GOVT-613 Post-Soviet Russian Policy
Offered academic year 2010-2011
The seminar will focus on the process of building a market economy in Russia (and secondarily in the other countries of the Former Soviet Union). Topics to be discussed during the semester will include: the Russian stock market, evasion, crime and the legal system, Russian privatization and entrepreneurship, etc. No prior background in economics or the Russian economy is assumed. The seminar's second aim is to explore the growing range of research materials available in Russia through printed and electronic sources. Students will be asked to read in Russian and to base a 30-page seminar paper on Russian-language sources. Minimum background in Russian necessary for the seminar: three years. [Comparative Government]
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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