INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR567 RUSSIA AND THE EUROPEAN STATE-SYSTEM

Course Code: 3142567
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Masters
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

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Course Content

This post-graduate course seeks to explore and analyse the evolution of Russia´s place in the European state-system, especially in the post-Cold war era. The first part of the course discusses various conceptual frameworks that are used to analyse the dilemmas in Russia´s process of Westernization and the existing conceptions of Europe among the Russian intelligentsia. The next part deals mainly with the historical evolution of Russia´s orientation towards the European state-system during both the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Afterwards, the course will discuss Russia´s place in the emerging institutional architecture of Europe in the post-Cold War era. In this part, the emphasis will be on Russia´s relations with CSCE/OSCE, NATO and the European Union. In the penultimate section, the course will examine Russia´s relations with the Western European countries, the Central and East European countries, the Balkans and the Baltics. The concluding part will discuss the change and continuity in Russia´s place in the European state-system.

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