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The politics of transition : shaping a post-Soviet future / Stephen White, Graeme Gill, Darrell Slider.

; Gill, Graeme J ; Slider, Darrell
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
ISBN 0521446341, 0521440947

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Other Authors Gill, Graeme J.
Slider, Darrell.
Subjects Democratisering.
Ex-URSS -- Politique et gouvernement.
Former Soviet republics -- Politics and government.
Politics and government
Politieke verandering.
Politischer Wandel.
Sociale verandering.
Soviet Union -- Former Soviet republics.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991.
Soviet Union.
URSS -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1985-1991.
Description x, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-273) and index.
Summary "The Soviet system has undergone a dramatic transformation: from communist monopoly to multiparty politics, from Marxism to competing values, from centralisation to fragmentation, and from state ownership to a mixed economy. This book, by three of the West's leading scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet affairs, traces the politics of transition in the late 1980s and early 1990s from its origins to its uncertain post-communist future. The authors analyse the full impact of transition on official and popular values, central and local political institutions, post-Soviet republics, the CPSU and the parties which replaced it, and political participation. A final chapter considers the problematic nature of this form of 'democracy from above'. Detailed but clearly and accessibly written, The politics of transition provides an ideal guide to the changes that have been taking place in the politics of the newly independent nations that together constitute a sixth of the world's land surface."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Beyond Marxism -- Reforming the electoral system -- Structures of government -- The Presidency and central government -- From union to independence -- Patterns of republic and local politics -- The withering away of the party -- The emergence of competitive politics -- The politics of economic interests -- Public opinion and the political process -- Letters and political communication -- The Soviet transition and "democracy from above."
Geographic Area Soviet Union
Network Numbers (OCoLC)27187473
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities White, Stephen, 1945-
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