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Götz, E. (2019). Enemy at the Gates: A Neoclassical Realist Explanation of Russia's Baltic Policy. Foreign Policy Analysis, 15(1), 99-117
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enemy at the Gates: A Neoclassical Realist Explanation of Russia's Baltic Policy
2019 (English)In: Foreign Policy Analysis, ISSN 1743-8586, E-ISSN 1743-8594, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 99-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What drives Russia's Baltic policy? To answer this question, I develop a neoclassical realist framework that explains how local great powers act toward neighboring small states. In brief, the framework argues that local great powers face strong systemic incentives to establish a sphere of influence around their borders. Toward that end, they can employ positive and negative incentives. The general rule is that the higher the level of external pressure, the more assertive the policies pursued by the local great power. However, this simple relationship between external pressure and regional assertiveness is moderated by two variables: (1) the ability of small states to obtain security guarantees from extra regional powers; and (2) the level of state capacity of the local great power. The article develops this theoretical argument and shows that it goes a long way to explain the overall pattern and evolution of Russia's Baltic policy over the last two decades.

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351452 (URN)10.1093/fpa/orx011 (DOI)000481423200006 ()
Available from: 2018-05-24 Created: 2018-05-24 Last updated: 2019-09-30Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. (2019). Explaining Russia's Opposition to NATO Enlargement:: Strategic Imperatives, Ideas, or Domestic Politics?. In: Daniel Hamilton; Kristina Spohr (Ed.), Open Door:: NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security after the Cold War (pp. 481-500). Washington DC: Johns Hopkins University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explaining Russia's Opposition to NATO Enlargement:: Strategic Imperatives, Ideas, or Domestic Politics?
2019 (English)In: Open Door:: NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security after the Cold War / [ed] Daniel Hamilton; Kristina Spohr, Washington DC: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019, p. 481-500Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington DC: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399603 (URN)9781733733922 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. (2019). Near Abroad: Putin, the West, and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus [Review]. Nationalities Papers, 47(1), 167-169
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Near Abroad: Putin, the West, and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus
2019 (English)In: Nationalities Papers, ISSN 0090-5992, E-ISSN 1465-3923, Vol. 47, no 1, p. 167-169Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-379090 (URN)10.1017/nps.2018.44 (DOI)000458721500013 ()
Available from: 2019-03-12 Created: 2019-03-12 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. & Merlen, C.-R. (2019). Russia and the Question of World Order. European Politics and Society, 20(2), 133-153
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Russia and the Question of World Order
2019 (English)In: European Politics and Society, ISSN 2374-5118, E-ISSN 2374-5126, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 133-153Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399613 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. & MacFarlane, N. (2019). Russia’s role in world politics: power, ideas, and domestic influences. International Politics, 56(6), 713-725
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Russia’s role in world politics: power, ideas, and domestic influences
2019 (English)In: International Politics, ISSN 1384-5748, E-ISSN 1740-3898, Vol. 56, no 6, p. 713-725Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Russia's role in world politics has become the object of a spirited debate among policymakers, think-tank analysts, and academics. Much of this debate focuses on one central question: What are the main drivers, or causes, of Moscow's increasingly proactive and assertive foreign policy? The purpose of this special issue is to address this question by focusing on the interplay of power, ideas, and domestic influences. Our introductory article sets the scene for this analytical endeavor. More specifically, the article has three aims: (1) to review the existing explanations of Moscow's assertiveness; (2) to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of employing eclectic approaches in the study of Russian foreign policy; and (3) to outline the contributions of the articles that follow.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Keywords
Russia, Foreign policy, International relations theory, Analytical eclecticism
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351454 (URN)10.1057/s41311-018-0162-0 (DOI)000493604100001 ()
Available from: 2018-05-24 Created: 2018-05-24 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. (2019). Strategic imperatives, status aspirations, or domestic interests?: Explaining Russia’s nuclear weapons policy. International Politics, 56(6), 810-827
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategic imperatives, status aspirations, or domestic interests?: Explaining Russia’s nuclear weapons policy
2019 (English)In: International Politics, ISSN 1384-5748, E-ISSN 1740-3898, Vol. 56, no 6, p. 810-827Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What are the causes of Russia’s increasingly assertive nuclear weapons policy? This article offers a synthetic explanation combining strategic imperatives, status aspirations, and domestic political factors. In brief, it is argued that strategic imperatives go a long way toward explaining Russia’s nuclear force modernization. Russia seeks to upgrade its aging nuclear arsenal to maintain an assured second-strike capability. Status aspirations, in turn, can account for many nuclear exercises and maneuvers conducted by Russia. The aim is to promote Russia’s image as a great power in world politics. Finally, regime security considerations are the primary driver of Moscow’s abrasive nuclear rhetoric, which often caters to a domestic audience. The article unpacks these arguments, demonstrates their explanatory purchase, and discusses policy implications.

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351453 (URN)10.1057/s41311-018-0168-7 (DOI)000493604100007 ()
Available from: 2018-05-24 Created: 2018-05-24 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. (2019). The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities [Review]. Global Affairs, 5(2), 187-189
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
2019 (English)In: Global Affairs, ISSN 2334-0460, E-ISSN 2334-0479, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 187-189Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399610 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. (2018). Review of: China, Russia, and twenty-first century global geopolitics [Review]. International Affairs, 94(5), 1208-1209
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of: China, Russia, and twenty-first century global geopolitics
2018 (English)In: International Affairs, ISSN 0020-5850, E-ISSN 1468-2346, Vol. 94, no 5, p. 1208-1209Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-366388 (URN)10.1093/ia/iiy139 (DOI)000444557400047 ()
Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. (Ed.). (2018). Russia, the West, and the Ukraine Crisis. London and New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Russia, the West, and the Ukraine Crisis
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London and New York: Routledge, 2018. p. 150
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399617 (URN)9781138040243 (ISBN)9781315175225 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2020-01-27Bibliographically approved
Götz, E. (2017). Borders in the Baltic Sea region: suturing the ruptures [Review]. Journal of Baltic Studies, 48(4), 539-541
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Borders in the Baltic Sea region: suturing the ruptures
2017 (English)In: Journal of Baltic Studies, ISSN 0162-9778, E-ISSN 1751-7877, Vol. 48, no 4, p. 539-541Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ASSOC ADVANCEMENT BALTIC STUDIES INC, 2017
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-350128 (URN)10.1080/01629778.2017.1394694 (DOI)000423100000011 ()
Available from: 2018-05-04 Created: 2018-05-04 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved
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