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After the course, students will be able to understand key turning points in Russian domestic and security politics.

Learning outcomes for the course

The course is divided into three distinct sections: introduction, substantive topics and the case-studies section that will be build on the basis of problem-based learning.

After the course, students will be able to understand key turning points in Russian domestic and security politics. This includes understanding of Russia’s role as part of global world (conceptual and idiosyncratic nuances) as well as the effects of Soviet collapse felt today in different spheres of Russian politics and society. Students will be able to apply this knowledge in the analysis of the current developments in Russia. Moreover, students are able to contextualize developments in Russian politics (domestic and foreign policy) with the global trends.

Core content: key drivers of Russian domestic politics, theoretical framework of analyzing Russia’s domestic developments; Russia’s security political interests and main methods of achieving them; historical and situational factors affecting Russia’s foreign and security political thinking.

Enrol
13.8.2019 at 09:00 - 2.9.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 2.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Fri 6.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 9.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 13.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 16.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 20.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 23.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 27.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 30.9.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 4.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 7.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 11.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 14.10.2019
12:15 - 13:45
Fri 18.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45

Description

Compulsory for students in Russian Studies Master´s programme. The course is available only for the students of Russian Studies Master´s programme.

Orientation to Russian Studies, Methods and Theories; Module Global Processes in Russia minimum 50% of the module must be done.

Optional studies can be defined on the basis of the topic and students personal study plan.

Student is able to recognize and relate different concepts and approaches embedded in the study of security and power. Student is able to analyze development and changing conceptualisations of security and power. Student is able to relate and analyse different periods of change and continuities. Student is able to analyze decision-making and implementation processes in Russia. Student is able to analyze development of institutions in Russia.

First year/period III or IV or 2nd year period I or II.

Course can consist of different parts with multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approach.

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.