Democratization of
Eastern Europe

Dr. Brunell

Week-by-Week Course Plan

What is Democracy?  How can we measure it?

The Geography of Post-Communist Europe

East Europe as a Unit of Study and Caught Between Empires


Nations and States

Peasant Life

Czarism/Early Western Impressions of Russia


The Russian Revolution


The Interwar Years and WWII


The Captive Mind

Man of Marble

Critique of Real Existing Socialism

Failed Revolutions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia

Critical Intellectuals

Behind the Curtain Lecture

The Gang of Four

The New Evolutionism and Living as If

Witness to Hope: :  John Paul II


A Carnival of Revolution


The Glorious Revolutions of 1989

Timeline 1988-89

Notes on Roskin, Chpts. 6-10


Post-Communist Political Reform

Post-Communist Economic Reform

Building Post-Communist Civil Societies


Leninist Legacies and Post-Communist Dynamism

Geographic Diffusion and Post-Communist Change

Notes on Kopstein and Reilly

Brunell and Johnson on Transnational Policy Networks and Domestic Violence


Institutional Capital


Democracy Derailed:  The Failure of Open Politics in Russia

       Chapters 1 and 2

       Chapter 3

       Chapters 4 and 5

       Chapters 6-8


The Bases of European Identity
    The EU:  Federation or Empire?
    Core Europe

Post-Communist Governments:
    Baby bonuses
    Polish Troops in Iraq

    Hungary's PM
    On EU Membership
    Citizenship for Hungarians in Romania

    Russia's Economic Transition
    Russia's Antirevolutionary Revolution
    First Steps: AA in Russia


Introduction to the Balkans

History and Disintegration of Yugoslavia

Map of Ethnic Groups in the Former Yugoslavia

Security in the Balkans

Where Worlds Collide:  The Caucasus

Caucasus Map

Accidental Statehood:  The Stans

Islam in the Central Asian Republics