Power and Politics in the Soviet Union

The Crumbling of an Empire

  • Leo Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 154-160

About this book


Analyzes the nature of power in the USSR and its evolution since the Bolshevik Revolution. The main thrust of this work, however, is in tracing the fragmentation of power since Gorbachev introduced his reforms and examining the changes in the power structure as a result of perestroika.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Leo Cooper
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  1. 1.Centre of Soviet and East European StudiesUniversity of MelbourneAustralia

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