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Do Russians see their future in Europe or the CIS?

Rose, Richard and Munro, Neil (2008) Do Russians see their future in Europe or the CIS? Europe-Asia Studies, 60 (1). pp. 49-66. ISSN 0966-8136

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Abstract

Historic differences between Russian elites about where the country's future lies are here addressed by examining what the Russian public thinks, using data from the New Russia Barometer survey. More than two thirds see the country's future with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and less than one third see it with Europe. Alternative explanations for these differences are tested statistically. The most important influences making Russians look to the near abroad are traditional identities, national pride and age. Although cosmopolitan contacts of individuals with the West encourage people to be pro-European, Russians are likely to continue to view their world as a CIS space. However, this does not indicate a popular demand to re-establish Imperial dominance but rather a durable commitment among most Russians to a Eurasian rather than European view of the world.

Item type: Article
ID code: 39923
Keywords: Russia, CIS, EU, Commonwealth of Independent States , Political theory, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, Geography, Planning and Development
Subjects: Political Science > Political theory
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 20:42
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 16:14
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39923

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