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The Elgar Companion to the Eurasian Economic Union

Edited by Alexander Libman, Professor of Russian and East European Politics, Institute for East European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and Evgeny Vinokurov, Chief Eсonomist, Eurasian Development Bank, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Publication Date: March 2024  ISBN: 978 1 80037 499 7  Extent: 286 pp

This insightful Companion provides an in-depth, systematic analysis of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), an economic union of several post-Soviet Eurasian states.

Bringing together an international collective of established academic experts on the EAEU and Eurasian regionalism, the editors showcase a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds on the EAEU to reflect its complex reality. The Companion reviews the available evidence on the EAEU, examining its evolution, governance, policies, and outlook as well as delving into key theoretical and policy debates on this particularly contested regional organization. Taking stock of the tectonic changes occurring in the post-Soviet Eurasia, it highlights potential gaps in the collective knowledge and discusses possible scenarios for the future of the EAEU.

Exploring the EAEU’s impact on trade, migration, and foreign direct investment in the post-Soviet Eurasia, this astute Companion will prove indispensable to academics and researchers in the fields of political science and economics, particularly those with an interest in Russian and Eurasian studies and comparative regionalism. Its analysis of the challenges the EAEU is currently facing will also benefit think tank analysts with a focus on Russia, China, Central Asia, and Eurasia in general.

Critical Acclaim

''The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is woefully under-researched in the West, despite the efforts of myself and a small group of researchers. Alexander Libman and Evgeny Vinokurov, along with their contributors, have just made our job immensely easier with this book. Detailing the EAEU’s workings, its challenges, its external relations, and its possible future, this volume will be an invaluable reference source for scholars of the region and those with an interest in authoritarian integration.''
– Christopher A. Hartwell, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

''This is a well-integrated collection of chapters on key dimensions and dilemmas of the Eurasian Economic Union. The authors demonstrate that, despite the highly disruptive effects of the war in Ukraine and other challenges, the organization remains essential in organizing the large post-Soviet region.''
– Andrei P. Tsygankov, San Francisco State University, US


Contributors include: Tom Casier, Barbara Fritz, Andrea Gawrich, Yoshiko M. Herrera, Marcin Kaczmarski, Alexander Knobel, Dmitrii Kofanov, Andrei Korobkov, Alexander Libman, Anton Malakhov, Laurissa Mühlich, Murad Nasibov, Vladimir Pereboev, Jacopo Maria Pepe, Nikita Pyzhikov, Alessandra Russo, Richard Sakwa, Federico Salvati, Philipp Schröder, Taras Tsukarev, Evgeny Vinokurov, Viachaslau Yarashevich

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