Study Abroad: Summer Course on Russian/Soviet Politics (Oxford)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing until Filled or April 15, 2019

Oxford University International Politics Summer School is a two-week program which provides in-depth analysis of key countries in regions outside of Western Europe and North America.  The program includes a daily lecture given by world-renowned academics, and the students study and reside at St Antony’s College, Oxford University’s only college to focus exclusively on international affairs.

This year a seminar will be taught on “Power, Resources and Political Identity in Russia and the Former Soviet Union”

The fifteen post-Soviet states that emerged from the collapse of communism faced similar challenges in 1991.  Yet, their political trajectories have differed significantly over the last quarter of a century. This course explores the reasons for this variation in post-communist political development. Focusing on the non-EU states of the former Soviet Union – Russia and the Eastern European (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine), Central Asian and Caucasus states – it will explore topics such as: the factors that determined the collapse of communism and their legacies; the types of political regimes that have emerged and their institutional dynamics; the nature of property ownership; the sources of conflict: elite, ethnic and clan; the political consequences of the oil curse and corruption; the influence of Russia on regional political developments.

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Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served or rolling basis until 15 April 2019.
Subject to the availability of places, late applications may be considered until 15 May 2019.