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Ideology and Soviet Politics

Ideology and Soviet Politics


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The official ideology of Marxism-Leninism is central to Soviet politics and yet its development in recent years has received very little scholarly attention. In this book a group of leading specialists drawn from both sides of the Atlantic advance decisively upon all earlier discussions of this subject to provide both an authoritative and detailed picture of the development of official ideology from the early years up to Gorbachev's 1986 Party Programme, as well as a consideration of the changing role of ideology in Soviet foreign and domestic policy-making. The book will be required reading for all students of Soviet and communist politics; it should also be of interest to a wider non-specialist audience.

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ISBN-13: 9780333439104
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/26/1988
Series: Studies in Russia and East Europe
Edition description: 1988
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of the Contributors - Preface - Ideology and Soviet Politics; S.White - What is to Count as Ideology in Soviet Politics?; M.Waller - Political Ideologies in the Soviet Union; A.G.Meyer - Ideology and System-Building; the Experience under Lenin and Stalin; G.Gill - Developed Socialism and the New Preogramme of the CPSU; A.B.Evans - Ideology and the Economy; D.A.Dyker - Local Soviets and Popular Needs: Where the Official Ideology Meets Everyday Life; M.E.Urban - Ideology and the Role of Women; M.Buckley - Ideology and the National Question; P.Duncan - The Long and Winding Road: Trajectories to Peace and Socialism in Contemporary Soviet Ideology; S.Shenfield - Ideology and the Policy Process; A.Pravda - Index

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