Course Syllabi / Recommended Reading

 


The Politics of Post-Soviet Russia, Political Science 369, Spring 2014

This course analyzes the political, economic, and foreign policy revolutions that shook Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Jordan Gans-Morse, Northwestern University


Transitions to the Market, Political Science 612, Spring 2014

This course provides an overview of the political economy of postcommunism.

Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nondemocratic Politics, Political Science 948, Fall 2014

This course is on the literature of nondemocratic politics, an important and growing literature in political science and economics.

Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Postcommunist Politics, Political Science 949, Fall 2009

This course is an overview of the politics of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Government and Politics of Russia, Political Science 2366-10-86770, Fall 2014

This course is on the driving forces behind Russian politics, in particular how Russia’s political system really works and how its experience relates to that of other countries.

Henry E. Hale, George Washington University


Russian and Soviet Politics, Political Science 329, Winter 2015

This course is on the transformation of the post-Soviet Russian state (and offers a broad introduction to Russian politics).

Juliet Johnson, McGill University


Nationalism, Political Science 2338.10, Spring 2015

This course is on the causes and the political effects of nationalism.

Harris Mylonas, George Washington University

Nation-Building in the Balkans, Political Science 6362.10, Spring 2015

This course covers the historical knowledge on the region, an overview of “unfinished business,” and various nation-building policies over the 19th and 20th centuries.

Harris Mylonas, George Washington University

Nationalism and Nation-Building, Political Science 8388.80, Fall 2014

The course is on the emergence of nationalism across the world, and the background knowledge and tools with which to evaluate them.

Harris Mylonas, George Washington University


Soviet, Russian, and Post-Soviet Politics, Political Science 122, Fall 2015

This course is on the Soviet Union, and the statesthe Russian Federation (Russia) and 14 others – that were formed from its collapse.

Oxana Shevel, Tufts University


Security Issues in Russia and Eurasia, International Affairs 6338.10, Spring 2015

This course is on regional security issues in post-Soviet Eurasia, with a focus on the relationships between three sets of interactions: between Russia and other post-Soviet states; Russia and external actors; and other post-Soviet states and external actors.

Cory Welt, George Washington University

History and Politics of the Caucasus, International Affairs 6338.12, Fall 2015

This course addresses the history and politics of the Caucasus (i.e., the South Caucasus), as well as select economic and security issues.

Cory Welt, George Washington University

Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia, International Affairs, International Affairs 6338.12, Fall 2014

This course is on comparative politics and state building in the non-Russian successor states of the USSR – a region often referred to as post-Soviet Eurasia.

Cory Welt, George Washington University


 

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