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EU-Russia regional cooperation and energy networks in the Russian northwestern and southern regions: implications for democratic governance

Turkina, Ekaterina (2009) EU-Russia regional cooperation and energy networks in the Russian northwestern and southern regions: implications for democratic governance. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation seeks to explain variation in democratic governance in the Russian regions, in particular, in the Northwestern and the Southern regions, which are included in the regional dimensions of the European Union Neighborhood Policy: the Northern Dimension and the Black Sea Synergy, respectively. Emphasizing a dynamic relationship between regional governance patterns in the EU-Russia regional cooperation and energy regional domains, regional ethno-cultural, historical, geopolitical, and economic contexts, and regional decision-making processes, it develops a model of sub-national democratic development and sub-national regionalism that links regional sustainable development and democratic governance to the multi-dimensionality of the external and internal pressures that shape and influence the behavior and the strategic actions of the regional actors, and predetermine the configuration of relationships among them. The propositions of the model are tested empirically using both quantitative (econometric analysis of longitudinal data and longitudinal network analysis) and qualitative (interview data) methods. The findings of the analyses have implications for our understanding of sub-national regionalism in the Wider Europe and for the study of democratization and regional development more generally.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairStaniland, Martinmstan@pitt.eduMSTAN
Committee MemberSbragia, Albertasbragia@pitt.eduSBRAGIA
Committee MemberPicard, Louis Apicard@pitt.eduPICARD
Committee MemberComfort, Louise K.lkc@pitt.eduLKC
Date: 26 June 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 21 April 2009
Approval Date: 26 June 2009
Submission Date: 12 June 2009
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs > Public and International Affairs
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: sub-national integration; cooperation networks; regional cooperation
Other ID:, etd-06122009-112034
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:47
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:44


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