2023-2024 Catalog

GOVT 225 Politics of Russia, the Other Post-Soviet States, and Eastern Europe

After a brief introduction to the political geography and history of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe before World War II, this course focuses on developments in this region during and after the Cold War. The final section of the course examines the post-1989/90 transition process toward democracy and a market economy in Russia, the other post-Soviet states, along with Central and Eastern Europe, including the Balkans.[GM2, SS, V, W]