Comparative Politics of Eurasia (HSE 2017-18, 2018-19, Yale 2019-20)
Schedule: Mondays, 6:10-9:00 PM
Location: Auditorium 202, Armianski Pr. d. 4 c. 2
Course Description: This course is a graduate seminar on comparative politics of modernization and development in Eurasia with an emphasis on research design and empirical analysis. The lectures formulate a comparative theory of modernization, political stability and political change, while the seminars focus on data methods in the context of nine canonical cases: China, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, Russia, the U.S., the U.K. and Turkey. We verify the theoretical trajectories of development in these countries, study their political experiments with popular mobilization and institutionalization of democracy and autocracy. At the end of the instruction period, students are expected to produce a research paper based on the results of their work during the course.
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Sample Student Writings
Emergence of PR