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Магистерская программа «Сравнительная политика Евразии»

Politics and Society in the South Caucasus

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3, 4 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course explores politics and society in the South Caucasus region. It aims to provide students with nuanced understanding of political and societal transformations in three countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. While the course programme is mostly focused on the contemporary period, it will also touch upon historic period of the Russian Empire and the USSR. Key themes of the programme are: existing conceptualisations of the region; state building and state fragility; Russian/Soviet legacies; ethnicity, nationhood, nation building and nationalism; (ethnic) conflict and conflict resolution; role of gender, family, religion, formal and informal networks and institutions in state-society relations; good governance and democracy promotion, its effect on the political regimes and its limitations; regional integration projects, key factors and possible integration formats. The course will help students to acquire knowledge on the nature of state, politics and society in South Caucasus, and develop critical thinking on variations in and drivers of political, economic, social and cultural transformations in this part of the world.