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Kazimierz Poznanski
SISRE 418
Seattle Campus

Eastern Europe: the Political Economy of the Region

Focus on the classical command-type economy and the most recent economic and political transition in Eastern Europe. Analysis of current institutional reform, privatization, and trade relations.

Class description

To apply various political economy paradigms to capture the evolution of communist systems: their emergence, functioning, collapse and the follow-up transition to capitalism.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, linked to relevant readings.

Recommended preparation

Attend classes and keep up with the reading assignments.

Class assignments and grading

3 noncumulative tests, plus 1 research paper on an assigned topic.

Each test, 20 points; the paper, 20 points.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annamarie Berdick
Date: 04/03/2002