From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union

From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union

by Minxin Pei
     
 

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ISBN-10: 067432563X

ISBN-13: 9780674325630

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press

The demise of communism in the former Soviet Union and the massive political and economic changes in China are the stunning transformations of our century. Two central questions are emerging: Why did different communist systems experience different patterns of transition? Why did partial reforms in the Soviet Union and China turn into revolutions?

Overview

The demise of communism in the former Soviet Union and the massive political and economic changes in China are the stunning transformations of our century. Two central questions are emerging: Why did different communist systems experience different patterns of transition? Why did partial reforms in the Soviet Union and China turn into revolutions?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674325630
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Regime Transition in Communist States

Explaining the Tocqueville Paradox

China's Capitalist Revolution

The Private Sector under Perestroika

The Self-Liberalization of China's Mass Media

The Liberal Takeover of the Soviet Mass Media under Glasnost

Conclusion

Abbreviations

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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