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Gorbachev and Political Transformation

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:
10.1093/0192880527.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

A central thesis of the book, elaborated especially in this chapter, is that from the outset of his General Secretaryship, Gorbachev was seriously interested in political change as well as in ... More


The Rhetoric of Reform or a Consolidation of Power? Gorbachev's Defeat of Left and Right at the Nineteenth CPSU Conference, June 1988

Helen Hardman

in Gorbachev's export of Perestroika to Eastern Europe: Democratisation reconsidered

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719079788
eISBN:
9781781706213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079788.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses how Gorbachev stage-managed the Nineteenth party conference to create the illusion that the CPSU was unified in its support of perestroika. Gorbachev's apparent defeat at the ... More


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