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The Politics of Transition: Shaping a Post-Soviet Futureby Stephen White
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This book, written by three of the West's leading scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet affairs, traces the politics of transition in the late 1980s and early 1990s from its origins to its uncertain post-communist future. Detailed but clearly and accessibly written, The Politics of Transition provides an ideal guide for students and specialists to the changes that have been taking place in the politics of the newly-independent nations that together constitute a sixth of the world's land surface.
Written by three of the West's leading scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet affairs, this survey traces the politics of transition in the late 1980s and early 1990s, from its origins to its uncertain post-communist future,
This book traces the politics of transition in the late 1980s and early 1990s from its origins to its uncertain post-communist future. The authors analyse the full impact of transition of official and popular values, central and local political institutions, post-Soviet republics, the CPSU and the parties which replaced it, and political participation.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-273) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Beyond marxism; 2. Reforming the electoral system; 3. Structures of government; 4. The presidency and central government; 5. From union to independence; 6. Patterns of republic and local politics; 7. The withering away of the party; 8. The emergence of competitive politics; 9. The politics of economic interests; 10. Public opinion and the political process; 11. Letters and political communication; 12. The Soviet transition and 'democracy from above'.
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