The new MSU Master in Public Policy on Post-Soviet Space is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. The Program starts in 2018.
The objective of the program is to help students to think critically about complex policy issues, to make decisions and to transform their ideas into action. Besides, the program aims to educate young political scientists and potential policy-makers with deep knowledges in fields of Post-Soviet policy-making process and comparative politics. Finally, another principal objective of the program is to provide our students with modern methodology of public policy analysis and elaborate the skills of critical public policy evaluation.
The program consists of a number of mandatory core courses in public policy analysis, economics, law, and methods. In addition to the mandatory core curriculum, students have the opportunity to develop thematic expertise by pursuing one of the optional areas of concentration.
Power Networks and political institutions in Post-Soviet States
Different Norms and Realities: Post-Soviet and Western Values
The Soviet Civilization
Political and Social Profile of Post-Soviet Elites
Post-Soviet Political Economy
International Policy in the Post-Soviet space
Regional security in the Post-Soviet Space
The models of the Political Integration in the Post-Soviet Space
USSR disintegration: political and economic causes
Color revolutions in the post-soviet space
Neo-patrimonial democracy in Ukraine
Belorussia: the specific model of state-building
Military threats in the Post-Soviet Space
Baltic States: from Soviet to European Union
Political Islam in Post-Soviet Countries
Political Regimes in Central Asia: Post-Soviet Specific
EU “Eastern Policy”: prospects and restrictions
Post-Soviet Space in the Context of China’s Integrational Project
Eurasian Integration’s Economic Model
Political Regimes in Caucasus Republics: Post-Soviet Specific
BRICS as Alternative Globalization
“Frozen Conflicts” in the Post-Soviet Space
Post-Soviet Space in Context of Russian Foreign Policy
“Problem States” of the Post-Soviet Space
State Companies as Economy and Policy Actors in the Post-Soviet Space.