POLS 343 - Politics and Change in East-Central Europe (4)

Studies the political traditions of the region, including the post-war communist experience. Explains the upheavals of 1989, including the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Discusses post-1989 efforts to reform economies and political systems, and create Western style democracies. Focuses on the re-emergence of nationalisms in the region, particularly in the Balkan states. Offered every other year.