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Title: Reconfiguring dynamics of bordering/debordering in EU-Eastern neighbours’ relations: The EU as locus of resistance
Authors: Freire, Maria Raquel 
Keywords: European Union; Eastern partnership; Security; Resistance
Issue Date: 22-Mar-2024
Publisher: SAGE
Serial title, monograph or event: New Perspectives
Abstract: EU relations with its eastern neighbours have been pursued with the goal of building a ‘ring of friends’ contributing towards security and stability-building, through reforms’ implementation and the development of closer relations. This transformative agenda met, however, some criticism and resistance from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. Russia’s full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022 changed profoundly the setting for these relations, including the accession requests coming from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, along with the cut off of relations with Russia and Belarus. The implied debordering and rebordering dynamics taking place show the complexity of material and symbolic bordering practices. Through a critical border studies approach, this paper seeks to unpack these bordering dynamics and how they are reconfiguring the European space, arguing the EU has become locus of resistance for countries such as Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia assuring their European identity.
Description: OnlineFirst
ISSN: 2336-825X
DOI: 10.1177/2336825X241240984
Rights: openAccess
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