Political Changes in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Professor:
Department:
International programs
Program:
IMARES; IMARES Plus
Semester:
Spring 2022
Credits:
6

The course is focused on the emergence and development of political systems of post-Soviet countries within the context of regime changes and state-building. Starting with the Soviet system and collapse of the Soviet Union as a point of departure, the course traces making and unmaking of major political institutions in these newly-established states by examining the impact of various legacies of the past and the role of domestic and international political and economic actors.

Special attention is devoted to patterns of political continuity and changes during the wave of so-called “color revolutions” and their aftermath. We will also discuss more recent developments with regards to the current crisis over Ukraine and the role of Russia.

 

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