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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Fall 2008

REE 335 • Governments and Politics of Russia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45700 MWF
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
MEZ 1.306
Moser

Course Description

Upper division standing required. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Issues of nationalism and state-building facing Russia and its neighbors. Evaluation of the Post-Soviet experience from the perspectives of both domestic and foreign policy. Fulfills the basic Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies requirement in History, Economics, and Government. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of lower-division coursework in Government.

Grading Policy

3 Take home essays 20% each 2 Multiple choice exams 15% each Participation and quizzes 10%

Texts

Z. Barany and R. Moser (eds.), Russian Politics: Challenges of Democratization. M. McFaul, Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin. M. S. Fish, Democracy Derailed in Russia. A course packet containing the readings marked by an asterisk (*) will be available at Paradigm Copies.

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