POLS 366: Politics of Russia and Eurasia
Spring 2006


Instructor
:                          Laman Rzayeva
Meeting time and place:    NIU Rockford campus, room #100
 E-Mail:                              lrzayeva@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Course description/objectives.

 

 The first objective of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the politics of the newly emerging states of Eurasia, namely, countries, which used to be parts of the Soviet Union. While the main focus of this course will be Russian politics, there also will be discussion of the other fourteen former Soviet republics and relations among these states. The course is divided into four units. The first unit discusses the geography and climate of the region. The second focuses on the political and economic history of the Soviet Union. Special attention is given to the legacies of the Tsarist and Soviet periods. The third unit will focuses on the politics of contemporary Russia. The final unit will survey of recent political developments and problems in some of the other Eurasian States.

 

As most of you are aware, Russia and the other Eurasian states are now undergoing a period of rapid and profound change. The course will address these ongoing changes. That is why students will be required to keep themselves in the course of the most recent political developments in these countries by reading news (there will be news discussions in the class, where all students are encouraged to participate) and by keeping the assigned Journal. The second course objective is to help students develop their abilities to think and argue logically both orally and in writing. The course thus presents numerous opportunities for class participation. In addition to the news discussions, students will be required to make presentation of the additional (to the required for everybody) readings, assigned to them.  Besides, students will be required to write two short papers on topics of their choice. Details about all these assignments are provided below.

 

As much as the professor would like each of you to dedicate your lives to the study and analysis of Russian politics, this is not likely. Realistically, therefore, the opportunities the class offers you to develop your analytical and communication skills may be its greatest benefit to you. The professor recognizes that students come to this course with extremely varied backgrounds and majors. Some will undoubtedly bring to the course extensive background in political science, while others will have extensive knowledge of Russian area studies. Thus the professor will not presume any specialized background knowledge. However, the professor will gladly assist any students who wish to pursue additional reading or research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required/recommended texts.

 

 It should soon become apparent that the lectures are not a mere reiteration of the readings. The readings and lectures are presented as complementary (and only sometimes overlapping) sources of information. Lecture notes will be available from the website, which will be given in the class.

 

Readings from the following texts have been assigned as specified in the course outline. They are available at both the Village Commons and the Holmes Student Center Bookstores.

 

  • Thomas F. Remington, Politics in Russia, 3d ed., New York, NY: Pearson Longman, 2004.
  • Daniel R. Kempton & Terry D. Clark, eds., Unity or Separation: Center-Periphery Relations in the Former Soviet Union, New York, Praeger Publishers, 2002. (recommended).

 

The following seven cases have been assigned. These are short readings and can also be purchased in either the bookstore. Copies of each case will also be placed on reserve at the library.

 

  • Summit or Standoff: Responding to Lithuania's Bid for Independence (KSG C16-91-1092.0)
  • Elena Kotova and the Moscow Privatization Agency (KSG C16-92-1141)
  • The August Coup: Part A (KSG C16-92-1147-0)
  • Northern Territories Controversy (Pew Case #364)
  • Up in Arms: Russian Rockets Sales for India (Pew 99-N)
  • From Russia to Kaliningrad: The Case of Russian Transit Rights through Lithuania. (Pew 370-96N)
  • After the Empire: Estonia and Russia Negotiate Borders and Citizenship (Pew 474-99-N)
  • In addition, every week there will be assigned academic journal articles. All articles are available from one of the following NIU Library Political Science databases: JSTORE, Project MUSE, Article First.

 

News

 

Each Week students are required to read at least two stories about Russian and Eurasian politics.  For the news sources students are encouraged to search Academic Universe from the university online data base (http://www.niulib.niu.edu:2450/polisci.cfm, how to search it will be shown in the class).  Other good news sources are:

 

Regional news

CNN—Europe

NY Times—Europe

Washington Post—Europe

BBC—Europe

RFE/RL NewsLine

EurasiaNet

WPS Media Monitoring Agency

 

Armenia

http://www.asbarez.com/

http://www.azg.am/?lang=EN

 

Azerbaijan

http://www.azerinews.com/

http://www.bakutoday.net/cat.php?h=2

 

Belarus

http://www.belta.by/engnews.nsf

 

Estonia

http://www.baltictimes.com/

http://www.topix.net/world/estonia

 

Georgia

http://www.civil.ge/eng/

http://www.geotimes.ge/

 

Kazakhstan

http://eurasia.org.ru/index_en.shtml

 

Kyrgyzstan

http://www.khabar.kz/eng/

 

Latvia

http://www.baltictimes.com/

http://www.topix.net/world/latvia

http://www.latvianews.com/

 

Lithuania

http://www.baltictimes.com/

http://www.topix.net/world/lithuania

http://www.penki.lt/news.aspx?Lang=EN

 

Moldova

http://www.azi.md/en.html

 

Russia

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington Gazeta
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Moscow Times
The President of Russia
Russia Journal Daily
Russian News and Information Agency Novosti
St. Petersburg Times
Vladisvostok News

 

Tajikistan
Eurasia.net
Tajikistan

 

Turkmenistan
Eurasia.net—Turkmenistan

 

Ukraine
ForUm
Kyiv Post
Ukraine Today

 

Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan National News Agency
Uzreport

 

 

 

Writing assignments.

 

News Journal.

 

To learn more about contemporary developments in the former Soviet Union, each student will be expected to keep a journal of the news, that summarizes recent political developments in Eurasia.

 

Each week in their journals students will be expected to write entries for three major news articles dealing with politics of Russia or any Eurasian country covered in this course. Articles can be taken from any of the above-mentioned news sources. Make sure to specify source of your article, author and date in each journal entry. Not properly cited journal entries will be downgraded.

 

Each entry should cover different country.  These entries should include a brief summary of the basic development, but should primarily consist of the student’s assessment of the implications of these developments. 

 

For example, what do these developments mean for that country’s future political stability or for democracy, how would they affect their relations with Russia, or the US or other powerful neighbors?  Do you agree with the policy being undertaken?  What is basic argument of the author? Does author provide enough evidence to support that argument? Do you find argument convincing?

 

Each entry should be approximately one page in length double spaced and standard fonts and margins (no jumbo or minute text) and can tie together multiple "related" articles. Journal articles should be cited in text by date, for example (www.gazeta.ru, 6 January 2004).  Direct quotes must be placed in quotes. Journal entries may not be taken verbatim from the text.

 

In total, students are expected to type and submit journal entries for the first ten academic weeks of the semester (assuming that first week starts on February 4, 2006).

 

Each entry is worth of 1 point, which equals to 1 percent of the total grade. In sum, students should submit 20 journal entries, and their grade from journals will constitute 20% of their total grade. Late journals will be downgraded (five points will be extracted for each late of delay).

 

 

Journals are due on March 25, 2006.

 

 

Short papers.

 

In addition to the journal, students are required to write two short papers. Both papers should be 10-15 word-processed pages long (font: Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point, double-spaced, 1 inch margins). Both papers are due on  April 22, 2005. Late papers will be downgraded (5 points will be subtracted  from grade of each paper for each day after deadline).

 

Papers are worth 25 points each (50% of the total course grade).

