Here is a non-comprehensive list of the main publications by our consortium members.

For publications from specific UPTAKE partner institutions, please see the following repositories:

UPTAKE at Tartu

Global Europe Centre at Kent

Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala

UPTAKE reports


Sakwa, Richard (2018). ‘Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press).

Kasekamp, A. (2016). Historia de los Estados bálticos. Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra.

Makarychev, A.; Yatsyk, Alexandra (2016). Celebrating Borderlands in a Wider Europe. Nations and Identities in Ukraine, Georgia and Estonia. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.

Morozov, V. (2015). Russia’s Postcolonial Identity: A Subaltern Empire in a Eurocentric World. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hedlund, S. (2014). Putin’s Energy Agenda: The Contradictions of Russia’s Resource Wealth. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Korosteleva, E. (2012). The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours: towards a more ambitious partnership? Routledge.

Recent articles

Makarychev, A. (2018). Normative and Civilisational Regionalisms: The EU, Russia and their Common NeighbourhoodsThe International Spectator, 2018, Vol. 53 (3), 1–19.

Makarychev, A. (2018). Pluralism without Democracy, Vertical without Power: From Gor’kii to Nizhny Novgorod . . . and Back? Slavic Review, 77.

Makarychev, A.; Kakabadze, S. (2018). A Tale of Two Orthodoxies: Europe in Religious Discourses of Russia and GeorgiaEthnopolitics, 17 (5), 485-502.

Makarychev, A.; Yatsyk, A. (2018). Entertain and Govern. From Sochi 2014 to FIFA 2018Problems of Post-Communism, 65 (2), 115−128. 10.1080/10758216.2018.1433960.

Berg, E.; Pegg, S. (2017). Scrutinizing a Policy of “Engagement without Recognition”: US Requests for Diplomatic Actions with De Facto States. Foreign Policy Analysis.

Braghiroli, S.; Makarychev, Andrey (2016). Russia and its supporters in Europe: trans-ideology à la carte? Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 16:2 10.1080/14683857.2016.1156343.

Korosteleva, E; Merheim-Eyre, I. and Van Gils, E (eds.) (2017). ‘The Politics and The Political of the Eastern Partnership Initiative: Reshaping the Agenda’, special issue, East European Politics, 33(3). (forthcoming).

Linsenmaier, T. (2017). World society as collective identity: world society, international society, and inclusion/exclusion from EuropeInternational Politics (online), p 1-17.

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2018). Sovereignty and Russian national identity-making: The biopolitical dimension, in: Kolstø, P., and Blakkisrud, H. (eds) Russia before and after Crimea. Nationalism and Identity 2010-17 (Edinburgh University Press).

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2017). Biopolitics and national identities: between liberalism and totalization. Nationalities Papers, 45 (1), 1−7.

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2017). From Sochi – 2014 to FIFA – 2018: a Fading Sovereignty? Sport in Society, 20:4, 476-488.

Makarychev, A. and Alexander Sergunin (2017). Russia’s role in regional cooperation and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). Journal of Baltic Studies, 48(4), 465-479.

Makarychev, A. (2017). Taistelu vapaudesta ja poliittisuudesta Venäjällä, Idäntutkimus (The Finnish Review of East European Studies), lk 54-55, 4/2017.

Merheim-Eyre, I. (2017). ‘Exploring the European Union’s rationalities of governing: the case of cross-border mobility in the Eastern Partnership.’ Special Issue, East European Politics, 33(3), (forthcoming).

Merheim-Eyre, I. (2017) ‘Visegrad countries and visa liberalisation in the eastern neighbourhood: Pan Tadeusz syndrome or the emergence of a European visa diplomacy?’ Journal of East European Politics & Societies, 31:1, 93-114.

Morozov, V. (2018). ‘Identity and Hegemony in EU-Russian Relations: Making Sense of the Asymmetrical Entanglement’. In: Casier, T., and DeBardeleben, J. (eds) EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perceptions (London: Routledge).

