CampusHaverford
SemesterFall_2013
Registration IDRUSSH249A01
Course TitleThe Soviet System and Its Demise
Credit1.0
DepartmentRussian
InstructorVladimir Kontorovich
Time And DaysMW 2:30-4:00
Room LocationLink 309
Additional Course InfoSO I
Cross-listed in Economics and Political Science
Prerequisite: Two one-sem courses in Econ, Pols, or Hist.
The Soviet system was inspired by some of the loftiest ideals of humanity. The entire society was redesigned so as to pursue common goals, rather than conflicting private objectives. The economy was run for people, not profits. The Soviet system is no more, but the ideas on which it was founded will probably always be with us. What does the largest social and economic experiment in history teach us? The course is 1/3 political science and 2/3 economics.
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