Contemporary Russia and CIS


Theme and learning objectives of the class: reflection on social change in the broadest sense (its factors, its progression, the role of historical legacies ...) based on Russia in the 2000-2020 period, which serves as a true laboratory; reflection on the theoretical interplay between hard power and soft power and their articulation in Russia in the 2010-2020 period.

Recommended Prerequisite(s)

A good command of Russian is necessary.


  • Daucé F., Une paradoxale oppression. Le pouvoir et les associations en Russie, CNRS Editions, 2013.
  • Dufy C., Le troc dans le marché, pour une sociologie des échanges dans la Russie postsoviétique, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007.
  • Dufy C., Weber F., L’ethnographie économique, Paris, La Découverte, 2006.
  • Favarel-Garrigues G., Rousselet K.(dir.), La Russie contemporaine, Fayard, coll. CERI, 2010.
  • Laruelle M., Le nouveau nationalisme russe, des repères pour comprendre, L’œuvre éditions, 2010.

Educational formula

Each session is divided into two parts: compulsory reading of theoretical literature with discussion and submission of a reading report (part 1) and presentations, illustrations, group discussions, and screening of film clips (part 2).


In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching



Educational manager :
Dufy Caroline [+]