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Introduction

  • Syuzanna Vasilyan
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Abstract

The Introduction sketches the novel conceptual framework of “moral power” by pinpointing the academic “wells” and the “waters” of which it was “filled”. The framework is outlined through the parameters of “morality” bonding them with the selected types of “power”. The monograph justifies the significance of the case study, breaking it down into a tentative subject-object relationship. Thereby, firstly, it recalibrates the European Union (EU) as an actor as compared especially to the USA, Russia and Turkey; secondly, it gazes at the South Caucasus in a variegated fashion. The refreshing analysis is sought through theoretical innovation, policy investigation and empirical saturation. The chapters pertaining to the sub-policies of the EU on the ENP, regionalization, security, conflict resolution and democracy promotion vis-à-vis Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Syuzanna Vasilyan
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  1. 1.Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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