Critique the European Union’s ‘holistic security policy’ in its neighbouring region (Eastern Europe/Ex-USSR – Ukraine/Russia/Belarus). Analyse this region from different perspectives, ‘holistic security policy’ includes economic, political and traditional military power. Policies appropriate: EU Neighbourhood Policy, Common Security and Defence policy, Issues: Russia and oil, Belarus and democracy. Possible research literature: The EU and the ex-Soviet Union Bukkvoll, Tor (1997) Ukraine and European Security, London: Pinter. Dannreuther, Roland. (2006) ‘Developing the Alternative to Enlargement: The European Neighbourhood Policy’. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 11 No. 2, p183-201. Emerson, Michael (2005) EU-Russia: Four Common Spaces and the Proliferation of the Fuzzy, CEPS Policy Brief No. 71 Emerson, Michael et al. (2006) A New Agreement between the EU and Russia: Why, what and when, CEPS Policy Brief No. 103 Emerson, Michael (ed) 2006 The Elephant and the Bear Try Again Options for a New Agreement between the EU and Russia,WWW.CEPS.BE Dannreuther, Roland. (2006) ‘Developing the Alternative to Enlargement: The European Neighbourhood Policy’. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 11 No. 2, p183-201. Emerson, Michael and G. Noutcheva (2004) Europeanisation as a Gravity Model of Democratisation, Centre for European Policy Studies: Working Document No. 214. European Commission (2004) European Neighbourhood Policy Strategy Paper, COM 2004/ 373 final, Brussels 12.05.2004. European Commission ‘Europe in the World’ Website. Country reports, Action Plans and progress evaluations related to the European Neighbourhood Policy are available. European Commission (2001), The EU and Kaliningrad, COM (2001) 26/3-4. European Commission (1999), Common Strategy of the European Union on Russia, 4 June, (1999/414/CFSP), Official Journal (L/157). European Council on Foreign Relations (2007), A Power Audit of EU-Russia relations , accessed 3 December 2007. Ferrero-Waldner, Benita (2006) ‘The European Neighbourhood Policy: The EU’s Newest Foreign Policy Instrument’. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 11 No. 2, p139-142 Forsberg, Tuomas. (2004) ‘The EU –Russia Security Partnership: Why the Opportunity was Lost’ European Foreign Affairs Review, 2004, Vol. 9 No. 2, p247-267. Gowan, Peter (1995) Neoliberal theory and practice for Eastern Europe, New Left Review Henderson, Karen and Neil Robinson (1997) Post-communist politics, London: Prentice Hall. Karaganov, Sergey (2005) Russia-EU Relations: The Present Situation and Prospects CEPS Working Document No. 225,WWW.CEPS.BE Malcom, Neil (1994) Russia and Europe: an end to confrontation London: Pinter Müller, Martin (2008) ‘Situating Identities: Enacting and Studying Europe at a Russian Elite University’ Millennium – Journal of InternationalStudies 2008 37: 3-25 Popov, Vladimir, (2007) ‘Russia Redux’ New Left Review 44, March-April 2007, pp37-52 Robinson, Neil (2004) Reforging the weakest link: global political economy and post-Soviet change in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus Aldershot: Ashgate. Sachs,Jeffrey ‘Consolidating Capitalism’, Foreign Policy, no. 98, spring 1995. Smith, Michael E, and Mark Weber (2008) ‘Political Dialogue and Security in the European Neighbourhood: The Virtues and Limits of ‘New Partnership Perspectives’ European Foreign Affairs Review; Spring2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p73-95, 23p Tassinari, Fabrizion (2006) A Synergy for Black Sea Regional Cooperation: Guidelines for an EU Initiative, CEPS Policy Brief No. 103. Vahl, Marius (2001) Just Good Friends? The EU-Russian “Strategic Partnership” and the Northern Dimension, CEPS Working Document No. 166 WWW.CEPS.BEWeber, Mark (2000) Russia and Europe: Conflict and Cooperation Basingstoke, Macmillan. White, S., Korosteleva, J. and I. McCallister, (2008). ‘A Wider Europe? The View from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 46. No. 2. pp. 219–241

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