The ‘rising power’ status and the evolution of international order : conceptualising Russia’s Syria policies

Pieper, MA 2017, 'The ‘rising power’ status and the evolution of international order : conceptualising Russia’s Syria policies' , Europe-Asia Studies . (In Press)

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Abstract

Taking Syria’s armed conflict as a case study to illustrate processes of normative contestation in international relations, this paper is interested in re-examining the typology of Russia as a ‘rising power’ to account for ‘rise’ in a non-material dimension. The article embeds the ‘rising power’ label in the literature on international norm dynamics to reflect on the rationale for Russia’s engagement in Syria despite adverse material preconditions. It will be argued that Russian norm divergence from alleged ‘Western’ norms illustrates the ambition to co-define conditions for legitimate transgressions of state sovereignty.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0966-8136
Depositing User: MA Pieper
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 12:08
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 13:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44732

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