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

POL5RIP

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Credit points: 30

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 points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Horvath

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of International Relations (AMIR/AMIRL/AMIRH/AMIRS), Master of International Development (AMID/AMIDV/AMIDH) or coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Essay, seminar discussions

02. Students will have a nuanced understanding of concepts used to explain the European project and post-Soviet authoritarianism.

Activities:
Essay, seminar discussions

03. Students will 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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