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3Место дисциплины в структуре образовательной программы НИУ (Place of the discipline in the Master program structure)

Для специализаций "Политический анализ и публичная политика" и “Права человека и демократическое управление” магистерской программы “Политический анализ и публичная политика” настоящая дисциплина является дисциплиной по выбору, интегрированой в общую структуру курсов данной магистерской программы.


Изучение данной дисциплины базируется на следующих дисциплинах: “Теория и методология политических исследваний” и “Современная политическая наука”.

Для освоения учебной дисциплины, студенты должны владеть следующими знаниями и компетенциями:



  • Хорошо владеть концептуальным и теоретическим аппаратом современной политической науки;

  • Владеть основными методами политического анализа;

  • Уметь самостоятельно анализировать важнейшие аспекты политических отношений;

  • Обладать основными академическими навыками (сбор, анализ и логическое изложение информации по заданной теме, участие в групповой дискуссии, написание эссе, презентация и т.д.)

Основные положения дисциплины должны быть использованы в дальнейшем при изучении следующих дисциплин:

  • Глобальные акторы в публичной политике

  • Права человека в незападных социумах

  • Мигранты и национальные меншинства

  • Государственная политика в сфере этно-национальных отношений

This course is taught in the first year of Masters’ program ‘Political Analysis and Public Policy’ for the specialisations ‘Political Analysis and Public Policy’ and ‘Human Rights and Democratic Governance’. This is an optional course integrated in the structure of this programme.
To participate in this course the student needs the knowledge and skills acquired during the study of the following disciplines: ‘Theory and Methodology of Political Research’ and ‘Modern Political Science'
The following knowledge and skills are needed to study this discipline:

  • To have a good knowledge of concepts and theories of modern political science;

  • To know basic methods of political analysis;

  • To be able to analyse independently the most important aspects of political relations;

  • To have basic academic skills, such as collecting, analysing and logically presenting information and data on a certain topic, participating in a group discussion, writing an essay, making a presentation, etc.

The main skills developed by studying this discipline can be used to study the following disciplines:



  • Global Actors in Public Policy

  • Human Rights in Non-Western Societies

  • Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

  • State Policy in the Sphere of Ethnic Relations



4Course Plan




Topic

Total hours

Contact hours

Independent students’ work

Lectures

Seminars



What is a region? Regionalism: problems, notions, definitions, terminology. The main types and categories of regions.

4

4









Regionalism vs globalisation? Region vs. nation-state. Transnationalism.

8

4




4



Global regions. Regional economies and regional politics. The dynamics and factors of intra-regional relations. Global role of regional politics.

8

4




4



Region as locus and agent for socio-economic growth, development and modernisation – or political and economic collapse.

12

4




8



East Asia and Asia Pacific. The character of Eat Asia as a region and its role in the globalising world. Internal dynamics. Russia and East Asia.

12

2

2

8



Middle East. Specific character of the region, internal dynamics and its role in the globalising world. Russia’s interests.

12

2

2

8



Europe as a region. Its character, sub-regions, its political and economic role. Russia in Europe.

10

2




8



Ethno-regional socio-political entities. Regional conflicts and regional consolidation.

10

2




8



Regions as proto-states.

10

2




8



Russia’s regional configuration. Administrative division, economic and ethnic regions.

22

6

4

12

Total:

108

32

8

68



5Requirements and Grading


Type of grading

Type of work

1st year

Characteristics

1

2

3

4

Continuous

Test































Essay







*




A written work of up to 3000 words; end of the 3rd module

Paper
















Colloquium
















Homework







*




Seminar presentations

Midterm

Test
















Exam
















Final

Exam










*

Oral


5.1Course Grade Criteria


Continuous assessment: students have to demonstrate their acquaintance with basic concepts, notions and underlying theories in regional studies, as well as their ability to apply their knowledge in their independent work on topics, connected with regionalism and regional studies.

Final assessment: students have to demonstrate their command of methodology of regional studies and their ability to understand, analyse and interpret regional problems independently, as well as to create analytical documents in this area.

6Course Description


Topic 1. What is a region? Regionalism: problems, notions, definitions, terminology. The main types and categories of regions.
A regional political science or political research expediency: the debate around regional studies. Nation-state approach and regional approach in political science research.