 

Difference between papers is not in their organization/format, but in their topic. First short paper should cover any topic about the one of the problems of the post-Soviet Russia (from 1991 till now). Second short paper should cover any non-Russian former Soviet republic from 1991 till now.

 

Topic chosen for the essay should be related to the social, military, economic, environmental, gender issues, international relations of specific governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations and any ethnic/cultural/religious groups of the selected country.

 

Papers can refer to the Internet materials, but should rely on the academic material (books and articles from the academic journals and relatively neutral newspapers). Papers written on the base of one source or on the base of the electronic (Internet) material will not be accepted.

 

For their research papers students can benefit from the attached list of the “Selected Bibliography”, list of articles for discussion, as well as from any other academic material (books and articles).

 

All papers should be cited properly and include bibliography list. It can be done in any of the accepted formats (Chicago style, MLA, etc). Here is a list of the web sites with useful advices how to write a better research paper and what are requirements of the different writing styles. Students are strongly encouraged to give a look at them:

 

Web sites about writing a paper (how to chose a topic, how to organize paper, how to present your argument, how to quote, etc.):

 

http://www.charleslipson.com/How-to-write-a-thesis.htm:

http://www.dushkin.com/online/study/dgen2.mhtml

http://www.umuc.edu/prog/ugp/ewp_writingcenter/writinggde/welcome.shtml

http://www.aresearchguide.com/1steps.html

http://www.aresearchguide.com/

http://library.ust.hk/serv/skills/libskill.html

http://library.uwf.edu/Tutorials/other_resources/writing_research_papers.htm

 

Web sites about different citation styles:

http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/mla/index.shtml

http://www.acts.twu.ca/lbr/research_essays.htm

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/cmosfaq/tools.html

http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citation.htm

 

 

Students are encouraged to discuss their topic with instructor. The best way to do it would be in the form of one-or two pages long (for each paper) research paper proposal, where student would specify which topic s/he is going to explore, how s/he is going to approach it, and which sources will be used (in form of preliminary bibliography). Proposals will not be graded, but will be returned with detailed comments. Students can e-mail their proposals and expect an answer within two-three days.

 

Each paper should contain the following:

  • Start with the problem, which you want to study. What is a problem? What is interesting and important about this problem?
  • Who are major actors involved in that problem? What are their objectives, goals and role in the solution of this problem? What are their options for the solution of this problem? What are advantages and disadvantages of each option?
  • At what stage of the solution is this problem? Are you happy with development of the events? Why yes or why no? Which solution would you propose and why?
  • Make sure to state clearly your argument and to present a causal chain, like: this is a problem I want to explain and these are factors I will use for explanation. Describe your causal chain, show how factors (which you selected) explain your problem, and explain why did you select those particular factors.
  • Make sure to present evidence for your arguments. If you state something, prove it, refer to the specific sources of information. Also consider alternatives, think, how any disconfirming evidence would fit into your explanation.

 

 

 

 

 

Plagiarism Statement

 

 "The attempt of any student to present as his or her own work that which he or she has not produced is regarded by the faculty and administration as a serious offense. Students are considered to have cheated if they copy the work of another during an examination or turn in a paper or an assignment written, in whole or in part, by someone else. Students are guilty of plagiarism, intentional or not, if they copy material from books, magazines, or other sources or if they paraphrase ideas from such sources without acknowledging them. Students guilty of, or assisting others in, either cheating or plagiarism on an assignment, quiz, or examination may receive a grade of F for the course involved and may be suspended or dismissed from the university." Northern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.

 

Participation

 

Participation grade reflects student’s presence as well as participation. Presence is accessed through number of absences, which, because of the limited number of class meetings, account for 20 percent of the total course grade. For each one (1) absence, attendance grade will be decreased by one (1) letter.  

 

Participation also will be accessed though weekly short (10-15 minutes) presentations of the material, which will be assigned to the students in the previous class (one article, see “Course schedule with articles”). In their presentations students are expected to summarize material, present basic argument of the article, underline points, which they have found particularly interesting and contributing to the topic of that day lecture. Presentations account for 10 percent of the total course grade. List of articles from which students will be able to choose for their presentations is attached.

 

Statement Concerning Students with Disabilities

 

 Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, NIU us committed to making reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Those students with disabilities that may have some impact on their coursework and for which they may require accommodations should notify the Center for Access-Ability Resources (CAAR) on the fourth floor of the Health Services Building. CAAR will assist students in making appropriate accommodations with course instructors. It is important that CAAR and instructors be informed of any disability-related needs during the first two weeks of the semester.

 

Department of Political Science Web Site

 

Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to consult the Department of Political Science web site on a regular basis. This up-to-date, central source of information will assist students in contacting faculty and staff, reviewing course requirements and syllabi, exploring graduate study, researching career options, tracking department events, and accessing important details related to undergraduate programs and activities. To reach the site, go to http://polisci.niu.edu

 

 

 

Extra Points

 

Extra points are points which will be added to the total grade for some additional work done for this course and are designed to reward students willing to work harder during the semester. Extra points can be earned by writing a very short, 2-3 double-spaced pages long, paper on any of the articles, listed in the attached list for weekly presentations but NOT assigned to anyone.

 

In their for-extra-credit papers students should summarize basic argument of the article, and provide commentary: which evidence does author use to support this argument, is that evidence enough, does student find argument convincing, does student agree with author or not and why?

 

Each short paper will be worth 4 points. Students can e-mail their short papers for extra credit to instructor.

 

Communication

 

Keeping in mind limited number of days of class meeting, students are strongly encouraged to e-mail instructor any possible question in regard to the course requirements, readings, assignment, or anything else course-related.

 

 

Course requirements, due dates and grades

 

Requirements

Due date

Percent of total course grade

Number of absences

N/A

20 percent

Presentation

N/A

10 percent

20 Journals

March 25, 2006

20 percent

Short papers 1 & 2

April 22, 2006

25*2=50 percent

 

 

Total=100 percent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS to Relevant Sites:

 

Gazeta Online (http://www.gazeta.ru/english/)

GazetaSNG, General CIS News (http://eng.gazetasng.ru/)

(Itar Tass, News Agency (http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/)

Moscow News, Weekly Online (http://www.mn.ru/english/)

Moscow Times Online (http://www.themoscowtimes.com/indexes/01.html)

Pravda Online (not affiliated with the Communist Party) (http://english.pravda.ru/)

RIA-Novosti, State Run News Agency (http://en.rian.ru/rian/index.cfm)

Russian Government (http://www.gov.ru/index.html)

Russian Political Weekly, for US Radio Liberty (http://www.rferl.org/rpw/)

http://www.redeemer.on.ca/academics/polisci/courses_cis.html

http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/const/constit.html

BBC World News (www.bbc.co.uk)

Christian Science Monitor (www.csmonitor.com)

CNN Breaking News (www.cnn.com)

The Times (London) (www.the-times.co.uk)/news/pages/

New York Times (www.nytimes.com)

Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com )

Maps of Russia and Eurasia (www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/commonwealth.html)

Transitions Online (www.tol.cz)

RIA Novosti  (http://en.rian.ru)

Mosnews  (www.mosnews.com)

Pravda  (http://english.pravda.ru)

