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PSCI 3440

RUSSIAN AND CENTRAL

ASIAN POLITICS

JIM BUTTERFIELD

SPRING 2020

"At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state - a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself."

― Vladimir Putin


"The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what happened in Stalin's Russia: it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain."

― Tony Benn


"Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."

― Winston Churchill


"Even under Stalin, Soviet state power, acting through law and the courts, confronted serious limits in its efforts to govern, much less transform, its colonial Central Asian periphery.”

― Douglas Northrop



Class: M-W 5:00-6:40

Office Hours: Tu 1:45-3:15, W 2:30-4:00

Office Telephone: 7-5696

Room: 2208 Dunbar

Office: 3352 Friedmann

Email: jim.butterfield@wmich.edu

Site: jimbutterfield.org/3440.html

TA: Ilay Inceefe

Office: 3438 Friedmann

Office Hours: M 3:30-5:00, Th 5:00-6:30

Email: ilay.ozdag@wmich.edu

 

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Online education (March 16+)

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Diplomatic Forum simulation

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