Title: Topics in World Politics: The Soviet System and Post-Soviet Russia (790:369:01) Instructor: Marina Mikhaylova
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TTh 3:55-5:15 PM HCK-213 D/C
Office hours: TBA

Synopsis:  The course will examine political, socio-economic and cultural aspects of the Soviet socialist system.  The course will consider the operation of the Soviet political machinery, Soviet ideology, and political rivalries among the elites, as well as the regime’s effects on everyday life.  We will also explore the ways in which Soviet legacies shape contemporary Russian society and politics.