POL 384. Postcommunist Russian Politics. 3 Credit Hours.

Examines the demise of the USSR and the tumultuous post-communist transition in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin and Medvedev. The foundations of state power, the political party system, civil society, petro-state capitalism, endemic corruption, current politics, and Russian nationalism are examined through the lens of western and Russian political science theories.
Prerequisite: POL 202.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.