Politics of Religion in Post Soviet States

Jul 2006

At the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Professor Dmitri Glinski taught the seminar Politics of Religion in Post Soviet States. Professor Glinski approached the transformation process in the post soviet space from an angle that is usually neglected by political science. The course touches mainly Russian, but also Ukrainian and Central Asian, history, culture and political systems in order to show the importance and depth the politics of religion. This is not a course about spirit or believe but really about politics. Thanks to this course my picture of the post soviet states has gained an important faccette. Professor Glinski is very helpful when it comes to writing papers or doing research. This is defenitely neccessary, since most students have not touched this particular topic before. His lectures/monologes might be a little confusing at times. Class participation will maintain coherence in class discussion. I highly recommend this class.