ERIC Number: ED420579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Charting Russia's Future in the Post-Soviet Era. Revised. Choices For the 21st Century.
Lhowe, Mary, Ed.
This unit is part of a continuing series on current foreign policy issues. The first section asks students to consider Russia's future as if they were Russian. Background readings provide information to help students address policy issues and include: (1) "Lessons from Russia's Past"; and (2) "Exploring the New Russia." Once students have discussed background issues they are faced with the policy options: (1) "Strength in Unity"; (2) "Proceed with Caution"; and (3) "Look Outward." The second section asks students to see the world through Russian eyes and to contemplate Russian choices in the areas of economic development, political organization, and foreign policy. The core of the section offers three distinct directions, or futures, for Russia in the coming years. Each future is grounded in a clearly defined philosophy about Russia's place in the world and offers broad guidelines on fundamental public policy issues in Russia. The background reading prepares students to assess Russia's policy choices. Part 1 surveys four key periods of reform in Russian history, ranging from the reign of Peter the Great to the Gorbachev era. Part 2 reviews the momentous changes that have taken place in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, focusing in particular on new political thinking, economic reform, and Russia's evolving international relations. The unit involves role playing as well as policy research and debate. (Contains supplementary documents and suggests readings at the end of section 1.) (EH)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Diplomatic History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Instructional Materials, International Relations, National Security, Peace, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World Affairs, World History
Choices Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Box 1948, Providence, RI, 02912 ($12).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Russia