Russia’s Relations with the EU?

  • Joan DeBardeleben


The role of norms and values in the European Union’s relationship with Russia has been a contested issue in scholarly literature (Casier, 2013; Fawn, 2009; White, Light & McAllister, 2005; DeBardeleben, 2008). The debate over whether interests and values are mutually interdependent and what role each plays in the relationship is raised both in political and academic discussions (Stubb, 2014; Crotty, Hall & Ljubownikov, 2014). With a particular focus on the EU and Russia, this chapter examines the manner in which a clash of norms, alongside more widely discussed geopolitical interests, provides a backdrop for the conflict that arose between the EU and Russia over Ukraine in 2013–2014.


Market Norm Strategic Partnership European Neighbourhood Policy Democracy Promotion Political Norm 
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