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Gorbachev and Yeltsin as leaders

Author: George W Breslauer
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gorbachev and Yeltsin as Leaders examines the strategies employed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin to build leadership authority. Professor Breslauer focuses on the power of ideas to mobilize  Read more...

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Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Michail Sergeevič Gorbačev; Boris Nikolaevič Elʹcin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Breslauer
ISBN: 0521814863 9780521814867 0521892449 9780521892445
OCLC Number: 463921319
Description: xv, 331 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Leadership strategies after Stalin; 2. Gorbachev and Yeltsin: personalities and beliefs; 3. The rise of Gorbachev; 4. Gorbachev ascendant; 5. Gorbachev on the political defensive; 6. Yeltsin versus Gorbachev; 7. Yeltsin ascendant; 8. Yeltsin on the political defensive; 9. Yeltsin lashes out: the invasion of Chechnya (December, 1994); 10. Yeltsin's many last hurrahs; 11. Explaining leaders' choices, 1985-99; 12. Criteria for the evaluation of transformational leaders; 13. Evaluating Gorbachev as leader; 14. Evaluating Yeltsin as leader.
Responsibility: George W. Breslauer

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