Comparative Politics: Political Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

Introduction to comparative democracy and democratic research, debate over the nation state vs voluntary union, constitutional genesis and content, elite education, social and economic development lines, party systems, civil society activities, federalism vs (re) unitarism. These topics will above all, explain the central European democratisation process from the comparative perspective of the development of Russia and Ukraine after 1991. The students will gain the basic knowledge especially in political and economic decision-making processes in democratized states. They will acquire special knowledge of the inner layer especially of the Ukraine and Russia as key growth markets of the future and acquire the ability to predict reliability of the expectable structural and personnel lines of development in the eastern European region.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Wegren, S. / Herspring D. (Hrsg.) (2009): After Putin's Russia. Past Imperfect. Future Uncertain, New York: Rowman & Littlefield

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment

Prerequisites and co-requisites

none

Infos

Degree programme

European Economy and Business Management (English)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

2.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

4 SS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

After the completion of this course the students will have the basic knowledge of the various eastern European political systems including Russia and classify them ranging from totalitarian to authoritarian and modern western democratic systems.

Course code

1389-13-01-VZ-EN-37