Tales of the world – For a historical and political analysis of Ukraine’s predicament

Where do things come from and where do they go?

For an in-depth historical and political analysis of Ukraine’s current predicament:

Liminality in international relations – the cases of Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. (Ukraine case study: pages 241-335)

Enjoy, Ruxandra Stoicescu

This comparative study focuses on liminal entities on the international scene, examining their self-understanding in relation to a core entity and civilisation of which they wish to become recognised members. It looks at the relations between Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the European Union. More specifically, it unpacks the geopolitical images, which were used by political elites in these countries in order to represent them. The analysis concludes that the European Union is note the only entity producing liminal spaces around it, and that liminality is a useful lens in understanding the interstices of the Self/Other nexus in identity negotiation processes.