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Contemporary Russia: Identities, Transformations and Conflicts (6 points)


Leader: Pete Lentini

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit identifies the major political and social developments in the former Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation from 1985 to the present and attempts to seek patterns of continuity, contradiction and departure within them. The teaching matter addresses developments in the late Soviet - especially the Gorbachev period - and the contemporary political institutions, civil society actors, competing visions of Russia's development and national identity, and social and cultural issues that have influenced Russia's post-communist development.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 67% + A seen exam (equivalent to 1500 words): 33%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: First-year sequence in Politics

Prohibitions: PLT3340

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