Morozov, V. and Elena Pavlova (2017). Indigeneity and subaltern subjectivity in decolonial discourses: a comparative study of Bolivia and Russia. Journal of International Relations and Development, 1−28 (forthcoming).

Pavlova, E. (2017). “A Russian Challenge to Multipolarity? The Prospects for Political Cooperation between Russia and Latin America”, Problems of Post-Communism (forthcoming).

Pavlova, Elena; Romanova, Tatiana (2017). Normative Power: Some Theory Aspects and Contemporary Practice of Russia and the EU. Polis (Russian Federation) , 1, 162−176.

Pettai, E. and Vello Pettai (2017). Dealing with the Past: Transitional Justice and De-communization. In: Adam Fagan, Petr Kopecky (Ed.). The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics (000−000). London: Routledge (forthcoming).

Sakwa, R. (2017). ‘The Ukraine Syndrome and Europe: Between Norms and Space’, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, No. 44, pp. 9-31.

Van Gils, E. (2017). ‘Differentiation through bargaining power in EU-Azerbaijan relations: Baku as a tough negotiator’. Special Issue, East European Politics, 33(3). (forthcoming).

Berg, E. and Pegg, S. (2016). Scrutinizing a Policy of “Engagement without Recognition”: US Requests for Diplomatic Actions with De Facto States. Foreign Policy Analysis (forthcoming).

Berg, E.; Riegl,M.; Doboš, B. (2016). Introduction. Annual of Language & Politics and Politics of Identity, 10 (1), 3−6.

Casier, T. (2016). The different faces of power in EU-Russia relations. Europe-Asia Studies (forthcoming).

Casier, T. (2016). Great game or great confusion? The geopolitical understanding of EU-Russia energy relationsGeopolitics, 21:4, 763-778.

Casier, T. (2016). From logic of competition to conflict: understanding the dynamics of EU-Russia relations. Contemporary Politics22:3, 376-394.

Gabrielyan, V.; Stroobants, P.; Berg, E. (2016). How do you tailor diplomatic training? Sizing up peer institutions and their training practices for the Diplomatic School of Armenia. Global Affairs, 2 (2), 223−231.

Kallas, K. (2016). Claiming the diaspora: Russia’s compatriot policy and its reception by Estonian-Russian population. Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, 15 (3), 1−25.

Korosteleva, E. (2016). Eastern Partnership and the Eurasian Union: bringing ‘the political’ back in the eastern region. European Politics and Societies, 17:1, 67-81.

Korosteleva, E. (2016). The EU, Russia and the Eastern Region: the analytics of government for sustainable cohabitation. Cooperation and Conflict [Online] 51:365-383. Available at:

Makarychev, A. (2016). The War in Chechnya in Russian Cinematographic Representations: Biopolitical Patriotism in ‘Unsovereign’ Times. Transcultural Studies, 12 (1), 115−135.

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2016). Rocking the Sochi Olympic Narrative: Boris Nemtsov and Putin’s Sovereignty. Demokratizatsiya. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 24 (1), 89−103.

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2017). Biopower and Geopolitics as Russia’s neighbourhood strategies: reconnecting people or reaggregating lands? Nationalities Papers, 45 (1), 25−40.

Malksoo, M. (2016). From the ESS to the EU Global Strategy: external policy, internal purpose. Contemporary Security Policy [Online] 37:374-388. Available at:

Nizhnikau, R. (2016). When Goliath Meets Goliath: How Russia and the EU Created the Vicious Circle of Instability in Moldova, Global Affairs, 2:2, 203–216.

Pavlova, E.(2016). Глас народа: украинский конфликт глазами латиноамериканцев. Мировая экономика и международные отношения, 60 (4), 86−94.

Sakwa, R. (2016). ‘Obrazy mirovogo poryadka posle kholodnoi voiny’ (‘Models of World Order after the Cold War’), Russkaya Politologiya: Russian Political Science, No. 1, pp. 80-87.

Sakwa, R. (2016). ‘Krizis mirovogo poryadka: Rossiya v poiskakh vykhoda iz tupika’, (‘The Crisis of World Order: Russia’s Impasse and Resistance’), Polis: Politicheskie Issledovaniya, No. 6, pp. 52-68.

