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POLI 4491 Russian Politics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

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.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Gerald Easter

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 31-Jan-17