Territorial units as objects of study. Administrative, economic and ethno-cultural territorial/regional units. Intra-national regions; regions as potential states, extra-national regions; global regions. Understanding a region and defining it.

Regional institutions, regional actors and global actors. Regional political dynamics: problems and issues, rules of the game and games without rules.
Required reading:

J. Agnew. Commentary on Who needs the Nation-State? Economic Geography, vol. 89, No. 1. C. Jeffery, A. H. Schakel. Towards a regional Political Science. Regional Studies, Vol. 47, No. 3.

P.-P. Combes, T. Mayer, J.-F. Thisse.. Economic Geography. Course taught at Aix-Marseille University. http://www.vcharite.univ-mrs.fr/PP/combes/ecogeo.htm

P.-P. Combes, T. Mayer, J.-F. Thisse. Economic Geography: The Integration of Regions and Nations. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

J. Heilbron, N. Guilhot, L. Jeanpierre. Towards a Transnational History of Social Sciences. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 44, No.2, 2008.

A. Pike. Whither Regional Studies? Regional Studies, Vol. 41, No. 9, 2007

Regional World(s): Advancing the Geography of Regions. Regional Studies, Special Issue, 2013, No. 1.

D. Rodrik. Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography–Who needs the Nation-State? Economic Geography, vol. 89, No. 1.


Recommended reading:

R. Martin. Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography – Rethinking Regional Path Dependence: Beyond Lock-in to Evolution. Economic Geography, Vol. 86, No. 1.

S. Moscovici, I. Markova. The Making of Modern Social Psychology: The Hidden Story of How an International Social Science Was Created. Polity Press, 2006.

M. Wyrwich. Regional Entrepreneurial Heritage in a Socialist and a Postsocialist Economy. Economic Geography, Vol. 88, Issue 4.


Topic 2. Regionalism vs globalisation? Region vs. nation-state. Transnationalism.
Transnational world: problems and prospects. Economic and political regional connections and contradictions. Forms of transnationalism. Transnationalism as a form of globalisation.
Required reading:

J. Harrison. Configuring the New ‘Regional World’: on being caught between territory and network. Regional Studies, Vol. 47, No. 1.

M. Hart. Extraterritorial: Transnational Culture and the Question of the State. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

S. Moisio, A. Paasi. From Geopolitical to Geoeconomic: the changing political rationalities of state space. Geopolitics. Vol. 18, no. 2, 2013.

A. Paasi. The Resurgence of the ‘Region’ and ‘Regional Identity’: theoretical perspective and empirical observations on the regional dynamics in Europe. Review of International Studies. Vol. 35, pp. 121-146, 2009.

A. Quayson, G. Daswani, eds. A Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism. London: Blackwell. 2013. Wiley Online Library.

Regional World(s): Advancing the Geography of Regions. Regional Studies, Special Issue, 2013, No. 1.

M. Sokol. Economic Geographies of Globalisation. A Short Introduction. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2011.


Recommended reading:

J. Agnew. Commentary on Who needs the Nation-State? Economic Geography, vol. 89, No. 1.

B. Hettne, A. Inotal, O. Sunkel. Globalism and the New Regionalism. London: Macmillan, 1999.

A. Paasi. Regional Planning and the Mobilisation of ‘Regional Identity’: from bounded spaces to relational complexity. Regional Studies.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00343404.2012.661410?journalCode=cres20#.UhdzURZC9UQ

D. Rodrik. Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography–Who needs the Nation-State? Economic Geography, vol. 89, No. 1.


Topic 3. Global regions. Regional economies and regional politics. The dynamics and factors of intra-regional relations. Global role of regional politics.
What is a global region? The main global regions of the contemporary world. Geographical territories and economic territories. Centres of power in the global regions. The logic and internal dynamics of political and economic relations within the global regions. External and internal factors influencing them.
Required reading:

B. Buzan, O. Woever. Regions and Powers. The Structure of International Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

J. Garcia-Alvares, J.-M. Trillo-Santamaria. Between Regional Spaces and Spaces of Regionalism: cross-border region-building in the Spanish ‘State of Autonomies’. Regional Studies, Vol. 47, no. 1.

