PSCI 0227

Soviet & Russian Politics

Soviet and Russian Politics
This course seeks to introduce the student to a major phenomenon of 20th century politics, the rise and decline of the Soviet Union and the emergence of Russia as its successor state. The first part of the course provides an overview of key factors that influenced Russian and Soviet politics under communism, including history, economy, ideology, institutions of the communist party, and the role of political leadership from Lenin to Gorbachev. The second part surveys radical political and social transformations in the 1990s and analyzes Russia's struggle with the twin challenges of democratic and market reform under Yeltsin and Putin. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Comparative Politics)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
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Spring 2024

PSCI0227A-S24 Lecture
PSCI0227X-S24 Discussion
PSCI0227Y-S24 Discussion
PSCI0227Z-S24 Discussion

Spring 2023

PSCI0227A-S23 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S23 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S23 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S23 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2022

PSCI0227A-S22 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S22 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S22 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S22 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2020

PSCI0227A-S20 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S20 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S20 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S20 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2017

PSCI0227A-S17 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S17 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S17 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S17 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2016

PSCI0227A-S16 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S16 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S16 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S16 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2015

PSCI0227A-S15 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S15 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S15 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S15 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2014

PSCI0227A-S14 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S14 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S14 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S14 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2012

PSCI0227A-S12 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S12 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S12 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S12 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2011

PSCI0227A-S11 Lecture (Kraus)
PSCI0227X-S11 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Y-S11 Discussion (Kraus)
PSCI0227Z-S11 Discussion (Kraus)

Spring 2010

PSCI0227A-S10 Lecture (Kraus)

Spring 2009

PSCI0227A-S09 Lecture (Kraus)

Spring 2008

PSCI0227A-S08 Lecture (Kraus)

Spring 2007

PSCI0227A-S07 Lecture

Spring 2006

PSCI0227A-S06 Lecture (Kraus)

Spring 2005

PSCI0227A-S05 Lecture (Kraus)

Spring 2004

PSCI0227A-S04 Lecture (Kraus)