Rethinking Soviet Communism

Rethinking Soviet Communism

by Peter Shearman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230507876
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/06/2015
Series: Rethinking World Politics
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter Shearman is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. The October Revolution, and the Rise and Demise of Soviet Communism.- 3. Soviet Ideology and Theories of Soviet Communism.- 4. Soviet Communism and the International Communist Movement.- 5. Soviet Communism and the Third World.- 6. Soviet Communism and the West.- 7. Soviet Communism and the National Question.- 8. Soviet Communism and International Security.- 9. Conclusions.

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[C]omprehensively documented, conceptually bold and persuasively argued… [it] succeeds in grasping the many intricacies and ramifications of the Soviet Union as a political, economic, social and cultural configuration … In this morally intelligent book, Shearman succeeds admirably in explaining how Leninism's originally heroic ethos turned into an abysmally mendacious justification for appalling mass crimes.' – Vladimir Tismaneanu, International Affairs

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