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The Power of Ideas and the Power of Appointment

Archie Brown

in The Gorbachev Factor

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192880529
eISBN:
9780191598876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0192880527.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

A back‐handed tribute to the power of ideas had been paid by the Soviet leadership prior to Gorbachev's coming to power through the lengths to which they went not only to promote official ... More


Soviet New Thinking and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Beth A. Fischer

in The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan's Cold War Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178172
eISBN:
9780813178189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178172.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Triumphalists make no effort to understand why the Soviets disarmed, reformed, and collapsed. They simply assume the Reagan administration caused these policy changes. Chapters 4 and 5 correct this ... More


The Social Creativity of Deng and Gorbachev

Deborah Welch Larson and Alexei Shevchenko

in Quest for Status: Chinese and Russian Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300236040
eISBN:
9780300245158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236040.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter interprets the reforms by Deng Xiaoping and Mikhail Gorbachev in the context of their efforts to find alternative means to great power status—through social creativity. Deng launched the ... More


The Soviet Union and Cold War Interventions

Allison Roy

in Russia, the West, and Military Intervention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199590636
eISBN:
9780191756214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590636.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains how the bipolar Cold War environment shaped self-interested interventions by both superpowers. Ideology acted as a cognitive and discursive framework for Soviet leaders. It was ... More


Paradigm Breaking: Surfacing and Challenging Key Assumptions

MITROFF IAN I. and LINSTONE HAROLD A.

in The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Challenging key assumptions is one of the most critical central aspects of New Thinking. To be able to illustrate the process of surfacing and challenging key assumptions, this chapter provides an ... More


Facing the Nuclear Debates in the 1980s

CHRISTOPH BLUTH

in Britain, Germany, and Western Nuclear Strategy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280040
eISBN:
9780191684340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280040.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the development of nuclear weapons policy in the 1980s. This was the era when the Alliance was facing major controversies over nuclear weapons policy such as Intermediate ... More


Moscow Calls Off the Arms Race

Beth A. Fischer

in The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan's Cold War Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178172
eISBN:
9780813178189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178172.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Told from the Kremlin’s perspective, this chapter debunks the myth that Reagan’s military buildup—and SDI in particular—compelled the Soviets to agree to arms reductions and then to collapse. In ... More


Time and History in Rosenzweig from Temp oral Existence to Eternity

in Exemplarity and Chosenness: Rosenzweig and Derrida on the Nation of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755214
eISBN:
9780804769976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755214.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the development of Franz Rosenzweig's thought as a philosophy of history. It considers his early rejection of historical relativism, the messianic epistemology he proposed in ... More


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