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.
European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)
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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.