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Postcommunist Politics and Society

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватели


Селиванова Галина Игоревна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical and empirical background for the study of the Postcommunist politics. It will cover a broad set of issues concerning Communism historical legacy; Postcommunist political institution - building and societal context of the Postcommunist political transformations .
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary theoretical and empirical background for the study of the Postcommunist politics
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student is introduced to Soviet politics and its legacy
  • Student is familiar with social and cultural conditions of postcommunist transformation
  • Student is familiar with institutional politics of postcommunist transformation
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Soviet politics and agenda for post communist transition
    Communist Politics – important legacies. Post-Communism and beyond: Agenda for Transition from Communist Rule.
  • Social and cultural conditions of postcommunist transformation
    Studying Post-Communist Political Culture. Postcommunist Civil Society and Beyond.
  • Institutional politics of postcommunist transformation
    Electoral Politics in Hybrid Regimes. Political Parties in post-communist states. Postcomminist Presidencies. Legislative Politics in Postcomminist States. Postcomminist Political Economy. Regional Politics in post-Communist states. Post-Communist Transition: Evaluation and Perspectives
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation in class discussions
  • non-blocking Group presentations
  • non-blocking Test
  • non-blocking Exam (essay)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.25 * Exam (essay) + 0.25 * Group presentations + 0.25 * Participation in class discussions + 0.25 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Fish, M. S. (1995). Democracy from Scratch : Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution. [N.p.]: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=74979
  • FOA, R. S., & EKIERT, G. (2017). The weakness of postcommunist civil society reassessed. European Journal of Political Research, 56(2), 419–439. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12182
  • Henry E. Hale. (2011). The Myth of Mass Russian Support for Autocracy: The Public Opinion Foundations of a Hybrid Regime. Europe-Asia Studies, (8), 1357. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2011.601106
  • McFaul, M., & Stoner-Weiss, K. (2008). The Myth of the Authoritarian Model. Foreign Affairs, 87(1), 68. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=f5h&AN=28018925
  • Øverland, I. (DE-588)140500413, (DE-627)618905391, (DE-576)318544962, aut. (2019). The GeGaLo index geopolitical gains and losses after energy transition Indra Overland, Morgan Bazilian, Talgat Ilimbek Uulu, Roman Vakulchuk, Kirsten Westphal. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.1680075861
  • Pepinsky, T. (2014). The Institutional Turn in Comparative Authoritarianism. British Journal of Political Science, (03), 631. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.cup.bjposi.v44y2014i03p631.653.00
  • Robert Horvath. (2011). Putin’s ‘Preventive Counter-Revolution’: Post-Soviet Authoritarianism and the Spectre of Velvet Revolution. Europe-Asia Studies, (1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2011.534299
  • Ross, C. (2005). Federalism and Electoral Authoritarianism under Putin. Demokratizatsiya, 13(3), 347–371. https://doi.org/10.3200/DEMO.13.3.347-372
  • Thomas Remington. (2008). Patronage and the Party of Power: President–Parliament Relations Under Vladimir Putin. Europe-Asia Studies, (6), 959. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668130802161215

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Andrei Shleifer, & Daniel Treisman. (2003). A Normal Country. Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.fth.harver.2019
  • Stephen White. (2011). Elections Russian-Style. Europe-Asia Studies, (4), 531. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2011.566423