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RUST2 Russian Politics and Foreign Policy 5 op
Organised by
Russian Studies

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is able to
-analyse Russia?s political system with the help of the dual state model
-identify the main political actors and explain their role in Russia?s political system
-outline the key objectives of post-Soviet Russia?s foreign policy and distinguish aspects of its continuity and change
-comprehend different interpretations of Russia?s role in contemporary international relations
-explain the main parameters of Russia?s economy and identify its strengths and weaknesses, in particular the role of energy, for its future development

Contents

The course presents Russia?s political system as the dual state model with the constitutional state and administrative regime. It also introduces the main actors in the legislative and executive power and civil society. Moreover, it provides an insight into the Russian foreign policy, including Russian's relations with Europe, and Russia's role in the contemporary international politics. Russia?s economy will be introduced with a particular focus on energy questions.

Possible topics include Russian political institutions, state, foreign policy, and role in contemporary international politics.

Teaching language

English, Finnish, Russian

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English
Study materials 

Mankoff, Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics, 2nd edition. Rowman & Littlefield 2011, 352pp. (2 ECTS)

AND

Sakwa, The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 2011, 418pp. (2 ECTS)

AND

Sutela, The Political Economy of Putin's Russia. Routledge 2012, 260pp.  (1 ECTS)

Option 3
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work  2 ECTS
In English
Written exam  3 ECTS
In English

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Russian Studies (Russian Studies)
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
2015–2016
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö