PSC/IR 271 Russia and Eastern Europe: Politics and International Relations

Political Science Field: Comparative Politics, International Relations
International Relations Track: Global Security (A), Political Economy and Development (B), Governance of Nations (C)
This course is archived. It will not be offered again.

Randall Stone
Spring 1999

For the small countries of Eastern Europe, politics has always taken place in the shadow of larger actors, and continues to be decisively influenced by events beyond national borders. Meanwhile, the dramatic shifts in international affairs in the last century had their origins in domestic upheavals, often in Russia. The course will survey the politics and international relations of the region in the second half of the twentieth century, devoting roughly equal attention to the Cold War and post-Cold War periods.