http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/wdr2017, pages 1-37 and 83-101
Brovkin, Vladimir N. (2003), Corruption in the 20th Century Russia, Crime, Law & Social Change 40: 195–230.
Heusala, Anna-Liisa (2013), Changes of Administrative Accountability in Russian Transitions, Review of Central and East European Law 38 (3-4): 267-293.
Kahn, Jeffrey (2006), The Search for the Rule of Law in Russia, 37 Georgetown Journal of International Law 37(2): 353-409.
Küpper, Herbert (2013), The Concept of Multilayered Statehood in the System of Russian Federalism, Review of Central and East European Law 38: 239-266.
Carrère d´Encausse, Hélène (1980), Confiscated Power: How Soviet Russia Really Works. Harper Row.
Pomeranz, William E. (2019), Law and the Russian State: Russia´s Legal Evolution from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin. Bloomsbury Academic.
Rowney, Don Karl and Huskey, Eugene (eds.) (2009), Russian Bureaucracy and the State: Officialdom from Alexander III to Vladimir Putin. Palgrave Macmillan.
The student acquires an ability to examine how the Russian government has developed in major historical transformations in relation to the liberal-democratic model of government. The student gains an understanding of current global indicators of governance, specifically focusing on good governance, the rule of law and corruption indicators, and Russia’s position in these global indicators. The student learns how the global indicators of governance are produced, disseminated and contested and what are the implications for understanding societal transformation and modernization processes in Russia. The student gains skills and knowledge to situate and analyse Russia´s governance trajectories in a global context.
Materials and the list of required literature will be provided in MOODLE course page.
The course will be based on lectures and assignments.
The assessment of the course is based on participation, producing essay(s) and in-class exam. The grading of the course is 0-5.
Compulsory for students in Master´s programme in Russian Studies. Optional for all students of University of Helsinki including exchange students.
Orientation to Russian Studies and Methods and Theories for students in Russian Studies Master´s programme.
Student identifies normative and ethical questions that are connected to global challenges. Student is able to relate different disciplinary based approaches to the topic. Student understands multi-/interdisciplinary approach in practice and is able to recognize different disciplinary approaches in the analysis norms and ethics in the context of Russia.
First year/period I or II.
This course takes a normative and ethical perspective asking “why?” questions, i.e. why global challenges of resilience and sustainability are imperative for all nations, including Russia.
List of required literature can be given in advance. Literature and other materials can be delivered in the course.
The course will be based on lectures and/or group work. The group work can be organised on the basis of problem-based learning.
The assessment of the course is based on participation and/or producing essay(s) and/or learning diary and/or group works. The grading of the course is 0-5.
Contact teaching. Compulsory attendance during the entire course.