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Watch this documentary http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/putins-way/ about Putin’s leadership in Russia. After watching the documentary try to link the political phenomena in Russia to the following concepts -a. Time b. Individualsc. Processd. Ideas e. Culture (shared meanings)f. StateWhile doing this think about what theoretical approach might be best to explain Russian politics. From the Lecture Theoretical approach in comparative politics: 1. Institutional ( Macro)(History, process, time, causality with time, structure ‘executive, judiciary , legislative’) 2. Rational Choice (Individuals , Rationality- Strategy, Formal Model, President> future, Economics> utility) 3. Culture Approaches *Micro/ Marco* (Shared values >norms, beliefs} , Civic engagement, Political social identity, Political ritual) 4. Constructive (Ideas, Processes, language> rhetoric)