Vinsamlegast notið þetta auðkenni þegar þið vitnið til verksins eða tengið í það: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/22766
This thesis examines the possible construction of a European identity by viewing Russia as Europe’s “other”. The Ukraine Crisis has put Brussels on a collision course with Moscow as Russian involvement in the Ukraine Crisis has been heavily criticized by the European Union. After Russia’s decision to annex Crimea into the Russian state the European Union imposed tough economic sanctions on Russia only to receive similar sanctions in retaliation from Russia. For the last two decades, EU-Russian relations have deteriorated reaching an all time low in 2015. The aim of this thesis is to determine whether the European Union and its executives and important European political figures are using the Ukraine Crisis to form more unity within the European Union and reinforce European identity formation. A qualitative content analysis was conducted that indicated that neither EU executives nor European political leaders are using the Ukraine Crisis deliberately as a tool for identity construction.
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