Gorbachev and Perestroika

  • Martin McCauley

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martin McCauley
    Pages 1-12
  3. Elizabeth Teague
    Pages 13-29
  4. R. W. Davies
    Pages 30-48
  5. Philip Hanson
    Pages 49-69
  6. Karl-Eugen Wädekin
    Pages 70-95
  7. Michael Kaser, Michael Maltby
    Pages 96-105
  8. Alastair McAuley
    Pages 106-115
  9. Nick Lampert
    Pages 116-134
  10. Bohdan Nahaylo
    Pages 135-153
  11. Stephen Dalziel
    Pages 154-168
  12. Margot Light
    Pages 169-188
  13. Julian Graffy
    Pages 189-207
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 208-222

About this book


This book provides a narrative and analysis of the first four years of the Gorbachev phenomenon. All areas of great significance are covered. Special attention is paid to the economy, nationality affairs and foreign affairs. Gorbachev's standing abroad is much higher than at home. Seen by many abroad as a charismatic figure, he has still to convince the average worker and farmer that perestroika is good for them. The first four years present a fascinating tableau of Soviet change and resistance to change. This book provides the reader with the insights to understand the processes now under way in the largest country in the world. For those who wish to be informed about the Soviet Union and aim to follow events there, it will be required reading.


economy employment foreign policy Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin McCauley
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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