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210090 VO BAK15: SpezialVO East European Studies (2022S)

Eastern Europe since the Financial and the Covid 19 Crises

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lecture class is planned in person. In case the pandemic situation does not allow in person teaching, we will move online, but this will only be a temporary move. You will be informed in due time should such an emergency arise.

Monday 07.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 28.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 04.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 25.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 02.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 09.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 16.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 23.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 30.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 13.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 20.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008/20 and the COVID-19 crisis since 2020 have posed significant challenges to countries in Eastern Europe. In many countries, the Financial Crisis has ushered in political changes – such as the rise of populism and democratic backsliding. It has also put the region´s economic models – often heavily dependent on Western investors – under strain. The COVID-19 crisis has shown that hospitals are notoriously underfunded, and that there is a shortage of medical personal that has been reinforced by the free movement of labor in the EU. Moreover, as populations do not trust governments, crisis management often fails. Both the financial crisis and the COVID-crisis have also led to increasing geopolitical tensions among the EU, China and Russia over the influence in the region. The lecture course will take stock of these recent developments, exploring the vulnerabilities of countries in the region, and strategies how they cope with the challenges stemming from the multiple crises.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written Exam (multiple choice) at the end of the semester

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Passing the written exam

Examination topics

The exam will be based on the content of the lectures and the readings. For each unit, one reading will be assigned.

Reading list

will be posted on moodle

Association in the course directory

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