Russia Journal (www.russiajournal.com)

Moscow Times (www.themoscowtimes.com)

St. Petersburg Times (www.sptimes.ru )

http://www.cesww.fas.harvard.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Schedule

 

February 4, 2006

1 PM – 4 PM

 

1:00 - 2:25

2:25 - 2:35 break

2:35 - 4:00

 

 

1:00 – 2:25

Introduction and Distribution of Course Syllabus

 

2:35  - 4:00

The Geography and Climate of Eurasia

Remington, Preface and Chapter 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 18, 2006

9 AM – 4 PM

 

9:00 - 10:30

10:30 – 10:45 break

10:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:45 big break

12:45 - 2:15

2:15 – 2:30 break

2:30 – 4:00

 

 

9 – 10:30

History of Russia and Eurasia

Tsarist Period

Remington, Chapter 2

 

10:45 - 12:15

History of Russia and Eurasia

The Soviet Economic System

Remington, Chapter 3

 

12:45 – 2:15

The Soviet Political System

The Communist Party

Remington, Chapter 6

 

2:30 – 4:00

The Soviet Political System

The Soviet State and its collapse.

Remington, Chapter 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 4, 2006

9 AM – 4 PM

 

9:00 - 10:30

10:30 – 10:45 break

10:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:45 big break

12:45 - 2:15

2:15 – 2:30 break

2:30 – 4:00

 

 

9 – 10:30

Case #3 The August Coup

 

10:45 – 12:15

Case #1 Summit or Standoff: Regarding Lithuania’s Bid

 

12:45  - 2:15

Case #2 Elena Kotova and the Moscow Privatization Agency

 

2:30 – 4:00

Russia

The Executive

Kempton and Clark, Chapters 8&14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 25, 2006

9 AM – 4 PM

 

NEWS JOURNALS ARE DUE!

 

 

9:00 - 10:30

10:30 – 10:45 break

10:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:45 big break

12:45 - 2:15

2:15 – 2:30 break

2:30 – 4:00

 

 

9:00 – 10:30

Russia

The Legislative Branch

Remington, Chapter 8

 

10:45 – 12:15

Russia

The Judicial Branch (and the Bureaucracy)

 

12:45 – 2:15

Russia

The Politics of Federalism

Kempton and Clark , Chapters 1, 2, & 4

 

2:30 – 4:00

Russia

The Politics of Federalism (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 8

9 AM – 4 PM

 

9:00 - 10:30

10:30 – 10:45 break

10:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:45 big break

12:45 - 2:15

2:15 – 2:30 break

2:30 – 4:00

 

 

9:00 – 10:30

Russia

Russian Foreign Policy

Remington, Chapter 9

 

10:45 – 12:15

Russia

Russian Foreign Policy (continued)

 

 

12:45 – 2: 15

Case #4 Northern Territories Controversy

 

2:30 – 4:00

Case #5  Up in Arms: Russia Rocket Sales for India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 22

9 AM – 4 PM

 

SHORT PAPERS (BOTH 1ST AND 2ND) ARE DUE!

 

 

9:00 - 10:30

10:30 – 10:45 break

10:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:45 big break

12:45 - 2:15

2:15 – 2:30 break

2:30 – 4:00

 

 

 

 

9:00 – 10:30

Eurasia

Latvia and Lithuania

 

10:45 – 12:15

Case #6 From Russia to Kaliningrad: Transit Rights…

 

12:45- 2:15

Eurasia

Estonia + Case #7 After the Empire: Russia Negotiate Borders and Citizenship

 

2:30 – 4:00

Eurasia

Moldova + Belarus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 6

9 AM – 4 PM

 

9:00 - 10:30

10:30 – 10:45 break

10:45 – 12:15

12:15 – 12:45 big break

12:45 - 2:15

2:15 – 2:30 break

2:30 – 4:00

 

 

 

9:00 – 10:30

Eurasia

Ukraine + Georgia

 

10:45 – 12:15

Eurasia

Azerbaijan + Armenia

 

12:45  – 2:15

Eurasia

Kazakhstan + Uzbekistan

 

2:30 – 4:00

Eurasia

Turkmenistan + Kyrgyzstan + Tajikistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected bibliography

 

USSR (Soviet Union) and its collapse

 

Barner-Barry, C. , Cynthis Hody, The Politics of Change : the Transformation of the Former Soviet Union (New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995).

 

Birgerson, Susanne Michele, After the Breakup of a Multi-Ethnic Empire : Russia, Successor States & Eurasian Security (Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2001)

 

Boobyer, Philip, Stalin Era.(Florence, KY, USA: Routledge, 2000).

 

Bonnell, Victoria E. and George W. Breslauer (eds.), Russia in the New Century: Stability or Disorder? (Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 2001).

 

Bremmer, I. and Ray Taras (ed.),  New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations  (Cambridge, 1997).

 

Cohen, Stephen F., "Was the Soviet System Reformable?", Slavic Review 63(3), 2004, pp. 459-488

 

Diuk, N. and Adrian Karatnycky, New Nations Rising: The Fall of the Soviets and the Challenge of Independence (Wiley, 1993).

 

Dunlop, John B., Rise of Russia & the Fall of the Soviet Empire (Ewing, NJ, USA: Princeton University Press, 1995).

 

Fowkes, Ben, Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict in the Post-Communist World (Gordonsville, VA, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002).

 

Jost. K. Russia and the Former Soviet Republics : Can Democracy Take Hold in the Former Soviet Union? (Washington, DC : Congressional Quarterly, 2005)

 

Hughes, J, and  Gwendolyn Sasse, Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Union: Regions in Conflict (London : Frank Cass, 2001).

 

Jeffries, I., The Countries of the Former Soviet Union at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century: the Baltic and European States in Transition (London ; New York : Routledge, 2004).

 

Jensen, B,  Erik Kulavig;  Niels Erik Rosenfeldt, Mechanisms of Power in the Soviet Union (Basingstoke : Macmillan, 2000).

 

Kotkin, Stephen, Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000 (Oxford University Press, 2001).

 

Marlpes, D., The collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991 (Harlow : Longman, 2004).

 

McFaul, Michael, “Transitions from Postcommunism”, Journal of Democracy , Volume 16, Number 3, July 2005, pp. 5-19

 

McLoughlin, B. and Kevin McDermott, Stalin's Terror: High Politics and Mass Repression in the Soviet Union  (New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)

 

Mirsky, Georgiy I., On Ruins of Empire : Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Former Soviet Union.(Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1997).

 

Mitra, P. and Selowsky, M., Transition, the First Ten Years : Analysis and Lessons for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. (Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2002)

 

Pearson, Raymond, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire: Second Edition (Palgrave 2002)

 

Shlapentokh, V., A Normal Totalitarian Society:  How the Soviet Union Functioned and How it Collapsed. (Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2001)

 

Slater, W. and Wilson, A. The Legacy of the Soviet Union (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

 

Smith, G., The Nationalities Question in the Post-Soviet States. (London ; New York : Longman, 1996).

 

Smith, G., Vivien Law, Andrew Wilson, Annette Bohr and Edward Allworth, Nation-Building in the Post-Soviet Borderland. The Politics of National Identities (Cambridge: Cambridge Univerasity Press, 1998).

 

Suny, Ronald G., The Soviet Experiment (Oxford University Press, 1997)

 

 

Tuminez, Astrid S., “Nationalism, Ethnic Pressures, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union”,Journal of Cold War Studies - Volume 5, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 81-136 MUSE

 

Wallander, Celeste A., “Western Policy and the Demise of the Soviet Union”,Journal of Cold War Studies - Volume 5, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 137-177

 

Winters, P., The collapse of the Soviet Union (San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 1999)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russia (see also Soviet Union)

 

Alexseev, Mikhail (ed.), Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia: A Federation Imperiled (St. Martin’s Press, 1997), 15-46.

 

Belin, Laura, "The Russian Media in the 1990s." The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 18(1), 2002, pages 139-61.

 

Bjorkman, Tom, Russia's Road to Deeper Democracy (Washington, DC, USA: Brookings Institution Press, 2003).

 

Blank, Stephen, “The Great Exception: Russian Civil-Military Relations,” World Affairs, Fall 2002, pages 91-105.

 

Brown, A., Contemporary Russian Politics : a Reader (Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001).

 

Bushkovitch, Paul, “The Monarch and the State in 18th-Century Russia”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 4, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 931-941.

 

Colton, T., Transitional Citizens: Voters and What Influences Them in the New Russia (Harvard University Press, 2000).

 

Edgar, Adrienne Lynn, “National Bolshevism: Stalinist Mass Culture and the Formation of Modern Russian National Identity, 1931-1956” (review), Journal of Social History, Volume 38, Number 2, Winter 2004, pp. 555-557.

 

Evangelista, Matthew “Putin: A New DeGaulle?” Policy Memo #253 of the Program on New Approaches to Russian Security (PONARS), Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, Oct. 2002, available at

http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0253.pdf

 

Evangelista, Matthew. The Chechen Wars: Will Russia Go the Way of the Soviet Union? (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2002).

 

Engelstein, Laura, “Weapon of the Weak (Apologies to James Scott): Violence in Russian History”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History - Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 2003, pp. 679-693.

 

Hamburg, Gary M., “The Revival of Russian Conservatism”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 6, Number 1, Winter 2005, pp. 107-127

 

Herspring, D. (ed.). Putin’s Russia (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)

 

Hill, Fiona “Extremists and Bandits: How Russia Views the War against Terrorism”, PONARS Policy Memo #246, Apr. 2002, available at

http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0246.pdf

 

Gerber, Theodore P. and Sarah E. Mendelson, “Young, Educated, Urban—And Anti-American,” PONARS Policy Memo #267, Oct. 2002, available at

http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0267.pdf

 

“Globalization and Russia” Discussion A Round Table in  Russian politics and law. 41, no. 5, (2003): 5 (37 pages) 

 

Goldman, Minton, Russia, the Eurasian Republics, and Central/Eastern Europe. 9th edition (McGraw Hill/Dushkin Global Studies Series, 2003).

 

Golts, Alexander and Tonya Putnam, "State Militarism and Its Legacies: Why Military Reform Has Failed in Russia,” International Security, 29, 3, Winter 2004/05.

 

Green, Barbara B., Dynamics of Russian Politics : A Short History (Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1994)

 

Hale, Henry E., "The Makeup and Breakup of Ethnofederal States: Why Russia Survives Where the USSR Fell", Perspectives on Politics 3(1), 2005, pages 55-70

 

Herspring, D. (ed.), Putin’s Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)

 

Hudson, Hugh D., “Inventing a Soviet Countryside: State Power and the Transformation of Rural Russia, 1917-1929” (review)Journal of Social History, Volume 38, Number 3, Spring 2005, pp. 819-821

 

Hughes, James, “Chechnya: Understanding the Causes of a Protracted Post-Soviet Conflict,” Civil Wars 4, 4, 2001, pages 11-48.

 

Ivanov, I. S., New Russian Diplomacy : Ten Years of Moscow's Foreign Policy. (Washington, DC, USA: Brookings Institution Press, 2002).

 

Jackson, Nicole J., Russian foreign policy and the CIS (New York ; London : Routledge, 2003)

 

James, Alexander, “Federal Reforms in Russia: Putin’s Challenge to the Republics”, Demokratizatsia, Spring 2004. Available from

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3996/is_200404/ai_n9376563

 

Jones, Pauline Luong, “New Friends, New Fears in Central Asia,” Foreign Affairs 81, no.

2, Mar./Apr. 2002, pages 61-70.

 

Kryshtanovskaya, O. and Stephen White, “Putin’s Militocracy,” Post-Soviet Affairs, 19, 4, 2003, pages 289-306.

 

Kuchins, Andrew C. (ed.), Russia after the Fall. (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2002).

 

Light, Margot, "In Search of an Identity: Russian Foreign Policy and the End of Ideology", The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 19(3). 2003, pages 42-60.

 

Loukianov, Mikhail, ”The Rise and Fall of the All-Russian National Union, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 6, Number 1, Winter 2005, pp. 129-134

 

McDaniel, Tim, Agony of the Russian Idea (Ewing, NJ, USA: Princeton University Press, 1996)

 

McDonald, Tracy, “A Peasant Rebellion in Stalin's Russia: The Pitelinskii Uprising, Riazan 1930”, Journal of Social History , Volume 35, Number 1, Fall 2001, pp. 125-146

 

Markwick, Roger D., ”Stalinism at War , Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 3, Number 3, Summer 2002, pp. 509-520

 

McFaul, Michael, "Russia under Putin: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back", Journal of Democracy 11(3), 2000, pages 19-33

 

McFaul, Michael ,Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin (Cornell University Press, 2001).

 

Miller, Steven and Dmitri Trenin (eds.), The Russian Military: Power and Policy (MIT Press, 2004).

 

Nichols, Thomas M., The Russian Presidency.(New York, NY, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001).

 

Obolonsky, Alexander V., Drama of Russian Political History : System Against Individuality.(College Station, TX, USA: Texas A & M University Press, 2003).

 

Orttung, Robert W,  Danielle N Lussier;  Anna Paretskaya, The Republics and Regions of the Russian Federation : a Guide to Politics, Policies, and Leaders (Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2000).

 

Park, Ehren, “Imagined Community? Rethinking the Nationalist Origins of the Contemporary Chechen Crisis”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 5, Number 3, Summer 2004, pp. 543-560

 

Podosyonov, Dmitriy N; Mueller, Charles E, “Why is Russia still so Poor 10 Years after the Fall of Communism?”, Antitrust law & economics review. 32, no. 1, (2003): 67 (16 pages)

 

Poe, Marshall, The Russian Moment in World History (Princeton University Press, 2003).

 

Reddaway, P. and Robert W. Orttung (eds.), The Dynamics of Russian Politics: Putin's Reform of Federal-Regional Relations, Volume II (Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

 

Remington, Thomas F., "Majorities without Mandates: The Russian Federation Council since 2000." Europe-Asia Studies 55(5), 2003, pages 667-91.

 

Remington, Thomas F., "The Evolution of Executive-Legislative Relations since 1993", Slavic Review 59(3), 2000, pages 499-520.

 

Rimashevskaia, Natalia “Strategies of Social Reform in Russia”, Russian politics and law. 41, no. 4, (2003): 5 (13 pages)

 

Robinson, Neil, Russia : A State of Uncertainty (Florence, KY, USA: Routledge, 2001).

 

Roman, Meredith L.,  "Making Caucasians Black: Moscow Since the Fall of Communism and the Racialization of Non-Russians", The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 18(2), 2002, pages 1-27.

 

Ross, C., Russian politics Under Putin (Manchester : Manchester University Press,  2004).

 

Ross, Cameron, Federalism and Democratization in Post-Communist USSR.(Manchester, GBR: Manchester University Press, 2003).

 

Ross, Cameron, "Putin's Federal Reforms and the Consolidation of Federalism in Russia: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back!" Communist and Post-Communist Studies 36(1), 2003, pages 29-47.

 

Russell, John, "Mujahedeen, Mafia, Madmen: Russian Perceptions of Chechens During the Wars in Chechnya, 1994-96 and 1999-2001." The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 18(1), 2002, pages 73-96.

Rywkin, Michael, "Russia and the Near Abroad Under Putin", American Foreign Policy Interests 25(1), 2003, pages 3-13.

 

Sakwa, R., Putin and Russian Politics (New York ; London : Routledge, 2004)

 

Sakwa, Richard, Russian Politics and Society (Florence, KY, USA: Routledge, 2002).

Shevtsova, Lilia, "The Limits of Bureaucratic Authoritarianism." Journal of Democracy 15(3), 2004, pages 67-77.

 

Solchanyk, R.,  Ukraine and Russia : the Post-Soviet Transition (Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001).

 

Spulber, Nicolas, Russia's Economic Transitions: From Late Tsarism to the New Millennium (West Nyack, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

 

Statiev, Alexander, “The Nature of Anti-Soviet Armed Resistance, 1942-44: The North Caucasus, the Kalmyk Autonomous Republic, and Crimea”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 6, Number 2, Spring 2005, pp. 285-318

 

Stepan, A., “Russian Federalism in Comparative Perspective,” Post-Soviet Affairs, 16, 2, April-June 2000, pages 133-176.

Stone, Randall “Russia and Multilateral Institutions,” PONARS Policy Memo #271, Oct.

2002, available at http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0271.pdf

 

Stepanova, Ekaterina A. “Partners in Need: U.S.-Russian Cooperation on and Approaches to Anti-Terrorism,” PONARS Policy Memo #279, Oct. 2002, available at

http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0279.pdf

 

Taylor, Brian “Putin and the Military: How Long Will the Honeymoon Last?” PONARS

Policy Memo #116, Apr. 2000, available at

http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0116.pdf.

 

Taylor, Brian “Russia’s Passive Army: Rethinking Military Coups,” Comparative Political Studies, 34, 8, October 2001, pages 924-952.

 

Volkov, Vadim, “The Selective Use of State Capacity in Russia’s Economy,” PONARS

Policy Memo #273, Oct. 2002, available at

http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0273.pdf

 

Volkov, Vadim, Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism (Cornell University Press, 2002).

 

Wallander, Celeste A. (ed.), The Sources of Russian Foreign Policy after the Cold War (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996).

 

White, S., Gitelman Zvi Y., Richard Sakwa, Developments in Russian politics 6 , 6th ed. (Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2005).

 

White, S.,  Russia’s New Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

White, Stephen and Ian McAllister, "Putin and His Supporters", Europe-Asia Studies 55(3), 2003, pages 383-399.

 

Zubok, Vladislav and Constantine Pleshakov, Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996).

 

 

 

 

 

Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova

 

Armstrong, John, “Ukraine: Evolving Foreign Policy in a New State”, World Affairs (Washington, D.C.) 167, no1, Summer 2004, pages 31-39

 

Corso, Molly, “Parochial Politics”, Christian Century 122, no. 5 (Mar 8, 2005): p. 8-9.

 

Dima, Nicholas., Moldova and the Transdnestr Republic (Boulder, Colo.: East European Monographs, 2001).

 

Hoffmann, L. , Felicitas Möllers (eds.), Ukraine on the Road to Europe (Heidelberg ; New York, 2001).

 

Hunczak, T., Dmytro Shtohryn (eds.), Ukraine, the Challenges of World War II  (Lanham, M.D. : University Press of America, 2003)

 

King, Charles, The Moldovans : Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture (Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, 2000).

 

Marples, David R., Belarus : a Denationalized Nation (Australia : Harwood Academic, 1999).

 

Sharon L. Wolchik and Volodymyr Zviglyanich, Ukraine : the Search for a National Identity (Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub, 2000).

 

Solchanyk, R.,  Ukraine and Russia : the Post-Soviet Transition. (Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001).

 

Zaprudnik, J. Belarus : at a Crossroads in History (Boulder : Westview Press, 1993).

 

White, S., Elena Korosteleva and John Lowenhardt (eds), Postcommunist Belarus (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005).

 

 

 

Baltic region  (see also Soviet Union)

 

Ashbourne, A., Lithuania : The Rebirth of a Nation (Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 1999).

 

Hansen, B. and Bertel Heurlin (eds.), The Baltic states in World Politics (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998).

 

Hogan-Brun, Gabrielle; Ramoniene, Meilute, “The Language Situation in Lithuania”,  Journal of Baltic studies. 36, no. 3, (2005): 345 (26 pages)

 

Jurkynas, Mindaugas, “ The 2004 presidential and parliamentary elections in Lithuania”, Electoral studies. 24, no. 4, (2005): 770 (7 pages)

 

Juska, Arunas; Johnstone, Peter, “The Symbiosis of Politics and Crime in Lithuania”, Journal of Baltic studies. 35, no. 4, (2004): 346 (14 pages)

 

King, Gundar J.; Vanags, Edvins; Vilka, Inga, and others, “Local Government Reforms in Latvia, 1990-2003: Transition to a Democratic Society”, Public Administration 82, no. 4 (2004): 931-950

 

Lane, T., Lithuania : Stepping Westward (London ; New York, N. Y. : Routledge, 2001).

 

Maciulyte, Jurgita; Daugirdas, Vidmantas, “IDENTITIES IN QUESTION - Decentralization and local authorities in Lithuania”, Revue d'études comparatives est-ouest. 35, no. 3, (2004): 99 (20 pages)

 

Metuzale-Kangere, Baiba; Ozolins, Uldis, “The Language Situation in Latvia 1850-2004”, Journal of Baltic studies. 36, no. 3, (2005): 317 (28 pages)

 

Morris, Helen,  “President, party and nationality policy in Latvia, 1991-1999”, Europe-Asia Studies 56, no. 4 (2004): 543-569 (27 pages)

 

Nissinen, M., Latvia's Transition to a Market Economy : Political Determinants of Economic Reform Policy (New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998).

 

Pabriks, A. and Aldis Purs, Latvia : The Challenges of Change. (London ; New York : Routledge, 2001).

 

Raun. Toevo U., Estonia and the Estonians. (Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2001).

 

Smith, David J. (ed.), The Baltic States : Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. (London; New York: Routledge, 2002).

 

Tocheva, Detelina, “Identities in Question - Are you Russian or Estonian? Ethnicity and social change in contemporary Estonia”, Revue d'études comparatives est-ouest. 35, no. 3, (2004): 67 (32 pages)

 

Verschik, Anna, “ The Language Situation in Estonia”, Journal of Baltic studies. 36, no. 3, (2005): 283 (34 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcaucasus (see also Soviet Union)

 

Alaolmolki, N., Life after the Soviet Union : the Newly Independent Republics of Transcaucasus and Central Asia (Albany : State University of New York Press, 2001).

Alstadt, Audrey L., The Azerbaijani Turks: Power and Identity under Russian Rule (Stanford, California: Hoover Institution Press, 1992).

 

Henze, Paul B., Georgia and Armenia: Troubled Independence (Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1997).

 

Hovannisian, Richard G. (ed.) The Armenian People From Ancient to Modern Times (New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997).

 

Hunter, Shireen T.,  The Transcaucasus in Transition: Nation-Building and Conflict. (Washington, D.C. : Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1994).

 

Suny, Ronald Grigor, The Making of the Georgian Nation. (Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1994).

 

Swietochowski, T., Russia and Azerbaijan: a Borderland in Transition. (New York : Columbia University Press, 1995)

 

 

 

Central Asia (see also Soviet Union)

 

Ahrari, Mohammed E.; Beal, James, The new great game in muslim Central Asia (Honolulu, Hawaii : University Press of the Pacific, 2002).

 

Akerman, Ella, Power & wealth in Central Asian politics :
clan structures versus democratisation  (Conflict Studies Research Centre, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, 2002).

 

Alaolmolki, N., Life after the Soviet Union : the Newly Independent Republics of Transcaucasus and Central Asia (Albany : State University of New York Press, 2001).

 

Amineh, Mehdi Parvizi.; Houweling, Henk, Central Eurasia in global politics :
conflict, security, and development (Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004).

 

Armanini, A.J., Politics and Economics of Central Asia (Huntington, N.Y. : Novinka Books, 2002).

 

Burghart, Daniel L.; Sabonis-Helf, Theresa, In the tracks of Tamerlane : Central Asia's path to the 21st century  (Washington, D.C. : National Defense University, Center For Technology and National Security Policy, 2004).

 

Buyers, Lydia M., Central Asia in focus :
political and economic issues  (New York : Nova Science Pub., 2003).

 

Corrigan, Jim, Kazakhstan (Philadelphia : Mason Crest, 2005).

 

Cummings, Sally N., Understanding Central Asia (New York ; London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).

 

Cummings, Sally N., Power and Change in Central Asia (London ; New York : Routledge, 2002).

 

Cummings, Sally N., Oil, Transition and Security in Central Asia (London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).

 

Habeeb, William Mark, Turkmenistan (Philadelphia : Mason Crest, 2005).

 

Harmon, Daniel E., Kyrgyzstan (Philadelphia : Mason Crest, 2005).

 

Haugen, Arne, The establishment of national republics in Soviet Central Asia (Lanham, Md. :Lexington Books, 2002).

 

Gleason, Gregory, Markets and politics in Central Asia :
structural reform and political change (London ; New York : Routledge, 2003).

 

Jones Luong, Pauline, The transformation of Central Asia :
states and societies from Soviet rule to independence (Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2004)

 

Jones Luong, Pauline, Institutional change and political continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia :
power, perceptions, and pacts (Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002)


Kimberly Zisk Marten, “Small Steps for U.S. Security Interest in Kyrgyzstan,” PONARS Policy Memo #264, Oct. 2002; available at

http://www.csis.org/ruseura/ponars/policymemos/pm_0264.pdf

 

Laumulin, M. T., Central Asia and the West : the geopolitical impact on regional security (Almaty : [s.n.], 2004)

 

Libal, Joyce, Uzbekistan (Philadelphia : Mason Crest, 2005).

 

Nichol, James P., Central Asia : regional developments and implications for U.S. interests (Washington, D.C. : Congressional Research Service, 2004).  

 

O'Dea, Colleen, Tajikistan (Philadelphia : Mason Crest Publishers, 2006).

 

Olcott, Martha Brill, Central Asia’s Second Chance (Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005)

 

Patnaik, Ajay, Nations, minorities, and states in Central Asia (New Delhi : Published for Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies [by] Anamika Publishers & Distributors, 2003).

 

Rumer, Boris Z., Central Asia: A Gathering Storm? (Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2002)

 

Rumer, Boris Z., Central Asia at the end of the Transition (Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2005).

 

Weinthal, Erika, State making and environmental cooperation :
linking domestic and international politics in Central Asia (Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2002).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course schedule with articles

 

 

Feb 4

 

1-2:25 pm

Intro

 

2:35-4:00 pm

Geography and climate

 

 

Feb 18

 

9-10:30

Tsarist

Russia

Baron, Nick, ”Population Displacement, State-Building, and Social Identity in the Lands of the Former Russian Empire, 1917-23”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 2003, pp. 51-100 PROJECT MUSE

 

Budnitskii, O. V., “Russian Liberalism in War and Revolution”,   Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2004, pp. 149-168 MUSE

 

Holquist, Peter, ”Violent Russia, Deadly Marxism? Russia in the Epoch of Violence, 1905-21”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History - Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 2003, pp. 627-652 MUSE

 

IEkelchyk, Serhii, “Stalinist Patriotism as Imperial Discourse: Reconciling the Ukrainian and Russian "Heroic Pasts," 1939-1945”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 3, Number 1, Winter 2002, pp. 51-80 MUSE

 

Kappeler, Andreas, “The Ambiguities of Russification”,  Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 5, Number 2, Spring 2004, pp. 291-297 MUSE

 

Lowe, Heinz-Dietrich, “Poles, Jews, and Tartars: Religion, Ethnicity, and Social Structure in Tsarist Nationality Policies, Jewish Social Studies, Volume 6, Number 3, Spring/Summer 2000 (New Series), pp. 52-96 P  MUSE

 

Miller, A. I. (Aleksei I.), Between Local and Inter-Imperial: Russian Imperial History in Search of Scope and Paradigm, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2004, pp. 7-26 MUSE

 

Sahadeo, Jeff, ”Conquest, Colonialism, and Nomadism on the Eurasian Steppe “,  Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 4, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 942-954 MUSE

 

Weeks, Theodore R., “Identity in Late Imperial Russia: Nation, Culture, Politics”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 5, Number 4, Fall 2004, pp. 735-747 MUSE

 

Wortman, Richard, ”Russian Monarchy and the Rule of Law: New Considerations of the Court Reform of 1864“, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History , Volume 6, Number 1, Winter 2005, pp. 145-170 MUSE

 

 

 

 

 

10:45-12:15

Soviet economic

 system

Marshall I. Goldman, “The Soviet Economy and the Need for Reform”, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 507, Privitizing and Marketizing Socialism, Jan. 1990, pages 26-34. JSTORE

 

Paul R. Gregory, “The Stalinist Command Economy”, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 507, Privitizing and Marketizing Socialism, Jan. 1990, pages 18-25. JSTORE

 

Smirnov, Alexander D.; Emil B. Ershov, “Perestroika: A Catastrophic Change of Economic Reform Policy”, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 36, No. 3, Sep., 1992, pp. 415-453. JSTORE

