Power in the Party

The Organization of Power and Central-Republican Relations in the CPSU

  • Graeme Gill
  • Roderic Pitty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Graeme Gill, Roderic Pitty
    Pages 1-22
  3. Graeme Gill, Roderic Pitty
    Pages 23-44
  4. Graeme Gill, Roderic Pitty
    Pages 45-71
  5. Graeme Gill, Roderic Pitty
    Pages 72-100
  6. Graeme Gill, Roderic Pitty
    Pages 101-148
  7. Graeme Gill, Roderic Pitty
    Pages 149-173
  8. Graeme Gill, Roderic Pitty
    Pages 174-183
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 184-222

About this book


This book examines the course of official criticism of republican leaderships in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from Stalin's death until the collapse of central control in the late 1980s. It focuses upon five republics, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belorussia. The extraordinary power of the central leadership to replace particular republican leaders is contrasted with the continuing dominance of elite politics in these republics by local cliques with substantial and increasing autonomy from Moscow.


autonomy campaign Campaigning communism criticism death organization organizations politics reform Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Graeme Gill
    • 1
  • Roderic Pitty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GovernmentUniversity of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230376694
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39843-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37669-4
  • About this book