Title: Post-Communist Democracies (790:381:D1)

Instructor: Kelly Clancy

Instructor's Email: Kelly.A.Clancy@gmail.com

Days, Times, Location: MTWTH 1:30-4:25 PM, FH-A5

Office Hours: TBA

Synopsis: This class will examine the democratization process in Central and Eastern Europe. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, countries have followed remarkably different paths as they have undergone cultural, political, and economic transitions. We will use these variables to understand the different outcomes in countries across the region. The first part of the course will focus on life and politics inside these countries under communism. The second part will study the transitions to democracy. The third part will explore the current state of the post-communist countries.