Putin's Russia: The History of Economic and Political Consolidation
The post-2000 decade examined as aftermath of political and economic turmoil and restructuring of the 1990s and as a period of consolidation of Russia's political and economic systems and business practices. Critically examines functioning of Russia's sovereign democracy, mechanisms of economic crime and corruption, radical political movements, and popular perceptions of democracy, capitalism, market and the West among Russian citizens. One course.
Course originates in History.