Regional World(s): Advancing the Geography of Regions. Regional Studies, Special Issue, 2013, No. 1.

M. Sokol. Economic Geographies of Globalisation. A Short Introduction. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2011.
Recommended reading:

B. Hettne, A. Inotal, O. Sunkel. Globalism and the New Regionalism. London: Macmillan, 1999.


Topic 4. Region as a locus and agent of the socio-economic growth, development and modernisation – or political and economic collapse.
Regional political perceptions and consciousness. Internal regional political and economic interdependence. Economic cluster development. Mechanisms and forms of regional growth. Regional centre and periphery. Factors of equal and unequal growth. Oil stain and salami growth. Regional domino effect in regional politics and economy.
Required reading:

D. Fornahl, S. Henn, M.-P. Menzel, eds. Emerging Clusters: Theoretical Empirical and Political Perspectives on the Initial Stage of Cluster Evolution. Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar, 2010.

V. Lawson. Reshaping Economic Geography? Producing Spaces of Inclusive Development. Economic Geography, Vol. 88, No. 4.
Recommended reading:

F. Neffke, M. Henning, R. Boschma. How do Regions Diversify over Time? Industry Relatedness and the Development of New Growth Paths in Regions. Economic Geography, vol. 87, No. 3.

R.Walker, M. Storper. The Capitalist Imperative: Territory, Technology and Industrial Growth. Wiley Publishers, 1991.
Topic 5. East Asia and Asia Pacific. The character of Eat Asia as a region and its role in the globalising world. Internal dynamics. Russia and East Asia.
The notions of East Asia and Asia Pacific. The growth of East Asia and of its significance in the past two decades. The basis and the forms of growth. Unequal development. The role of regional and national institutions. The world economy and East Asia. Economic relations and political dynamics within the region. Its political role in the world. Russia’s interests in and ties with Eat Asia. The region’s influence on Russian internal political dynamics and its economy.
Required reading:

M. Beeson. Regionalism and Globalisation in East Asia. London: Palgrave, 2007.

Y. Chul Park, K. Shin. Economic Integration and Changes in the Business Cycle in East Asia: Is the Region Decoupling from the Rest of the World? Aisan Economic Papers. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2009.

A. Kireeva. Russia’s East Asia Policy: New Opportunities and Challenges. Perceptions, Vol. XVII, No. 4, 2012. http://sam.gov.tr/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/3Anna_Kireeva.pdf

T.J. Pempel, ed. Remapping East Asia: the Construction of a Region. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
Recommended reading:

P. Fazzone. The Trans-Pacific Partnership—Towards a Free Trade Agreement of Asia Pacific? Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2012.


Topic 6. Middle East. Specific characters of the region, internal dynamics and its role in the globalising world. Russia’s interests.
Middle East continuing crisis and underlying problems. The nature and specific features of the economic infrastructure of the region. The main fault lines and dynamics of conflict. The main actors. Points of growth and resurgence. Middle East as a factor in global politics. Middle East and global security. Russia’s interests in the Middle East and ties with it. Russia’s role in the region.
Required reading

A. Kreutz. Russia in the Middle East: Friend Or Foe? Westport: Greenwood Publishers, 2007.

B. Olav Utvik, K.S. Vikor. The Middle East in a Globalized World. Papers from the Nordic Conference on Middle Eastern Studeis. Oslo, 1998.

A. Richards, J. Waterbury. A Political Economy of the Middle East. Boulder, CO:Westview Press, 2008.



Russia, the Middle East and Political Islam: Internal and External Challenges. Chatham House, REP Seminar Summary. London: Chatham House, 2009.
Recommended reading:

M. Bard. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Middle East Conflict. New York: Alpha Books, 2005.

D. Little. American Orientalism. The United States and the Middle East. The University of North Carolina Press, 2008

M. Noland, H. Pack. Arab Economies in a Changing World. Washington DC: Peterson Institute for International Economies, 2007. http://www.iie.com/publications/papers/noland1107a.pdf

