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Politics of Eastern European Transitions

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'This course focuses on the developments in all countries formerly called Eastern Europe since the break with communism in 1990-91. There will be readings and discussion on matters of economic policy, construction of democratic institutions, foreign policy, and the challenges of dealing with internal ethnic conflicts and differences. At the instructor's discretion, more time will be spent on some countries than others, but every effort will be given to taking a regional perspective as well as delving into some countries with depth. Normally offered alternate years.'