Russian Studies of International Relations

From the Soviet Past to the Post-Cold-War Present

Marina M. Lebedeva. Foreword by Andrei P. Tsygankov.

ibidem Press

Russian Studies of International Relations

Pub Date: August 2018

ISBN: 9783838208510

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Pub Date: August 2018

ISBN: 9783838268514

200 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $19.99

Russian Studies of International Relations

From the Soviet Past to the Post-Cold-War Present

Marina M. Lebedeva. Foreword by Andrei P. Tsygankov.

ibidem Press

Recently, a renewed international interest in Russia as a world political actor has emerged. Against this background, it is useful to better understand how international relations and foreign affairs are studied in Russia and how future Russian political actors, diplomatic personnel, ministerial bureaucrats, business managers, area experts, and other officials, activists, or researchers are taught for their work on the international arena. What are the theories, approaches, and schools that guide Russian teaching on, and research of, international relations?

The current state of Russian studies of International Relations to a large degree reflects the history and development of IR research during Soviet times. However, over the past 25 years, one could also observe a number of new developments—both substantive and institutional—which are important not only for properly assessing the new state of this academic discipline in Russia, but also for better comprehending Russian foreign policy as well as various international activities of Russia’s regions, businesses, media, etc.
Lebedeva, perhaps the most outstanding Russian IR specialist, provides us with an in-depth analysis of Russian IR concepts in theoretical and applied research. Sergey V. Chugrov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
The uniqueness of the book is connected with the fact that it is written by one of the most prominent scholars in the field. Tatiana Alekseeva, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

About the Author

Marina Lebedeva is professor of world politics at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. She has taught at Moscow State University as well as at the Higher School of Economics. She is the author of, among other publications, Dealing with Conflicts in and around Russia: Enforce or Negotiate? (1992),

Andrei P. Tsygankov is professor of political science and international relations at San Francisco State University.