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2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 337WX - Post Soviet Politics

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the politics of the post-Soviet states with a specific emphasis on the politics of the Russian Federation (Russia). It is divided into the following five unequal parts: 1) Authoritarian Persistence; 2) Soviet Collapse; 3) Post-Soviet State-building; 4) Political Institutions and Behavior; 5) The Politics of the Economic Transition. Each of the five parts of the course investigates key issues in the study of post-Soviet politics as well as important concerns for the political science sub-discipline of comparative politics more broadly.  Note: Writing Intensive (W) and Civilizations & Cultures Course (X).