AUTHORITARIAN EMPIRES: RUSSIA, CHINA AND THE POLITICS OF EURASIA
Credit points: 15
This subject examines the emergence of Russia and China as authoritarian great powers and regional hegemons during the past quarter century. By a comparative approach, students will learn about how these states grappled with the legacy of communism, laid new ideological foundations, reformed political institutions, transformed their economies, and embarked upon expansionist projects. The course will illuminate the domestic challenges faced by these regimes, such as corruption, civic activism, ethnonationalism, and separatism. It will also pose questions about the significance of their collaboration on the international stage, their competition in Central Asia, and their relationship with the West.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Horvath
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesEssay, Exam Essay, Tutorial Presentation.
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any second year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Horvath
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
Twelve 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
One 15 minute Tutorial presentation (equivalent to approximately 500 words)The 500 word written version of the paper will be assessed
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One 2000 word Argumentative Research Essay
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One take-home examination essay (1500 words)To a significant degree, this essay will require students to apply lessons learned from the feedback to the argumentative research essay.
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