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POLS 345 - Russian, Central, and East European Politics

  • 3 credits

Political structures and processes in Russia, Central and East Europe, and selected post-Communist countries.

Freshmen not allowed.

This course can be applied toward:


POLS 241 (Comparative Government and Politics).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • After The Wall, 4th Ed.
    ISBN: 9781586485597
  • Central & East European Politics, 3rd Ed.
    ISBN: 9781442224216
  • Politics of Privatization, 11th Ed.
    ISBN: 9781588267832
  • Understanding Contemporary Russia, 9th Ed.
    ISBN: 9781588265616


Marni Berg

(970) 491-6338 |

I have a bachelor's degree in international affairs from University of Colorado in Boulder, a multidisciplinary degree (political science, history, economics, French, etc.). I started my master's degree in the School of International Service at the American University in Washington D.C. and interned at the Brookings Institution in Russian foreign economic policy. I finished my M.A. in political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis on international relations and wrote my thesis on international law and the effects of perestroika in the Soviet Union. I earned my Ph.D. from Colorado State University in political science with an emphasis on international environmental politics, comparative Central and Eastern European politics, and international relations.