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)/
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PSCI 0227

All Sections in Spring 2014

Spring 2014

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