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Evolving regional values and mobilities in global contexts

The emergence of new (Eur-)Asian regions and dialogues with Europe


Edited By Pierre Chabal, Yann Alix and Kuralay Baizakova

This book analyses the gradual fusion of Europe and Asia into a Eurasian dynamic combining institutional and identity aspects. The seventh in a series of Europe–Asia conferences covering regime dynamics, cooperation policies, regional competition, the limits of regions, mutual understanding and cross-border exchanges, it shows that Eurasian continental developments are outgrowing sub-region designations such as Western Europe, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Central Asia.

Ten years ago, before the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), regional dynamics seemed clearly delineated, especially with inter-state groupings mapping out space – the EU, the ASEAN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) – and organisations overseeing pan-continental competition such as the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building in Asia (CICA), the Eurasian Economic Union, etc. Today, the less institutional and more macro-economic scheme of an infrastructure and transport network coined as "China’s BRI" changes the research environment.

Gathering about thirty scholars from a dozen Eurasian countries, this book contains views from East Asia (Mongolia, China), Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan), Western Europe (France, Belgium), Eastern Europe (Poland, Romania, Hungary, Turkey) and the Caucasus (Azerbaijan). Asia and Europe can no longer be understood except as Eurasian sub-entities. Multi-dimensionally, the book draws from history, international economic relations, politics, geography, economics, cultural studies, public and private law, business studies, peace and conflict studies, public administration, and even literary criticism to tackle the question: what is Eurasia?

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Aliya Akatayeva (International Relations), Candidate of History of International Relations, is Associate Professor and Head of the Social Studies Department at Satbayev University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Main research interests: international relations, Kazakhstan foreign policy, international organizations, the SCO, education.

Yann Alix (Geography), PhD Dr from Concordia and Caen universities in transport geography. Since 2011, scientific director & general delegate of SEFACIL Foundation (affiliated to the Foundation de France) and Senior Manager at Abington Advisory. Research interests: global value chain strategies, Russia-China geopolitical relations, future maritime networks including the Arctic.

Kunipa Ashinova (Philological Science and Cultural Studies), PhD Dr professor, director of Foreign Languages Training Center in Ablai Khan University of IR and World Languages, Almaty. Research interests: how individuals learn, processes of research methods and statistics, educational psychology, technologies for students to learn and overcome difficulty in studies.

Gulnara Baikushikova (International Relations), Doctor PhD, Acting Associate Professor of al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Main research interests: Kazakhstan’s foreign policy, Central Asian studies, bilateral relations, education for sustainable development, educational migration.

Kuralay Baizakova (History of International Relations), Doctor of History of International Relations, Professor of al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Director of Institute for Security Issues and Cooperation, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Main research interests: International and regional security, Security cooperation, Regional integration, European integration, Cooperation between CA and the European Union.

Zhulduz Baizakova (International Relations), Candidate of History of International Relations, Associate Professor of al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Main research interests:...

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