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After Gorbachev

After Gorbachev

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: September 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521458962

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  • Dramatic and confusing changes in what used to be the Soviet Union have transformed the world in which we live. Communist rule has given way to multiparty politics; a command economy is being painfully privatised; almost every social and cultural value has been overturned; and perestroika has now been swept away by the reforming policies of Boris Yeltsin. In turn, these policies are now challenged by a variety of conservative and nationalist forces. This fourth edition of Stephen White's best-selling introductory text has been revised throughout. A new final chapter charts the first turbulent years of Yeltsin's troubled presidency and the background to his radical policies. Clearly written but detailed and authoritative, After Gorbachev, like its predecessors, will continue to provide an unrivalled guide to the processes of transition, upheaval, and collapse which now characterise Russia and the post-Soviet republics.

    • Latest version of White's best-seller, updated to April 1993 to include Yeltsin's battles with Russian parliament and referendum victory
    • First three editions have sold 17,500 copies between them since 1990, and interest in Yeltsin should ensure interest will continue
    • There is still no other comparable text by a scholar of White's stature to compete with this book
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    Product details

    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: September 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521458962
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. From Brezhnev to Gorbachev
    2. Democratising the political system
    3. Glasnost and public life
    4. Reforming the planned economy
    5. The Soviet multinational state
    6. The Soviet Union and the wider world
    7. Gorbachev and the politics of perestroika
    8. Towards a new Russia?

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    Stephen White, University of Glasgow

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