Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3078: Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Cooley, Alexander, Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia (OUP, 2012)

Hosking, Geoffrey, Russia and the Russians: A History (Penguin, 2002)

Ledeneva, Alena, Can Russia Modernise? Sistema, Power Networks and Informal Governance (2013)

Sakwa, Richard, The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Presidency (Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Service, Robert, The Penguin History of Modern Russia, 3rd ed (Penguin, 2009).

Tsygankov, Andrei P., Russia’s Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in                National Identity, (Plymouth, Rowman and Littlefield, 2010).

White, Stephen, Understanding Russian Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2011)


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