POLS 422 POLITICS IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE (3-0-3)(F/S). A comparative analysis of the political systems of the former Soviet republics and Eastern Europe, with primary emphasis on Russia. Special attention will be given to the collapse of communism, the problem of democratization, and the transition from state to socialism to a market economy. PREREQ: POLS 305; or International Business major or minor, junior standing or PERM/INST. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: POLS 305; or International Business major or minor, junior standing or permission of instructor.