Russia’s Narratives of Global Order : Great Power Legacies in a Polycentric World. / Miskimmon, Alister; O'Loughlin, Ben.

In: Politics and Governance, Vol. 5, No. 3, 29.09.2017, p. 111-120.

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Russia’s Narratives of Global Order : Great Power Legacies in a Polycentric World. / Miskimmon, Alister; O'Loughlin, Ben.

In: Politics and Governance, Vol. 5, No. 3, 29.09.2017, p. 111-120.

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title = "Russia{\textquoteright}s Narratives of Global Order: Great Power Legacies in a Polycentric World",
abstract = "This article takes a strategic narrative approach to explaining the current and likely future contestation between Russia and the West. We argue that tensions stem from mis-alignment of narratives about world order projected by Russia and its Western interlocutors. To illustrate this we analyse Russia{\textquoteright}s identity narratives, international system narratives and issue narratives present in policy documents and speeches by key players since 2000. This enables the identification of remarkably consistency in Russia{\textquoteright}s narratives and potential points of convergence with Western powers around commitment to international law and systemic shifts to an increasingly multipolar order. However, we explain why the different meanings attributed to these phenomena generate contestation rather than alignment about past, present and future global power relations. We argue that Russia{\textquoteright}s historical-facing narratives and weakened material circumstances have the potential to hamper its adaptation to rapid systemic change, and to make attempts to forge closer cooperation with third parties challenging. ",
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