Multipolarity, Intersubjectivity, and Models of International Society: Experiences of Russia – EU (Mis)communication

Andrey Makaychev
Autor: Andrey Makarychev

Makarychev, Andrey / Sergunin, Alexander— 2012

This Working Paper seeks to analyze the multifaceted Russia – EU relations as seen from different models of multipolarity. The key question the authors address is how the various perspectives of multipolarity can shape the EU – Russia relations and bring different outcomes. Arguably, Moscow and Brussels have divergent ideas about the practical arrangements the idea of multipolarity implies; besides, inside Russia and the EU there are multiple competing views on multipolarity. This plurality of voices requests a scrutiny of different models of a multipolar international society in which Russia and EU are its constitutive poles. In a multipolar world, the Russian – European inter-subjective interaction may take different institutional forms which we flesh out in this paper, dwelling upon a well-known distinction between pluralist and solidarist types of international society. Methodologically, the paper is based on an inter-subjective approach to EU – Russia relations. Inter-subjectivity connotes not only a possibility of achieving some practical effects of altering policies of other actors, but also of constituting their roles and even identities in the process of communicative exchanges.

TitleMultipolarity, Intersubjectivity, and Models of International Society: Experiences of Russia – EU (Mis)communication
AuthorMakarychev, Andrey / Sergunin, Alexander
PublisherCenter for Global Politics
LocationGarystraße 55, D-14195 Berlin
Subjectmultipolarity, intersubjectivity, russia
Date201201
IdentifierISSN: 1869-9243
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Languageeng
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