Perception and Misperception in U.S.-Russian Relations

Author:
Black, Abigail, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia
Advisors:
Lynch, Allen, Department of Politics, University of Virginia
Urbanovich, Yuri, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia
Abstract:

The contemporary political relationship between the United States and Russia is a contentious one, the nature of which cannot be explained solely as the result of objective decision-making. Rather, many of the interactions that have taken place between the two in the last century and a half have operated based on subjective factors such as perception and ideological bias. This research explores major events in the history of Russian-American relations through the lens of constructivism and political psychology, in order to determine the extent to which perception has influenced the outcome of these events.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Russia, United States, perception, US foreign policy , international politics, US-Russian relations, constructivism, political psychology
Language:
English
Issued Date:
2019/05/15