Politics and Society in Post-Soviet States
Гилев Алексей Владимирович
- The course aims at forming a coherent knowledge of the recent political developments in the post-Soviet states through the lens of various conceptual and theoretical approaches
- evaluate arguments, present ideas and defend a theoretical position in relation to the topics covered
- explain political, economic and social developments in the post-Soviet states using concepts from political science theory
- show understanding of the political systems and societies of the post-Soviet states and their relationships with Russia, the EU and China
- Politics and society in post-soviet Kazakhstan
- Politics and society in post-soviet Ukraine
- Politics and society in post-soviet Belarus
- Politics and society in post-soviet Armenia
- Politics and society in post-soviet Azerbaijan
- Politics and society in post-soviet Georgia
- Politics and society in post-soviet Moldova
- Politics and society in post-soviet Kyrgyzstan
- Politics and society in post-soviet Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
- Formal and informal institutions in Post-Soviet states
- Regime dynamic in Post-Soviet states
- Regime dynamic in Post-Soviet states. Revolutions
- Reforms in Post-Soviet countries
- Property rights in Post-Soviet societies
- Managing elites in autocracies
- Soviet legacy and democratic values
- Nation building in Post-Soviet states
- Building peace in post-conflict societies
- In-Class participation
- Regular testsRegular tests aim at checking the knowledge about political development of post-soviet countries.
- Reaction paperStudent may choose one text in the seminar reading list and write a short response paper (1000 words). The paper should contain critical discussion of the argument of a chosen text. Student may refer to other relevant works.
- ExamA written examination, where student should answer two open questions from the whole course. The questions are based on the reading list for the classes and materials of lectures.
- 2021/2022 2nd module0.25 * Exam + 0.2 * Reaction paper + 0.25 * Regular tests + 0.3 * In-Class participation
- Allina-Pisano, J. (2008). The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village : Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth. Cambridge University Press.
- Beissinger, M. R. (2013). The Semblance of Democratic Revolution: Coalitions in Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. American Political Science Review, 3, 574.
- Bolkvadze, K. V. (DE-588)1209890712, (DE-627)1697809537, aut. (2020). To reform or to retain? politicians’ incentives to clean up corrupt courts in hybrid regimes Ketevan Bolkvadze.
- Darden, K., & Grzymala-Busse, A. (2006). The Great Divide: Literacy, Nationalism, and the Communist Collapse. https://doi.org/10.1353/wp.2007.0015
- Driscoll, J. R. (DE-588)1046906879, (DE-627)777297523, (DE-576)400219077, aut. (2015). Warlords and coalition politics in post-Soviet states Jesse Driscoll.
- Hale, H. E. . (DE-588)136496350, (DE-576)301049882. (2015). Patronal politics : Eurasian regime dynamics in comparative perspective / Henry E. Hale. New York, NY: Cambridge Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.419984909
- Hale, H. E. (2008). The Foundations of Ethnic Politics : Separatism of States and Nations in Eurasia and the World. Cambridge University Press.
- Krol, G. V. (DE-588)114759550X, (DE-627)1006346368, (DE-576)495886505, aut. (2021). Amending legislatures in authoritarian regimes power sharing in post-Soviet Eurasia Gerrit Krol.
- Lankina, T. V., & Libman, A. (2019). Soviet legacies of economic development, oligarchic rule, and electoral quality in Eastern Europe’s partial democracies: the case of Ukraine. LSE Research Online Documents on Economics.
- Linda J. Cook. (2007). Postcommunist Welfare States : Reform Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe. Cornell University Press.
- Lucan Way. (2015). Pluralism by Default : Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics. Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Markus, S. (2015). Property, Predation, and Protection : Piranha Capitalism in Russia and Ukraine. Cambridge University Press.
- Rosenfeld, B. V. (DE-588)1150654570, (DE-627)1010843362, (DE-576)497147580, aut. (2021). State dependency and the limits of middle class support for democracy Bryn Rosenfeld.
- Scott B. Radnitz. (2010). Weapons of the Wealthy : Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia. Cornell University Press.