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Can There Be Ethical Politics? Rethinking The Relationship Between European Geopolitics And Russian Eurasianism


  • Natalia N. Morozova

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


This article aims to explicate the conceptual relationship between two intellectual traditions that informed Russian post-Soviet foreign policy discourse: European inter-war geopolitics and Russian post-revolutionary Eurasianism. It is argued that European geopolitics provided an important theoretical and normative point of departure for Russian Eurasians. The latter took issue with the politics of territorial expansionism underpinning European geopolitics. They therefore attempted to develop an idea of qualitatively different and better politics by subjugating politics to culture

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  • Natalia N. Morozova, 2014. "Can There Be Ethical Politics? Rethinking The Relationship Between European Geopolitics And Russian Eurasianism," HSE Working papers WP BRP 08/IR/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:08/ir/2014

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    geopolitics; Eurasianism; national identity; foreign policy discourse; Russia;

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