Human Rights in Post-Communist Space
- Know the major tools of human rights protection, internationally and locally
- Know the main tool of human rights monitoring (UPR, HR reports)
- Know and able to analyze the data from international system of human rights monitoring
- Be able to apply standards of human rights protection
- Understand the general situation with human rights and democracy in communist countries of East Europe and USSR
- Explain the struggle between economic reforms and human rights
- To know the alternative versions of human rights in post-communist space and debates about universalism/particularism of human rights
- To understand the complexity of the Russian minority question in the former Russian republic
- To understand the question of nation-building process on the post-Soviet space
- Introduction. The Soviet legacy and post-communist countriesHuman Rights in Warsaw Pact countries and demise of communism. Legacy of Soviet Union and political transformation of the former communist countries. East Europe and Baltic Sea countries VS Eurasia political development
- Alternative versions of human rights in RussiaHere we will explore the alternative versions of human rights in Russia
- Collapse of Soviet Union and Issue of Human RightsHuman rights in USSR in the time of political turbulences (late 80th -early 90th). Collapse of USSR, economic crises and the issue of "freedom with empty belly". Degradation of Russian democracy after 1993. Foreign assistance, democracy promotion and its failure
- Baltic sea countries: Russian minorities, “Bronze soldier” crises, and “Neo-nazi’s revival”This topic is devoted to the investigation of the human rights situation in Baltic Sea countries and its controversy
- Ukraine: the battlefield of the Nation VS EmpireThe turbulent history of post-Soviet Ukraine will be discussed in the prism of human rights
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.4 * Active participation in seminars + 0.2 * Presentation + 0.4 * Written Assignment #1
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