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Collective leadership in Soviet politics

Author: Graeme J Gill
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Palgrave studies in political leadership series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies the way in which the top leadership in the Soviet Union changed over time from 1917 until the collapse of the country in 1991. Its principal focus is the tension between individual leadership and collective rule, and it charts how this played out over the life of the regime. The strategies used by the most prominent leader in each period - Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev - to  Read more...
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Gill, Graeme J.
Collective leadership in Soviet politics.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
(OCoLC)1022084279
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme J Gill
ISBN: 9783319769622 3319769626
OCLC Number: 1029352591
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction: The Study of Soviet Leadership; The Institutional Basis of Elite Politics; References; Chapter 2 Oligarchy with a Predominant Leader, 1917-22; Institutional Fluidity; Dynamics of Conflict Within the Collective; The Shape of Elite Consensus; Personalized Politics; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Rule by Pure Oligarchy, 1923-29; Strategies of Factional Conflict; Appeal to Authority; Role of Policy; Mobilization of Institutions; On Factions; The Dynamics of Opposition; Conclusion; References Chapter 4 From the Predominant to the Dominant Leader, 1930-53Oligarchy with a Predominant Leader, 1930-34; Institutional Context; The Norms of Leadership Politics; The Leader Dominant and Involved, 1935-41; The Institutional Arena; Norms of Leadership Politics; Dominant Leader Within the Collective, 1941-45; Dominant, but Distant, 1945-53; Institutional Contours; The Norms of Leadership Politics; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 The Limits of the Predominant Leader, 1953-64; The Elite Consensus; The Post-Stalin Elite; Undermining Collectivism; The Achilles Heel of Leadership Predominance ConclusionReferences; Chapter 6 Predominant Leader Within the Collective, 1964-82; Development of a Brezhnev Faction?; Norms of Elite Politics; Institutional Contours of Elite Politics; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Collectivism Collapses, 1982-91; The Interregnum: Andropov and Chernenko; Gorbachev and the Collapse of Collective Leadership; A Gorbachev Faction?; The Strategy of the Predominant Leader; Mode of Opposing the Predominant Leader; Destruction of the Institutions of Collective Leadership; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8 Conclusion; Formal Norms; Informal Norms Predominant Leader and the Collective 1Pure Oligarchy; Predominant Leader and the Collective 2; Dominant Leader and the Collective; Predominant Leader and the Collective 3; Predominant Leader and the Collective 4; Predominant Leader and the Collective 5; References; Index
Series Title: Palgrave studies in political leadership series.
Responsibility: Graeme Gill.

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