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Why Russia is economically weak and politically strong

de Grauwe, Paul (2018) Why Russia is economically weak and politically strong. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Apr 2018). Website.

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In GDP terms, the Russian economy is much smaller than that of the EU, yet from a political and military perspective, Russia is a major player in global affairs. Paul De Grauwe argues that Europe grants Russia this power by leaving defence as a matter for each of its constituent nations, instead of having a combined army.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 11:24
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 00:16

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