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From reform to revolution : the demise of communism in China and the Soviet Union

Author: Minxin Pei
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994.
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The demise of communism in the former Soviet Union and the massive political and economic changes in China are the stunning transformations of our century. Two central questions are emerging: Why did different communist systems experience different patterns of transition? Why did partial reforms in the Soviet Union and China turn into revolutions? This unique analytical and empirical study shows that patterns of  Read more...
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Pei, Minxin.
From reform to revolution.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)654396750
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Minxin Pei
ISBN: 067432563X 9780674325630
OCLC Number: 29668817
Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Regime Transition in Communist States --
2. Explaining the Tocqueville Paradox --
3. China's Capitalist Revolution --
4. The Private Sector under Perestroika --
5. The Self-Liberalization of China's Mass Media --
6. The Liberal Takeover of the Soviet Mass Media under Glasnost.
Responsibility: Minxin Pei.

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This text analyzes comparatively the different routes of transition to democracy and a market economy in the Soviet Union, China, and, to a lesser extent, former communist states in Eastern Europe  Read more...

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An outstanding scholarly work with a powerful argument, reams of relevant data, and a crisp, succinct presentation. It is among the very best of its genre.--Barrett McCormick "China Journal "

 
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