 

Steven L. Sampson, “The Second Economy of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Europe”, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 493, the Informal Economy, pages 120-136 MUSE

 

12:45-2:15

 

Communist  Party

Harasymiw, Bohdan, “The CPSU in Transition from Brezhnev to Gorbachev”,  Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique , Vol. 21, No. 2 , Jun., 1988, pp. 249-266 JSTORE

 

Ishiyama,  John T., “The Communist Successor Parties and Party Organizational Development in Post-Communist Politics”, Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 1  , Mar., 1999, pp. 87-112 JSTORE

 

Ozinga, James R; Thomas W. Casstevens; Harold T. Casstevens, “The Circulation of Elites: Soviet Politburo Members, 1919-1987”, Canadian Journal of Political Science / Revue canadienne de science politique , Vol. 22, No. 3, Sep., 1989, pp. 609-617 MUSE

 

Walters, Philip, “Russian Orthodox Church and the Soviet State”,
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science ,Vol. 483, Religion and the State: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Power , Jan., 1986, pp. 135-145 JSTORE

 

White, Stephen; Ian McAllister “The CPSU and Its Members: Between Communism and Postcommunism”, British Journal of Political Science , Vol. 26, No. 1, Jan., 1996, pp. 105-122. JSTORE

 

 

3:30-4:00

Soviet state

Checkel, Jeff, “Ideas, Institutions, and the Gorbachev Foreign Policy Revolution”, World Politics, 45 (2), January 1993, pages 271-300 JSTORE

 

Connor, Walter D., “Soviet Society, Public Attitudes, and the Perils of Gorbachev's Reforms: The Social Context of the End of the USSR”,   Journal of Cold War Studies , Volume 5, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 43-80 MUSE

 

Daly, Jonathan W., “Security Services in Imperial and Soviet Russia”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 4, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 955-973 MUSE

 

Koslowski, Ray; Friedrich V. Kratochwil, “Understanding Change in International Politics: The Soviet Empire’s Demise and the International System”, International Organization, Vol. 48, No. 2., Spring, 1994, pp. 215-247 JSTORE

 

Kramer, Mark, ”Special Issue: The Collapse of the Soviet Union (Part 2): Introduction “, Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 5, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 3-42 MUSE

 

Rieber, Alfred J., ”Civil Wars in the Soviet Union», Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History , Volume 4, Number 1, Winter 2003, pp. 129-162

 

Solonari, Vladimir, “Creating a "People": A Case Study in Post-Soviet History-Writing “, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History - Volume 4, Number 2, Spring 2003, pp. 411-438 MUSE

 

Stone, David R., “Mobilization and the Red Army's Move into Civil Administration, 1925-31”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History - Volume 4, Number 2, Spring 2003, pp. 343-367 MUSE

 

Strayer, Robert W., “Decolonization, Democratization, and Communist Reform: The Soviet Collapse in Comparative Perspective “, Journal of World History, Volume 12, Number 2, Fall 2001, pp. 375-406 MUSE

 

Tuminez, Astrid S., “Nationalism, Ethnic Pressures, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union , Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 5, Number 4, Fall 2003, pp. 81-136 MUSE

 

Vaxberg, Arkady I., “Civil Rights in the Soviet Union”, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 506, Human Rights around World, Nov. 1989, pages 109-114. JSTORE

 

 

Weeks, Theodore R., “Stalinism and Nationality”, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History - Volume 6, Number 3, Summer 2005, pp. 567-582 MUSE

 

 

Mar 4

 

9-10:30

Case 3: Aug coup

Dunlop, John B., “The August 1991 Coup and Its Impact on Soviet Politics”, Journal of Cold War Studies, Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2003, pp. 94-127 MUSE

10:45-12:15

Case 1: Lithuanian

 independence

 

12:45-2:15

Case 2: Kotova

 

2:30-4pm

Russia: executive

Blank, Stephen, “Putin's Twelve-Step Program”, The Washington Quarterly , Volume 25, Number 1, Winter 2002, pp. 147-160 MUSE

 

Colton, Timothy J. , “The Russian Predicament”, Journal of Democracy, Volume 16, Number 3, July 2005, pp. 113-126 MUSE

 

Mendelson, Sarah Elizabeth, ”Soviet Nostalgia: An Impediment to Russian Democratization“, The Washington Quarterly, Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2005-06, pp. 83-96 MUSE

 

Shevtsova, Liliia Fedorovna, “The Problem of Executive Power in Russia”, Journal of Democracy - Volume 11, Number 1, January 2000, pp. 32-39 MUSE

 

Way, Lucan, “Authoritarian State Building and the Sources of Regime Competitiveness in the Fourth Wave: The Cases of Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine”, World Politics, Volume 57, Number 2, January 2005, pp. 231-261 MUSE

 

 

Mar 25

 

9-10:30

Russia legislative

GEL'MAN, V.IA., “Political Opposition in Russia”, Russian Politics and Law 43, no. 3 (2005): 25-50 (26 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Golts, Aleksandr, “State Militarism and Its Legacies: Why Military Reform Has Failed in Russia “, International Security, Volume 29, Number 2, Fall 2004, pp. 121-158 MUSE

 

Yefimova, Natalia, “Putin Courts Reform”, Foreign Policy, No. 133 (Nov., 2002), pp. 91-92 JSTORE

 

10:45-12:15

Russia judicial

Brovkin, Vladimir N., “Corruption in the 20th Century Russia”, Crime, Law and Social Change 40, no. 2-3 (2003): 195-230 (36 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Solomon, Peter H., “Judicial Power in Russia: Through the Prism of Administrative Justice”, Law & Society Review 38, no. 3 (2004): 549-582 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Trochev, Alexei, “Less Democracy, More Courts: A Puzzle of Judicial Review in Russia”, Law & Society Review 38, no. 3 (2004): 513-548 ARTICLE FIRST

 

12:45-2:15

Russia

Federalism1

James, Alexander, “Federal Reforms in Russia: Putin’s Challenge to the Republics”, Demokratizatsia, Spring 2004. Available from

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3996/is_200404/ai_n9376563

 

2:30-4pm

Russia

Federalism 2

Ross, C , “Putin's Federal Reforms and the Consolidation of Federalism in Russia: One Step forward, Two Steps Back!”, Communist and post-communist studies. 36, no. 1, (2003): 29 (20 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Ross, Cameron; Lechtreck, Roy,  “Federalism and Democratization in Russia”, Communist and Post-Communist Studies 33(4):403-420, Dec. 2000 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Apr 8

 

9-10:30

Russia

Foreign policy 1

Lynch, Dov, “Russia's Strategic Partnership with Europe”, The Washington Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 2, Spring 2004, pp. 99-118 MUSE

 

Williams, Brian Glyn, ”From "Secessionist Rebels" to "Al-Qaeda Shock Brigades": Assessing Russia's Efforts to Extend the Post-September 11th War on Terror to Chechnya , Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Volume 24, Number 1, 2004, pp. 197-209 MUSE

 

Zlobin, Nikolai, “Iraq in the Context of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Mediterranean Quarterly - Volume 15, Number 2, Spring 2004, pp. 83-102 MUSE

