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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Russian Political System: Constitutional Design and Regime Constellation

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 72 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Constitutional Principles of the Russian Federation12m
Russian Political System and Regime. Part I8m
Russian Political System and Regime Part II6m
Video Discussion "Russian Political Regime: Sources and Sustainability"12m
Russian Federalism: Economy, Politics, Culture13m
Political Culture in Russian: Traditions and Forms11m
3 readings
Presentations10m
Suggested readings10m
Video10m
2 practice exercises
Quiz30m
Quiz Control30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Russian party system and civic society

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Party System and Leadership: Role of Ideologies and Rational Choice. Part I4m
Party System and Leadership: Role of Ideologies and Rational Choice. Part II8m
Press and Media in Modern Russia. Limitations and Obstacles to Freedom of Speech in Russia9m
Governance of Civil Society Building in Russia9m
2 readings
Presentations10m
Suggested readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Russian Public Policy Stages: From Stabilization and ‘2GDP’ to Modernization and Development

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Political Reforms:‘Vertical of Power’ and ‘Controlled Democracy’9m
Policy of Stabilization and Doubling of GDP in First Putin's Terms4m
Dmitry Medvedev: National Projects and Policy of Modernization5m
Political Turbulence after 2011 and New Vector of Public Policy5m
2 readings
Presentations10m
Suggested readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Public Administration System: Institutional Capacity Building in Russia

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
The Federal Executive Power14m
E-Government11m
Russian Bureaucracy13m
Russian Administrative Reform and Anticorruption Policy11m
Russian Anticorruption Policy10m
2 readings
Presentations10m
Suggested readings10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz30m

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