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HMRT 26500/36500 Human Rights in Russia & Eurasia

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Human Rights in Russia and Eurasia

Human Rights in Russia and Eurasia
Instructor: Andrew Janco, Lecturer, Human Rights Program
HMRT 26500/36500 (= HIST 29312/39313, SLAV 26500/36500)
Monday – Wednesday: 3:00 – 4:20 pm

This course focuses on the political economy of human rights in Russia and Eurasia. We will study how international norms have been “imported” by post-Soviet states.  How have regional politics and cultures shaped how rights norms are understood and how they are protected in practice?  Why do many post-Soviet countries fail to protect the rights of their citizens?  Using knowledge of the history, political culture and social practices of the region, we will work to identify those rights issues with the most potential for positive change and those more likely to remain enduring problems.

Subject Headings and Keywords

Countries and Regions

   Russia (Federation) 1991-

   Soviet Union  1917-1991

   Eurasia [For this LibGuide, Eurasia is defined as the former
                Soviet Republics of Central Asia and Transcaucasia]

   Central Asia

  •       Kazakhstan
  •       Kyrgyzstan
  •       Tajikistan
  •       Turkmenistan
  •       Uzbekistan


  •       Armenia
  •       Azerbaidjan
  •       Georgia



Any geographic entity (city, country, region) can be attached to any subject heading and searched in the Library Catalog to determine which books and journals we have that are related to your topic. For example:

   Civil rights--Turkmenistan
   Human rights--History
   Human rights--Eurasia
   Human rights--Uzbekistan
   Human rights--Asia, Central
   Human rights--Islamic countries
   Human rights--Cross-cultural studies
   Human rights--Law and legislation
   Human rights--Protection
   Human rights--Russia (Federation)--Chechniia
   Human rights advocacy--Russia (Federation)
   Human rights advocacy--Government policy
   Humanitarian law--Caucasus
   Asia, Central--Economic conditions
   Asia, Central--Politics and government
   Transcaucasia--Social conditions
   Transcaucasia--Politics and government
   Post-communism--Asia, Central
   Women's rights--Armenia
   Freedom of the press--Russia (Federation)
   Freedom of religion--Asia, Central
   Religious minorities--Legal status, laws, etc.--Russia (Federation)
   Minorities--Legal status, laws, etc.--Russia (Federation


Feel free to contact me for help in developing a thesaurus of key words and phrases that will lead you to material on your chosen topics.




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