E. Rumer. Dangerous Drift: Russia’s Middle East Policy. Washington: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2000.
Topic 7. Europe as a region. Its character, sub-regions, its political and economic role. Russia in Europe.
What is Europe? Specific features of Europe as an economic and political region. Regional institutions. Political and economic problems. Sub-regions. Pull and push factors. External allegiances and connection. The region’s influence and role in the world. Europe’s contradictory role as a globalizing factor. Russia in Europe. Russia’s interests in and connections with the region. Partnerships and rivalries. Russia’s role in the region. Security issues. Future scenarios.
Required reading:

E. De Silva. Between Conflict and Cooperation: the relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation in the field of energy. Centre International de Formation Européenne, 2011

J. Garcia-Alvares, J.-M. Trillo-Santamaria. Between Regional Spaces and Spaces of Regionalism: cross-border region-building in the Spanish ‘State of Autonomies’. Regional Studies, Vol. 47, no. 1.

B. Hancke, M. Rhodes, M. Thatcher. Beyond Varieties of Capitalism. Conflict, Contradiction and Complimentarities in the European Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Part 1.

M. Jones, G. Macleod. Regional Spaces, Spaces of Regionalism: territory, insurgent politics and the English question. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. Vol. 29, 2004, pp. 433-452.

A. Paasi. The Resurgence of the ‘Region’ and ‘Regional Identity’: theoretical perspective and empirical observations on the regional dynamics in Europe. Review of International Studies. Vol. 35, pp. 121-146, 2009.

PIGS: Economic Geography of Southern Europe. Economic Geography. Virtual issue. March 2013.

L. Tsoukalis. The New European Economy Revisited. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

M. Webber. Russia and Europe: conflict or cooperation. London: Macmillan, 2000.

K. Zimmerbauer. Unusual Regionalism in Northern Europe: the Barents Region in the making. Regional Studies, Vol 47, pp. 89–103, 2013.


Recommended reading:

R.A. Boschma, M. Fritsch. Creative Class and Regional Growth: Empirical Evidence from Seven European Countries. Economic Geography, Vol. 85, No. 4.

N. Fligstein. Globalisation or Europeanization? Evidence on the European Economy since 1980. Acta Sociologica, March 2002, Vol. 45 No. 1.

L. Hooghe, ed. Cohesion Policy and European Integration. Building Multi-Level Governance. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996.

M. Keating. The New Regionalism in Western Europe: territorial restructuring and political change. Cheltenham: Elgar, 1998.
Topic 8. Ethno-regional socio-political entities. Regional conflicts and regional consolidation.

Ethnic and religions territorial minorities. Continuing debate on approaches to their rights. Modern variations in their positions. The cases of the Basque territory, Northern Ireland, Hispanics in the USA, Nigeria’s regions, Uighurs in China.


Required reading:

J. Diez Medrano. Divided Nations: class, politics and nationalism in the Basque Country and Catalonia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

A. M. Dwyer. The Xinjiang Conflict: Uyghur Identity, Language Policy, and Political Discourse. Washington: East-West Centre, 2005. http://www.eastwestcenter.org/fileadmin/stored/pdfs/PS015.pdf

D.G. Gutierrez, ed. The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States since 1960. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.

P. Lewis. Growing Apart. Oil, Politics and Economic change in Indonesia and Nigeria. Michigan University Press, 2007. Chapters 5, 6, 8.

J. McGarry, B. O’Leary. Explaining Northern Ireland. Broken Images. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.


Recommended reading:

B. Kaltman. Under the Heel of the Dragon. Islam, Racism, Crime and the Uighur in China. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007.

R. Sklar. Unity or Regionalism: the Nationality Question // R. Rotberg ed. Crafting the New Nigeria: Confronting the Challenges. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004. http://rsklar.bol.ucla.edu/recentessays/regionalism.pdf
Topic 9. Regions as proto-nation states.
When can a region become a nation? Push and pull factors. External factors. The cases of Europe, Scotland, Quebec, Kurdistan.
Required reading:

M.A. Aziz. The Kurds of Iraq: Ethnonationalism and National Identity in Iraqi Kurdistan. London: Tauris, 2011.

D. Dinan. Ever Closer Union. An Introduction to European Integration. Boulder, CO: Lynne Riennar Publishers, 2010.

M. Keating. The Independence of Scotland: Self-governemnt and the Shifting Politics of Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

M. Keating: Nations against the State: The New Politics of Nationalism in Quebec, Catalonia and Scotland. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

Q. Lawrence. Invisible Nation. How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East. New York: Walker Publishing Company, 2008.

P. Lynch. Scottish Independence, the Quebec Model of secession and the Political Future of the Scottish National Party. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2005.

D. McDowall. A Modern History of the Kurds. London: Tauris, 2004.


Recommended reading:

Factual Analysis Promised as Legal Implications of Scottish Independence Made Clear. UK Government Press Release, 11/02/2013. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/factual-analysis-promised-as-legal-implications-of-scottish-independence-made-clear

S. Hix, B. Hoyland. The Political System of the European Union. Basingstock: Macmillan, 2011.

A. Koronakis, A. Papageorgiu. A President, a People, a Federal Union of European States. New Europe, 20/01/2013. http://www.neurope.eu/kn/article/president-people-federal-union-european-states

A. Newman. Federal Europe Coming Soon, EU Boss Says. New American. 10/05/2013. http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/15359-federal-europe-coming-soon-eu-boss-says

H. Ozoglu, Kurdish notables and the Ottoman state: evolving identities, competing loyalties, and shifting boundaries, SUNY press, 2004


Topic 10. Russia’s regional configuration. Administrative division, economic and ethnic regions.
Russia’s federal subjects. Economic regions. Prevailing economic patterns within each region. Interregional connections. Different types of economic regions. Ethnic regions. Relations with adjacent foreign territories and their significance for Russia’s regions. Regional political affiliations and divisions. Case studies.
Required reading:

K. Kazenin. North Caucasus in 2012: Results and Risks. Russian Economy in 2012. Trends and Outlooks. Issue 34. Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy. Moscow 2013. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2289381

P. Kompalla. The Russian Regions. Moscow is not everything. Deutsche Bank Research. 18 September 2009. http://www.ihk-nuernberg.de/de/media/PDF/International/Moskau-ist-nicht-alles-die-Regionen-Russlands.pdf



V.M.Kotlyakov, A.I. Treivish, A.N. Shevtsov, O.B. Glezer. A New Wave in Basic Research on Russia’s Spatial Develoment. Regional Research of Russia. Vol. 23, No. 2, April 2013.

I. Kurilla. Russian Regions and International Systems. A Trajectory of Post-Soviet Interaction. PONARS Policy Memo no. 422. December 2006. http://www.ponarseurasia.org/sites/default/files/policy-memos-pdf/pm_0422.pdf

H. Lehmann, M.G. Silvagni. Is There Convergence of Russia’s Regions? Exploring the Empirical Evidence: 1995–2010.OECD, 6 August 2013.

http://www.oecdilibrary.org/docserver/download/5k422105ht33.pdf?expires=1377632932&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=DAF4A5B7D08153F7FE212BE9811EB3CFG.



L. McCann. Economic Development in Tatarstan: Global Markets and a Russian Region. Londn: RoutledgeKerson, 2005. http://www.kilibro.com/en/book/preview/1262664/economic-development-in-tatarstan

J. Nichol. Stability in Russia’s Chechnia and Other Regions of the North Caucasus: recent developments. Washington: Congressional Research Service, 2009.

D. Sagramoso. Violence and Conflict in the Russian North Caucasus. International Affairs, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2007.

V.S. Selin. Russia’s Northern Regions: Economic Dynamics and Problems. Regional Research of Russia. Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2012.

G. Sharafutdinova. Paradiplomacy in the Russian Regions: Tatarstan’s Search for Statehood. Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2003.
D.S.Vishnevskii, A.N.Demyanenko. Russian Far East: Macroeconomic Zoning. Regional Research of Russia. Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2012

D. Zhitin. Regional Aspects of Migration Flows in the Russian Federation. Regional Research of Russia. Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2012.
Recommended reading:

M. Derrick. The Merging of Russia’s Regions as Applied Nationality Policy: A Suggested Rationale. Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3(3) – Summer 2009. http://cria-online.org/8_7.html



J.B. Dunlop, R. Menon. Chaos in the North Caucasus and Russia’s Future. Survival: Global Politica and Strategy. Vol. 48, No. 2, 2006.

G. Gill, R. Kanet, eds. Politics in the Russian Regions. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

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