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The Sources of Russian Conduct

2021/2022
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
6
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
1 year, 3, 4 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course provides a perspective of the main sources of Russian conduct. Russia's modern foreign policy is a natural continuation of its traditional geopolitical aspirations. Different policy prescriptions arise not from attention to different facts but from implicit explanatory models that try to make sense of what the available information means. These questions can be answered only by an understanding of how the Russian government operates, what are its bases of support, the relationship of society and interest groups to Russian political authority, and the relationship of Russian domestic politics to its foreign policy. Consequently, the course will focus on the rules and regulations thanks to which Russia occupy its place in the system of international relations.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the course is to prepare specialists who will be able to analyze the sources of Russian conduct.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The analysis of the history of Russian civilization
  • The complex analysis of numerous values and traditions
  • Understanding of Russia's conduct in the post-Soviet space
  • Understanding what the Russian world is
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Russian civilization as the main determinant of Russian conduct
  • Russian historical values and traditions
  • Russian world as important part of Russian civilization
  • Determinants of Russian conduct in the post-Soviet space
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Case study
  • non-blocking Essay (1000 words)
  • non-blocking Essay (500 words)
  • non-blocking Project Proposal (2000 words)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.25 * Case study + 0.25 * Essay (1000 words) + 0.25 * Essay (500 words) + 0.25 * Project Proposal (2000 words)
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Ветров Сергей Александрович, & Лоткин Илья Викторович. (2019). Современные международные отношения. Директ-Медиа.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Vestnik MGIMO-Universiteta, Vol 0, & Iss 3(30). (2020). Международные отношения в посткризисном мире: взгляд из России. Vestnik MGIMO-Universiteta, Vol 0, Iss 3(30), Pp 7-11 (2020.