Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Political Science


Political Science 375. The Politics of Social and Economic Problems in Post-Communist Russia

Course examines the social and economic problems, and the successes and failures, encountered in the effort to transform Russia into a “modern” capitalist state.

Among the issues covered will be Russia’s demographic crisis, migration into and out of the country, drug and alcohol abuse, crime, the social/political and economic position of women, prostitution, abortion, STD’s (especially HIV/AIDS), environmental deterioration, the crisis in health care, political and economic corruption, and the re-emergence of religion as a political and social force. Purpose is to analyze public policies as both cause and effect of strains in Russian society.

Conx 20055 Russia: Challenge and Opportunity