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Магистерская программа «Сравнительная политика Евразии»

Russian Politics

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
6
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is aimed at studying the main aspects of the political development of Russia in the post-Soviet period. A wide range of topics of contemporary Russian politics are considered, the main of which are: institutional choice and state building, regime evolution, issues of federalism and regional politics, the party system, the economic foundations of Russian politics, social movements in contemporary Russia. These topics are studied in comparison with other countries of Eurasia in order to understand the general and special in the political development of Russia.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The main goal of the course is to analyze the logic of Russia's political development in a comparative perspective
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Active participation in discussions on seminars and work with literature on the class
  • Preparation of course-related texts and work with literature on the class
  • demonstrates a good knowledge about contemporary political processes in Russia
  • applies theories and concepts to analyze political processes in Russia and other countries of Eurasia
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Topic 1
  • Topic 2
  • Topic 3
  • Topic 4
  • Topic 5
  • Topic 6
  • Topic 7
  • Topic 8
  • Topic 9
  • Topic 10
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Participation
  • non-blocking Quizzes
  • non-blocking mid-term test
    A mid-term test is a multiple choice test that covers the first part of the course. It contains 10 questions, 1 point for each correct answer
  • non-blocking Final exam
    to pass exam each student has to submit an essay on the topic related to the course. The topic of an essay should be approved by instructor and submitted by student no later than two weeks before deadline. An essay should no less 3000 words, contain references, the literature list and conform standard requirements for academic texts - Introduction, Main part and Conclusion
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 2nd module
    0.4 * Final exam + 0.24 * Participation + 0.06 * Quizzes + 0.06 * Quizzes + 0.24 * mid-term test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Gelʹman, V. J. V. (DE-588)121498867, (DE-576)181761440, aut. (2015). Authoritarian Russia : analyzing post-Soviet regime changes / Vladimir Gel’man.
  • Gill, G. J., & Young, J. (2012). Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=441639
  • Michael McFaul. (2001). Russia’s Unfinished Revolution : Political Change From Gorbachev to Putin. Cornell University Press.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ronald F. Inglehart. (2017). Evolutionary Modernization Theory: Why People’s Motivations are Changing. Changing Societies & Personalities, (2), 136. https://doi.org/10.15826/csp.2017.1.2.010
  • Shleifer, A., & Treisman, D. (2005). A Normal Country: Russia After Communism. https://doi.org/10.1257/0895330053147949
  • White, S. (2011). Understanding Russian Politics. Cambridge eText.