Sakwa, R. (2016). ‘How the Eurasian Elites Envisage the Role of the EEU in Global Perspective’, in David Lane and Vsevolod Samokhvalov (eds), ‘Eurasia in a Global Context’, special issue of European Politics and Society, Vol. 17, No. S1, pp. 4-22.

Toomla, R. (2016). Charting informal engagement between de facto states: a quantitative analysis. Space & Polity, 20 (3), 330−345.

Vilson, M. (2016). The europeanization of foreign policy in the face of the Russian disinformation war. Sõjateadlane (Estonian Journal of Military Studies), 2 (6), 114−140.

Braghiroli, S. (2015). Voting on Russia in the European Parliament: the Role of National and Party Group Affiliations. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 23 (1), 58−81.

Korosteleva, E. (2015). The EU and Belarus: democracy promotion by technocratic means? Democratization, 23 (4), 1-23.

Makarychev, A. and Medvedev, S. (2015). Biopolitics and Power in Putin’s Russia. Problems of Post-Communism, 62 (1), 45−54.

Makarychev, A. and Meister, S. (2015). The Modernisation Debate and Russian – German Normative Cleavages. European Politics and Society, 16 (1), 80−94.

Polishchuk, L. and Syunyaev, G. (2015). Ruling elites’ rotation and asset ownership: implications for property rights, Public Choice, 162(1), 159-182.

Makarychev, A. and Yatsyk, A. (2014). (Un)locking Political Borders: Implications for EU-Russia Relations in Eastern Europe. Problems of Post-Communism, 61 (6), 34−45.

Edited volumes

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (Eds.) (2018). Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics: Power and Resistance. Ibidem Verlag.

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (Eds.) (2017). Vocabularies of International relations after the Crisis in Ukraine. London and New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2016). Borders in the Baltic Sea Region: Suturing the Ruptures. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bodin, P., Hedlund, S. and Namli, E. (Eds.) (2014). Power and Legitimacy – Challenges from Russia. London: Routledge.

Korosteleva, E., Natorski, M. and Simao, L. (Eds.) (2014). EU Policies in the Eastern Neighbourhood: the practices perspective. London: Routledge.

Morozov, V. (Ed.) (2013). Decentring the West: The Idea of Democracy and the Struggle for Hegemony. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.

Korosteleva, E. (Ed.) (2012). Eastern Partnership: A New Opportunity for the Neighbours? London: Routledge.

Berg, E. and Ehin, P. (Eds.) (2009). Identity and Foreign Policy: Baltic-Russian Relations and European Integration. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Book chapters

Makarychev, A.; Yatsyk, A. (2018). Russia as a counter-normative soft power: between ideology and policy. In: Ansgar Jödicke (Ed.) (2018). Religion and Soft Power in the South Caucasus, Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics, p. 215−234.

Pettai, V. (2018). The development of political systems in post-communist countries. In: Peeter Vihalemm, Anu Masso & Signe Opermann (Eds.). The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations. Routledge, 112-129.

Kasekamp, A. (2017). Authoritarianism and corporatism in the Baltics. In: Antonio Costa Pinto (Ed.). Corporatism and Fascism. The Corporatist Wave in Europe. Routledge, 257−271.

Korosteleva, E. (2017). ‘Challenges of a Changing European Neighbourhood’, in A. Marchetti, T. Demmelhuber, and T. Schumacher (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy (Routledge, in press).

Linsenmaier, T. (2017). The Baltic Sea Region: Practicing Security at the Overlap of the European and the Post-Soviet Society of States. In: Andrey Makarychev, Alexandra Yatsyk (Ed.). Borders in the Baltic Sea Region: Suturing the Ruptures. Palgrave Macmillan, 21−51.

Morozov, V. (2017). Russian Society and the Conflict in Ukraine: Masses, Elites and National Identity. In: Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Agnieszka; Uehling, Greta (Ed.). Migration and the Ukraine Crisis. Bristol: E-International Relations, 116−128.

