POLI 4491 Russian Politics (Spring: 3 )
This course examines contemporary Russian Politics from a comparative historical perspective. It seeks to explain the persistence of authoritarianism in Russia Politics. The topics examined include: the role of leadership with comparisons of Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin; the dilemmas of state and nation building after the Soviet collapse; and, Russia’s sometimes cooperative and sometimes contentious relations with its neighbors and the West.
Instructor(s): Gerald Easter
Last Updated: 31-Jan-17