Politics Of Eurasianism by Bassin Mark Pozo Gonzalo
In the course of Vladimir Putin's third presidential term many of the doctrines and ideas associated with Eurasianism have moved to the center of public political discourses in Russia. Eurasianism both Russian and non-Russian is politically active -influential and contested- in debates about identity popular culture or foreign policy narratives. Deploying a variety of theoretical frameworks and perspectives the essays in this volume work together to shed light on both Eurasianism's plasticity and contemporary weight and examine how its tropes and discourses are appropriated interpreted modulated and deployed politically by national groups oppositional forces (left or right) prominent intellectuals artists and last but not least government elites. In doing so this collection addresses essential themes and questions currently shaping the Post-Soviet world and beyond.