 

 

 

 

 

10:45-12:15

Russia

foreign policy 2

Blank, Stephen, “Security in and Around the Black Sea: Is a Virtuous Circle Now Possible?”, Mediterranean Quarterly - Volume 16, Number 3, Summer 2005, pp. 44-66 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Chugrov, S “Russia in the Global Playing Field - A Political Scientist's View: Review of Aleksei Arbatov, Security: The Russian Choice”, Russian politics and law. 40, no. 5, (2002): 55 (10 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Mironov, S; Piadyshev, B; Popov, V, and others, “The Islamic World and Russia's Foreign Policy”, International affairs. 51, no. 4, (2005): 88 (13 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Sushko, Oleksander, “The Dark Side of Integration: Ambitions of Domination in Russia's Backyard “, The Washington Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 2, Spring 2004, pp. 119-131

 

12:45-2:15

Case 4: northern territories

 

2:30-4pm

Case 5: Up in Arms

 

 

Apr 22

 

9-10:30

Latvia and Lithuania

De La Porte, Caroline; Deacon, Bob, “Social Policy Influence of the EU and Other Global Actors: The Case of Lithuania” , Policy Studies 25, no. 2 (2004): 121-137 (17 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Trapans, Jan Arveds, “Democracy and Defense in Latvia”, European Security 14, no. 1 (2005): 51-70 (20 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Winner, Andrew C., ”The Baltic States: Heading West”, The Washington Quarterly - Volume 25, Number 1, Winter 2002, pp. 207-219 MUSE

 

10:45-12:15

Case 6: transit rights…

 

12:45-2:15

Estonia + case 7: citizen rights

Feldman, Gregory, “Debating Units - Culture, state, and security in Europe: The case of citizenship and integration policy in Estonia»,  American ethnologist. 32, no. 4, (2005): 676 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Ross, Märten; Lättemäe, Raoul,  “EMU Accession Issues of Estonia”, Comparative Economic Studies 46, no. 1 (2004), pages 146-158 ARTICLE FIRST

 

2:30-4pm

Moldova Belarus

Chaplygin, Vladimir, “Russian and Belarus Monetary Union: Phantom or Reality?”, Intereconomics 39, no. 1 (Jan/Feb 2004): p. 29-35 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Fiszer, Michal, “Loose Cannons in Eastern Europe, Part 2: Belarus and Moldova”, Journal of Electronic Defense 28, no. 3 (Mar 2005): p. 14-18 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Land, Thomas, “Islamic Terrorists Look to Moldova for Dirty Bombs”, Contemporary Review 284, no. 1659 (Apr 2004): p. 221-224 ARTICLE FIRST

 

 

Petrou, Michael, “The last Dictatorship: As an election approaches, will Europe's remaining Soviet bastion have its own Orange Revolution?”, Maclean's 118, no. 40, (October 3, 2005): 30-36 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Potocki, Rodger, “Darks Days in Belarus”, Journal of Democracy, Volume 13, Number 4, October 2002, pp. 142-156 MUSE

 

Silitski, Vitali, “Preempting Democracy: The Case of Belarus”, Journal of Democracy, Volume 16, Number 4, October 2005, pp. 83-97 MUSE

 

Way, Lucan, “Pluralism by Default in Moldova, Journal of Democracy,  Volume 13, Number 4, October 2002, pp. 127-141 MUSE

 

May 6

 

9-10:30

Ukraine + Georgia

Ascher, Ivan, “Deciding on the Borderland: The Ukrainian Elections of 2004, Theory & Event, Volume 8, Issue 2, 2005 MUSE

 

Fairbanks, Charles H., “Georgia's Rose Revolution”, Journal of Democracy, Volume 15, Number 2, April 2004, pp. 110-124 MUSE

 

Freese, Theresa, “A Report from the Field: Georgia's War against Contraband and the Struggle for Territorial Integrity”, SAIS Review,  Volume 25, Number 1, Winter-Spring 2005, pp. 107-121 MUSE

 

Hawaleshka, Danylo, “Rise Up, Ukraine”, Maclean's 117, no. 50 (Dec 13, 2004): p. 22-27 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Meyer, Michael, “Ukraine: Stranded between Two Worlds?”, World Policy Journal 22, no. 1 (Spring 2005): p. 73-78.

 

Smolansky, Oles M,  “Ukraine and Russia: An Evolving Marriage of Inconvenience”, Orbis. 48, no. 1, (2004): 117 (18 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Tayler, Jeffrey, “Georgia at a Crossroads”, Smithsonian. 35, no. 1, (2004): 104 (11 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

 

10:45-12:15

Azerbaijan + Armenia

Berman, Ilan, ”The New Battleground: Central Asia and the Caucasus , The Washington Quarterly - Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2004-05, pp. 59-69 MUSE

 

Mehdiyeva, Nazrin, “Azerbaijan and its Foreign Policy Dilemma”, Asian Affairs 34, no. 3 (2003): 271-285 (15 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Rasizade, Alec, “Azerbaijan Descending into the Third World After a Decade of Independence”, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Volume 22, Number 1&2, 2002, pp. 127-139 MUSE

 

Armenia: no recent articles on democracy, human rights, social and economic reforms or foreign policy (relations with neighbors, Russia, USA) are found in JSTORE, PROJECT MUSE and ARTICLE FIRST.  Any articles on any of these topics are welcomed.

 

 

 

 

12:45-2:15

Turkmenistan + Kyrgyzstan + Tajikistan

Atal, Subodh, “Central Asia Geopolitics and U.S. Policy in the Region: The Post-11 September Era”, Mediterranean Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 2, Spring 2003, pp. 95-109 MUSE

 

Collins, Kathleen, “The Logic of Clan Politics: Evidence from the Central Asian Trajectories”, World Politics, Volume 56, Number 2, January 2004, pp. 224-261 MUSE

 

Deitch, Christian “Kyrgyzstan: Democracy Stalled?”, Bulletin of the atomic scientists, 61, no. 1, (2005): 12 (6 pages)

 

Rasizade, Alec, “Turkmenbashi and his Turkmenistan”, The contemporary review, 283, no. 1653, (2003): 197 (10 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Tajikistan: no recent articles on democracy, human rights, social and economic reforms or foreign policy (relations with neighbors, Russia, USA) are found in JSTORE, PROJECT MUSE and ARTICLE FIRST.  Any articles on any of these topics are welcomed.

 

2:30-4pm

Kazakhstan + Uzbekistan

Fergus, Michael, “A Strategy for Reducing Poverty in Kazakhstan”, Asian Affairs 34, no. 2 (2003): 109-122 (14 pages) ARTICLE FIRST

 

Nixey, James, “Autocratic Scar”, World Today 61, no. 6 (Jun 2005): p. 20-21 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Petrou, Michael, “A Land of Little Hope”, Maclean's 118, no. 23, (June 6, 2005): 40-41 ARTICLE FIRST

 

Uzbekistan or  Kazakhstan: very few recent articles on democracy, human rights, social and economic reforms or foreign policy (relations with neighbors, Russia, USA) are found in JSTORE, PROJECT MUSE and ARTICLE FIRST.  Any articles on any of these topics are welcomed.