Capstone Seminar: Russia's Path to Capitalism


History of the end of the Soviet Union as interplay between Russia's economic legacy, a sequence of economic and political reforms under Gorbachev, and international forces; includes exploration of principles and aspirations that informed Soviet socialist economy in theory and practice; differences between ‘planned economy,’ one associates with the Soviet Union and ‘regulated economy,’ one finds in the West; traces the restructuring of the Soviet economic system into its present-day capitalism with a particular focus on reform paths not taken. Instructor: Krylova
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • W
  • CZ
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring