EUROPE DIVIDED: INTEGRATION, DEMOCRATISATION AND THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AUTHORITARIANISM (1989-2014)

POL5PIR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This course examines the reshaping of European politics during the quarter century between Mikhail Gorbachev's appeal for a 'common European home' in 1989 and the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine in 2014. It seeks to illuminate the successes and failures of European integration and to provoke debate about the origins and significance of the emerging conflict between the EU and Putin's Russia. In particular, it poses questions about the EU's contribution to regional democratisation, the politics of energy, NATO expansion, and the nature of the Putin regime.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Horvath

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in a HUSS Postgraduate Degree or through subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects POL5RIP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the divergent development of the EU and Russia in the post-Cold War era.

Activities:
Essay, seminar discussions

02. Nuanced understanding of concepts used to explain the European project and post-Soviet authoritarianism.

Activities:
Essay, seminar discussions

03. Employ original research to substantiate structured arguments about the transformation of European politics in the post-Cold War era

Activities:
Essay

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Horvath

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
written seminar contributions (1,000 word equivalent)Each week, four comments related to the reading are to submitted in written form and used as the basis for the student's contribution to seminar discussion. The written versions will be evaluated.20 01, 02, 03
one 2,000 word essay40 01, 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay40 01, 02, 03