Nizhnikau, R. (2017). ‘Empowerment of Domestic Stakeholders: From Outcome-oriented to Process-oriented Europeanization in the ENP Countries’, Sieglinde Gstöhl and Simon Schunz (Eds.) Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy (Routledge Studies in European Foreign Policy Series).

Sakwa, R. (2017). ‘The Russian Perspective on Global Order’, in Sergio Fabbrini and Raffaele Marchetti (eds), Still a Western World? Continuity and Change in Global Order (London, Routledge), pp. 100-111. [ISBN: 978-1-85743-870-3 (hbk); 978-1-31544-484-0 (ebk)].

Casier, T. (2016). Identities and images of competition in the shared neighbourhood: how EU and Russian foreign policies interact. In: Simao, L. and Piet, R. (Eds.) Security in Shared Neighbourhoods. Foreign policies of Turkey, Russia and the EU. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 13-34.

Ehin, P. (2016). European Parliament Elections in Estonia. In: Viola, Donatella (Ed.). Routledge Handbook of European Elections, 491−507. London: Routledge.

Hoffmann, T.; Makarychev, A. (2016). Russian Speakers in Estonia: Legal, (Bio)Political and Security Insights. In: Makarychev, A.; Yatsyk, A. (Ed.). Borders in the Baltic Sea Region – Suturing the Ruptures. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 147−173.

Makarychev, A. (2016). Stabilizing Dispersed Identities, or Why Politics Defines EU-Russia Disconnections? In: Andrey Makarychev, Alexandra Yatsyk (Ed.). Vocabularies of International Relations after the Ukraine Crisis. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd, 150−164.

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2016). Both In-between and Out: National Sovereignty and Cross-border Governmentality in Euro 2012 in Lviv. In: Bettina Bruns, Dorit Happ and Helga Zichner (Ed.). European Neighborhood Policy: Geopolitics between Integration and Security (93−114). London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (New Georgaphies of Europe).

Makarychev, A. and Alexandra Yatsyk (2016). Russia-EU Borderlands after the Ukraine Crisis: the Case of Narva. In: Gerhard Besier and Katarzyna Stokloza (Ed.). Neighborhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union to Eurasia? London and New York: Routledge, 100−115.

Merheim-Eyre, I. (2016) ‘Protecting citizens, securitising foreigners? Consular Affairs and the externalisation of EU internal security’ in Bossong, R. & Carrapico, H. (eds) EU borders and shifting internal security, Springer Press.

Nizhnikau, R. (2016). The Invisible Battlefield in the Belarusian Media Space: Fighting “Russkii Mir” from Within?, in Mikhail Suslov and Mark Bassin (eds.) Eurasia 2.0: Russian Geopolitics in the Age of New Media (Lexington Press).

Nizhnikau, R. (2016). Ice Hockey World Championship in Belarus: Political Context, in Andrey Makarychev and Aleksandra Yatsyk (eds.), Mega-Events in Post-Soviet Eurasia: Shifting Borderlines of Inclusion and Exclusion (Palgrave McMillan) (with Niko Alvari).

Pavlova, E. (2016). The Russian Federation and European Union against Corruption: A Slight Misunderstanding? In: David, Maxine; Romanova, Tatiana (Ed.). Modernisation in EU-Russian Relations: Past, Present and Future. Routledge Taylor & Francis Ltd, 130−140.

Casier, T. (2015). The EU and Russia. From a marriage of convenience to confrontation. In: Smith, M., Keukeleire, S. and Vanhoonacker, S. (Eds.) The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, Change and Challenges. Routledge, pp. 129-145.

Casier, T. (2015). National Level: How the EU and Russia Manage Their Unintended Impact on Their Common Neighbours. In: Obydenkova, A. and Libman, A. (Eds.) Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia. Ashgate, pp. 89-108.

