Red Sunset: The Failure of Soviet Politics / Edition 1

Red Sunset: The Failure of Soviet Politics / Edition 1

by Philip G. Roeder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691019428

ISBN-13: 9780691019420

Pub. Date: 09/20/1993

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Why did the Soviet system fail? How is it that a political order, born of revolution, perished from stagnation? What caused a seemingly stable polity to collapse? Philip Roeder finds the answer to these questions in the Bolshevik 'constitution'--the fundamental rules of the Soviet system that evolved from revolutionary times into the post-Stalin era.  See more details below

Overview

Why did the Soviet system fail? How is it that a political order, born of revolution, perished from stagnation? What caused a seemingly stable polity to collapse? Philip Roeder finds the answer to these questions in the Bolshevik 'constitution'--the fundamental rules of the Soviet system that evolved from revolutionary times into the post-Stalin era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691019420
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/20/1993
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Ch. 1Why Did Soviet Bolshevism Fail?3
Ch. 2The Authoritarian Constitution22
Ch. 3Creating the Constitution of Bolshevism, 1917-195341
Ch. 4Reciprocal Accountability, 1953-198666
Ch. 5Balanced Leadership, 1953-198694
Ch. 6Institutionalized Stagnation119
Ch. 7The Domestic Policy Spiral144
Ch. 8The Dialectics of Military Planning177
Ch. 9The Failure of Constitutional Reform, 1987-1991210
Ch. 10Can Authoritarian Institutions Survive?246
Notes255
Select Bibliography307
Index311

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