Divided States provides a nuanced understanding of some of the most important and impacting issues in EU-Russia relations, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the complex mechanisms that drive political and ecomic activity in Europe and the European periphery. The original and thought-provoking chapters, by experts in their fields, apply cutting-edge theoretical constructs such as hybridity theory, a hierarchical understanding of monetary relations, and an examination of asymmetric political and ecomic partnerships, all of which address key questions and challenges in the field of EU-Russia relations. While the specific conclusions expressed are as diverse as the issues analyzed, the findings point to a reality of regression in spite of progression in critical spheres regarding state and n-state actors, dynamics driving mutual exclusion instead of inclusion, and budding skepticism regarding nationalist values, social identities, and ideological sentiments.
Scott Nicholas Romaniuk is affiliated with the University of Aberdeen, Department of Politics and International Relations, and the University of St. Andrews, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. Recipient of the 2007 Geoff Weller Prize from the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS), he is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles on military and strategic studies, and international security and politics. Marguerite Marlin received her MA from the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. She has has interned with the Canada-Hungary Educational Foundation and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, as well as a research assistantship with ESD International Consulting in Ottawa. She has previously published articles in The Globe and Mail and Inscape Magazine on underground theatre in Russia and Russian surrealist art, respectively.