Korosteleva, E., Van Gils, E. and Merheim-Eyre, I. (2016). ‘The Political’ and the ENP: rethinking the EU relations with the eastern region. in: Gstöhl, S. and Schunz, S. (eds). Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Korosteleva, E. (2015). The EU and its Eastern Neighbours: why ‘othering’ matters. In: Nicolaidis, K., Sebe, B. and Maas, G. (Eds.) Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies. Tauris, pp. 267-283.

Polischuk, L. I., Syunyaev, G. R. (2015). Property Rights Without Democracy: The Role of Elites’ Rotation and Asset Ownership. In: Dahlström, C. and Wängnerud, L. (Eds.) Elites, Institutions, and the Quality of Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 167-186.

Reports and policy briefs

Eiki Berg and Kristel Vits. The Do-or-Die Dilemma Facing Post-Soviet De Facto States, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 527, May 2018.

Makarychev, A. and A. Kazharski (2018). Europe in Crisis: “Old,” “New,” or Incomplete? PONARS Eurasia policy memo no. 515.

Morozov, V. (2017). Organic Tradition or Imperial Glory? Contradictions and Continuity of Russian Identity Politics. Russian Analytical Digest, 198, 6−9.

Casier, T., DeBardeleben, J., Guasti, P., Niemann, A., Romanova, T. (2016), Policy Report: EU-Russia Relations: Which Way Forward? [published in the framework of the Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group EU-Russia relations: Developing a transnational perspective], 20 p.

Kasekamp, A. (2016). Why Narva is not next. In: Anne-Sophie Dahl (Ed.). Baltic Sea Security (30−33). Copenhagen University Press. (Centre for Military Studies).

Korosteleva, E. (2016). The EU and Belarus: seizing the opportunity?. Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS), November 2016: 13epa.

LSE Ideas/Dahrendorf Forum Special Report (2016) ‘Avoiding a New ‘Cold War’’, C. Nitoiu (ed.), features chapters by: Tom Casier: Why the EU-Russia Strategic Partnership could not prevent a confrontation over Ukraine; Elena Korosteleva: EU-Russia Relations in the Context of the Eastern Neighbourhood; Richard Sakwa: External Actors in EU-Russia Relations: Between Norms and Space.

Makarychev, A., Braghiroli, S. (2016). “Russia “Understanders” in Europe: Discourses, Communication, Consequences“, PONARS-Eurasia Policy Memo No. 435.

Makarychev, A. (2016). The Limits to Russian Soft Power in Georgia. PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, 412.

Makarychev, A. (2016). The Crisis in Ukraine and the Baltic Sea Region: A Spillover of the Conflict? PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, 345.

Makarychev, A. (2016). Russia’s Neighborhood Policy: Conflictual Contexts and Factors of Change. In: Kristi Raik and Sinikukka Saari (Ed.). Key Actors in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood. Competing Perspectives on geostrategic tensions. Helsinki: Finnish Institute of International Affairs, 35-50.

Morozov, V. (2016). What Is the Meaning of “National” in the Russian Debate about the National Interest? PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, 414.

Dower P., Malkov, E., Polischuk, L. and Pyle, W. (2015). Costs and Benefits of Land Ownership: The Case of Russian Firms. Working papers by NRU Higher School of Economics. Series EC “Economics”. WP BRP 107/EC/2015.

Korosteleva, E. and et al. (2015). Reviewing the European Security Strategy in the eastern NeighbourhoodCEPI.

Korosteleva, E. and et al. (2015). Towards a new European Global Security Strategy: challenges and OpportunitiesGlobal Europe Centre, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent.

Korosteleva, E. (2015). EU-Russia relations in the context of the eastern neighbourhoodBertelsmann Stiftung policy paper.

Korosteleva, E. (2015). Moldova’s Focus Groups: widening a European Dialogue in MoldovaGlobal Europe Centre, University of Kent.

Morozov, V. (2015). Kazakhstan and the “Russian World”: Is a New Intervention on the Horizon? PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, 364.

Korosteleva, E., Casier, T. and Whitman, R. (2014). Building a Stronger Eastern Partnership: Towards an EaP 2.0. Global Europe Centre, University of Kent.