RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNs AGAINST THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROJECT : A HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE PHENOMENON
Summary, in English
Concerning the European Union, it has been under the “stress” during recent years(migrations, terrorism, climate changes, economy), which made the Union more vulnerable to the external influences from other actors, particularly the Russian Federation which considers the EU as an obstacle for achieving Vladimir Putin’s revanshist and imperialist ambitions.
In this thesis it is highlighted that the main “fuel” for the ongoing destabilisation of the European Integration Project is the Russian Disinformation Campaign. Currently, the Russian Federation has been demonstrating its aggression towards the European Union in both open
and hidden ways with escalating its efforts to influence and disintegrate the European Union. In order to destruct the European Integration Project, the Russian Federation has been applying its “traditional” but currently, more advanced tools for implementing its “power” against the Union. With this regard, the Russian Federation has demonstrated/disclosed its “different faces of power”, which have been currently challenging the “normative face of power” of the European Union. Hence, “the faces of power” of the Russian Federation are differentiated and conceptualised, and “mirrored” with the “single face” i.e. “normative face of power” of the European Union.
Student publication for Master's degree (two years)
- Law and Political Science
- European Union
- Russian Federation
- normative power
- anti-normative power
- European Studies
- Sanimir Resic (Associate Professor)