ISBN-10:
0674325648
ISBN-13:
9780674325647
Pub. Date:
01/08/1998
Publisher:
Harvard
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 PeiMinxin Pei
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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: 9780674325647
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/08/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Minxin Pei is Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and Roberts Fellow, and Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, at Claremont McKenna College.

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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