M Jane Meyerding
Reading and discussion of selected works of major importance in interdisciplinary international studies. Restricted to majors in International Studies.
This course will be taught by Tatiana Vorozheikina, a visiting professor from Russia. Here is her description of the course:
Economic Liberalization and Political Democratization in Latin America and Russia The implications of economic liberalization on political development and the influence of political developments on economic reforms. The comparative study of market transitions and their social consequences, which factors strengthen the democratic institutions and which aggravate authoritarian trends. Special attention to the social consequences of economic liberalization and its political implications. This is an interdisciplinary course and students are expected to combine the methodology of comparative politics with that of economics and sociology. By comparing the contemporary Russian situation with those in Latin America, we can study some general interactions of economic liberalization and political democratization and place Russian developments into the international context.
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