|| IP37320 |
|| COMMUNIST AND POST-COMMUNIST POLITICS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Elena A Korosteleva-Polglase |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Mrs Elena S Davidescu |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 x 1 hour |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 x 1 hour |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 x 3500 assessed essay ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 x 2500 word report ||40%|
The module examines the communist and post-communist experience of Central and East European states in a broadly chronological manner by (i) looking at the principal features of communist rule; (ii) evaluating East European transitions and (iii) discussing the post-communist future of the new states of a wider Europe.
Part 1 - The Politics of communism
'mature socialism' in the USSR
'reform communism' in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary
Part 2 - The politics of transition in Central and Eastern Europe:
patterns of transition in Central and Eastern Europe: case-studies
the 3rd wave of democratisation and Eastern Europe: differences and commonalities
are the transitions over?
Part 3 - The Politics of Post-Communism
consequences of transition & the quality of democracy in post-communist Europe
a wider Europe: policies, divisions and perspectives
the future of communism
The module intends to develop an empirically grounded understanding of the modus operandi of communist and post-communist governments from domestic and international perspectives.
** Essential Reading
Holmes, Leslie (1997) Post-Communism: An Introduction
Swain, Geoffrey. (2003.) Eastern Europe since 1945 /Geoffrey Swain and Nigel Swain.
White, Stephen, Butt, Judy, & Lewis, L Paul (2003) Developments in Central and East European Politics 3
This module is at CQFW Level 6