This module is intended as an analytical survey course that introduces students to scholarly debates about contemporary Russia. It aims at developing a comprehensive analytical toolkit required for understanding the various patterns and dynamics in Russian politics, state and society. The module is motivated by the growing prominence of ‘the Russian challenge’ issue in contemporary global political debates and is structured around a series of questions that allow for exploring commonly used explanatory variables as well as key issue areas structuring public and scholarly debates on Russia.
*Please note that module content is indicative and is subject to change year to year.
Dr Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
One hour lecture, one hour seminar over ten weeks
Module assessment - more information
Attendance and Participation (10%); Discussion Board - current events (15%); 2 Quizzes (25% x 2); Op-Ed piece (1000 words) (25%)