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Palgrave Studies in International Relations

Borderland Russians

Identity, Narrative and International Relations

Authors: Hønneland, G.

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About this book

Geir Hønneland discusses some of the big questions in social science: What is identity? What is the role of identity and narrative in the study of international relations? The location is the Kola Peninsula, the most heavily militarized area of the world during the Cold War, now set to become Europe's next big oil playground.

About the authors

GEIR HØNNELAND is Research Director at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Tromsø, Norway. He has published widely on Russian environmental politics and international relations in the European North.

Reviews

​“I am fully convinced that this book provides a compelling case for the use of fieldwork and ethnographic methods in the study of foreign policy and international security.”  (Southeast European and Black Sea Studies)

'What a great snapshot of everyday identity in a Russian province! Local knowledge has arrived in International Relations'

Iver B. Neumann, Professorof Russian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and author of Uses of the Other: 'the East' in European Identity Formation

'The book treats one of the hottest and coolest issues in IR, the question of identity, in a well-informed, earnest, lively, humorous and entertaining manner. It solves the "big issues"' and yet makes pertinent observations on what it means to be a Russian, a Notherner, and most interesting, a Borderlander.'

Sergei Medvedev, Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

'This book is very worth reading, because it gives a good insight into the way of thinking of the Kola Peninsula's ordinary population and, moreover, in a very easily understandable way.'

Polar Record

'Borderland Russians is a good read, and its added value stretches from the local level to the bigger questions dealing with identity-formation and everyday narratives.'

The Russian Review

'This highly readable and engaging work sheds new light on the region of Russia above the Arctic Circle, a neglected area of work in Russian politics, geography, and area studies... The work contributes to debates in international relations about how identities are assigned, how they evolve, and how they are made.'

- CHOICE

'Hønneland introduces very interesting, big themes for the wide public.'

- Nordisk Østforum - Nordic Journal of Russian and East European Affairs

'This is a highly readable book, which thanks to its clear style and absorbing content can be addressed also to readers from outside academia.'

- Studia Polityczne, Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Science

'Borderland Russians is informative, insightful and well written. It brings to the table fresh data and good analysis, and is in addition a genuine joy to read [...] No reader who seeks to understand how Russian Northerners view themselves, the South and their Western neighbors should miss out on this book.'

- Arctic Review on Law and Politics: Mikkel Berg-Nordlie, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research

'This book is a valuable source for readers interested in identity constructions'

- Europe-Asia Studies, 64:4


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Hønneland, Geir

  • The Kola Peninsula: Politics, Society, International Networks

    Pages 20-50

    Hønneland, Geir

  • How to Be a Northerner: Distinguishing North from South

    Pages 51-79

    Hønneland, Geir

  • How to Be a Russian: Distinguishing East from West

    Pages 80-104

    Hønneland, Geir

  • Living in the Northern Environment

    Pages 105-122

    Hønneland, Geir

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Hardcover £67.00
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Softcover £23.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-29731-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Borderland Russians
Book Subtitle
Identity, Narrative and International Relations
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29073-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230290730
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-25267-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-29731-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32232-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 174
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