POL382 Contemporary Russian Politics
Module Convenor: Dr Ksenia Northmore-Ball
Description: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has experienced a number of dramatic political, social and economic changes which are by no means at an end. Its role as an international actor has also changed over time and frequently defied the expectations of its international allies and adversaries, as the Ukraine crisis of 2014 has demonstrated. This module aims to introduce students to the politics, government and foreign policy of Russia as they have developed since 1991 in order to allow students to analyse and assess the challenges Russia faces today and its complex role in contemporary geopolitics.
Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Literature Review – 1000 words (30%) Essay – 3000 words (70%)