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Challenges to the Russian Economy in Transition

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Delivered at:
Магистерская программа "Международные отношения в Евразии", направление подготовки "Международные отношения" (Кент)
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 1 module

Instructor

Программа дисциплины

Аннотация

This course, apart from covering economic development in historical retrospective, focuses on the most recent economic developments, including those after 2008-2010 world economic crisis, and is based on analysis of the crucial issues for the Russian economy. The topics included in the course are aimed at provoking discussions and debates in order to cover the material from different points of view. The course aims to develop the understanding of the substantial part of paradoxes, which take place in Russian economy.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • To understand specificity of the Russian economy
  • To examine the origins of the features of the modern Russia’s economy
  • To figure out cause-effect relationship of the most significant trends in Russia’s economic development
  • To get academic competences necessary for analysis of Russian economy
  • To develop your skills required for doing business in Russia
Результаты освоения дисциплины

Результаты освоения дисциплины

  • Knowledge: of basic information about the new design of the integration on the post-Soviet space.
  • Ability: to use statistical and economic data and academic knowledge; use references, and literature on the given topic to analyse conflicting situations.
  • Awareness: of economic prospects, the role of Russia in global economy.
  • Awareness: of market reforms, economic crisis of 1998, Golden decade, world economic crisis and policy of modernization.
  • Awareness: of Russian political landscape and its influence on economic developments, political and economic interlinks.
  • Awareness: of Russian stance and interests of partner-countries, prospects of future cooperation within the designed framework.
  • Awareness: of Russian stance towards integration and interests of partner-countries; prospects for the future cooperation within the designed framework.
  • Awareness: of world economic crisis and specificity of anti-crisis policies; problems, linked to transformation and linked to mismanagement.
  • Awareness: of conditions and concrete steps of the transformation, consequences of the enacted transformation.
  • Knowledge: of economic indicators and recent trends in economic development.
  • Knowledge: of lessons of transition and prospects for further economy transformation.
  • Knowledge: of mechanism, main tasks, major problems, important achievements.
  • Knowledge: of notion of transition and prerequisites for the transition.
  • Knowledge: of Russian economic history and pillars of market reforms.
  • Knowledge: of the major features of Russia as a country, as a nation, as geo-political actor.
  • Skills: to critically evaluate analytical and scientific materials on the given issues and find options for possible solutions related to Russian economic development.
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Introduction to ‘a transition in Russia’ course
    Major features of Russia as a country, as a nation, as geo-political actor. Russian political landscape and its influence on economic developments. Political and economic interlinks. Basic economic data on Russian economy.
  • Lost opportunities of transition
    Notion of transition. Prerequisites for the transition. Conditions and concrete steps of the transformation. Consequences of the enacted transformation.
  • Understanding lessons of transition. Prospects for further economy transformation.
    Economic Prospects. Russia as an actor in global economy
  • Understanding lessons of transition. Prospects for further economy transformation.
    Economic Prospects. Russia as an actor in global economy
  • Basic information about the new design of the integration on the post-Soviet space.
    From Free trade area to Customs Union and the Single Economic Space. Main tasks, major problems. Russian stance towards integration and interests of partner-countries. Prospects for the future cooperation within the designed framework.
  • Russian economy in between East and West (External economic dimension).
    Basic information, main tasks, major problems, important achievements. Russian stance and interests of partner-countries. Prospects of future cooperation within the designed framework.
  • Understanding lessons of transition. Prospects for further economy transformation.
    Economic Prospects. Russia as an actor in global economy
  • Lessons of transition. Searching for solution
    Economic indicators. Recent trends in economic development. World economic crisis and specificity of anti-crisis policies. Problems, linked to transformation and linked to mismanagement.
  • Brief Russian economic history
    Pillars of market reforms. Introducing market reforms. Economic crisis of 1998. Golden decade. World economic crisis. Policy of modernisation.
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • Participation in the discussions and responses in the class (неблокирующий)
  • Power point presentation on the chosen topic (неблокирующий)
  • Lecture attendance (неблокирующий)
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (1 модуль)
    0.3 * Lecture attendance + 0.3 * Participation in the discussions and responses in the class + 0.4 * Power point presentation on the chosen topic
Список литературы

Список литературы

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