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as of 7/2/2022

EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
European Studies
Number & Suffix: 113
Full UC Title: EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE 
Transcript Title: EAST EUR POL & GOV 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Recent events in the Ukraine show that despite the transition to democracy in 1989, Russia is still very influential in the politics of the post-communist region. This is important not only for the countries themselves, but also for their role and relation with the European Union in the future. To understand some of the challenges that the future holds, this course studies the developments East European countries underwent after the regime change, their current politics and government, and some of the major institutional changes that the states experienced in the last two-and-a-half decades. Some examples include the transition from single-party totalitarian rule to multi-party democracy, the development of interest groups, the adoption of free market economies, the association and membership in the European Union. All of these changes have made substantial impact on Eastern Europe‚Äôs political development. Some countries have democratized more than others, some have joined major international entities such as NATO and the European Union, while others have not. Focusing on different institutions and the roles they play in the political arenas of these countries, the course covers theory and applied research. This course provides students with ample opportunity for leadership and initiative, especially during the student-led seminars. Students further develop their abilities to work in groups, find compromise between sometimes opposing views and styles, and strive for achieving high quality of team work. Recommended prerequisites include an introductory course on public administration. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE 
Partner University Department: Governance 
Partner University Course Number: USG4600