IR 280 Communism and Democracy in Eastern Europe
Fall 2010 — TR 15:25-16:40
The course will provide an introduction to the post-war political and social history of Central Europe from the establishment of the Communist regimes until the present, with a special emphasis on the case of Poland. The aim of the course is to explore the nature and impact of Communist dictatorship and the process of transformation to democracy taking place since 1989. The course will focus on the political, economic and social dimensions of this transition.