Communism and It's Collapse / Edition 1

Communism and It's Collapse / Edition 1

by Stephen White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415171806

ISBN-13: 9780415171809

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Ranging from the Russian revolution of 1917 to the collapse of Eastern Europe in the 1980s this study examines Communist rule. By focusing primarily on the USSR and Eastern Europe Stephen White covers the major topics and issues affecting these countries, including:
* communism as a doctrine
* the evolution of Communist rule
* the challenges to Soviet

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Overview

Ranging from the Russian revolution of 1917 to the collapse of Eastern Europe in the 1980s this study examines Communist rule. By focusing primarily on the USSR and Eastern Europe Stephen White covers the major topics and issues affecting these countries, including:
* communism as a doctrine
* the evolution of Communist rule
* the challenges to Soviet authority in Hungary and Yugoslavia
* the emerging economic fragility of the 1960s
* the complex process of collapse in the 1980s.

Any student or scholar of European history will find this an essential addition to their reading list.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415171809
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Making of the Contemporary World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology
1What was communism?1
2The establishment of communist rule11
3'National communism' in Eastern Europe21
4The limits of reform30
5A system in decline41
6Transition from below52
7Transition from above61
8Explaining communist collapse71
Further reading82
Index88

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