Eurasianism as a dialogue of civilizations and cultures Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
The course focuses on the analysis of is a political movement in Russia, formerly within the primarily Russian emigrant community, that posits that Russian civilisation does not belong in the "European" or "Asian" categories but instead to the geopolitical concept of Eurasia.
The student will be able to describe and evaluate the many varieties of Eurasianism that have emerged over the 20th century and understand why and how the idea of empire continues to appeal in post-Soviet space
The course does not have specific prerequisites though certain knowledge of Soviet History and International Relations, as well as Geography of Eurasia will be a plus.
Exams (25%), Activity in classromm (75%)
Week1: Introduction: Eurasianism-Marginal or Mainstream in Contemporary Russia? Week2: The Historical Roots of the Eurasianist Idea Week3: The birth of Eurasianism
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