Skip to content Skip to navigation

Transformation of Socialist Societies (SOC 213A, SOC 313A)

313

A quarter-century from the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have gained broad perspective on the challenges of wholesale transformations away from socialism. This course explores the process and social consequences of opening the economies of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and China to market forces. We will answer questions about how individuals and social systems respond to the particular challenges of rapid economic and political openings, including demographic challenges, corruption, nationalism, and growing inequality. We will compare the Eastern European and Post-Soviet experiences of these issues with the Chinese experience, and highlight the similarities and distinctions between transformations in these societies.

Subject: 
REES
Course ID: 
216 312
Grading: 
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Course Tags Human: