Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2304Y1Y L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL422Y1Y L0101

Topics in Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics


In the first term, the seminar will address government, law and politics in post-Soviet Russia, including constitutional development, courts, business disputes, crime, and corruption. In the second term, we will explore nationalities issues: interpretations of nationalities policies in the Soviet Union; role of ethnonationalism in disintegration of the Soviet state; role of ethnonationalism in state building and interstate relations in the successor states.

Format and Requirements

Students will be expected to complete a major paper. Each student will also be responsible for oral presentations to the seminar.