Subversive Institutions: The Design and the Destruction of Socialism and the State / Edition 1

Subversive Institutions: The Design and the Destruction of Socialism and the State / Edition 1

by Valerie Bunce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521585929

ISBN-13: 9780521585927

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on a series of controlled comparisons among regimes and states, Valerie Bunce's book argues that two factors account for the remarkable collapse of the socialist dictatorships in Europe from 1989-1992: the institutional design of socialism as a regime, a state and a bloc, and the rapid expansion during the 1980s of opportunities for domestic and

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Overview

Based on a series of controlled comparisons among regimes and states, Valerie Bunce's book argues that two factors account for the remarkable collapse of the socialist dictatorships in Europe from 1989-1992: the institutional design of socialism as a regime, a state and a bloc, and the rapid expansion during the 1980s of opportunities for domestic and international change. Together, these two factors explain not just why socialist regimes and states ended, but also why the process was peaceful in some cases and violent in others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521585927
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. The collapse of socialism and socialist states; 2. Domestic socialism: monopoly and deregulation; 3. Federalism and the Soviet Bloc: monopoly and deregulation; 4. Leaving socialism; 5. Leaving the state; 6. Violent versus peaceful state dismemberment; 7. Institutions and opportunities: constructing and deconstructing regimes and states.

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