20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides an overview of the historical changes that have affected Russian society since the introduction of the Gorbachev reform programme in 1985. This includes the dramatic economic, political, demographic, institutional and ideological changes that have occurred in the period. Attention will also be paid to the international context in which these changes have taken place, leading to an analysis of the interaction between domestic and international factors that have shaped and continue to shape Russian society today.

Staff Contact: Professor Craig Brandist
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study, Screenings
Assessment: Course work, 30% formative essay; 10% student presentation

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