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Soviet Society Under Perestroika.

Author: David Lane
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This is an up-to-the-minute revised edition of a text which, since its publication in 1990, has been extremely influential. The great changes of the past 18 months have entailed a comprehensive updating of the book. This edition takes account of new developments that include the independence of the Baltic states and the treaty which sparked 1991's attempted coup.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lane
ISBN: 0415076005 9780415076005
OCLC Number: 994609082
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (458 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of Tables page; List of Figures; Preface; CHANGING CONCEPTIONS OF SOVIET SOCIETY; The Image of the Soviet Union: Benign; The Image of the Soviet Union: Malevolent; From Khrushchev to Gorbachev: The Changing Nature of Soviet Politics; Contradictions Under Socialism; Perestroika: Gorbachev's Reform Strategy; Instability and Political Control; KHOZRASCHET: MANAGING THE ECONOMY; The Soviet Planned Economy before Perestroika: An Overview; Repercussions of the Soviet System of Planned Economy; The Economy and Political Reform; The Effects of the Reforms. Conclusion: After the Coup of August 1991Appendix: Gorbachev's Ministries and State Committees (1991); DEMOKRATIZATSIYA: FROM PARTOCRACY TO PRESIDENCY; Representative Institutions: The Soviets; Reform of the Soviets Prior to the Coup; The Electoral Process; The Communist Party; The Presidency of the USSR; The Coup of August 1991 and its Repercussions; Summary of Changes; Readings: Eltsin's Election Platform (21 March 1989); CPSU Programme Statement, July 1990; PLYURALIZM: TOWARD CIVIL SOCIETY?; Soviet Collectivism and Dissent; Perestroika and Civil Society. Perestroika and the Limits of Socialist PluralismContinuity, Change and Instability; Reading: Manifesto by Nina Andreeva, ~I Cannot Forego Principles~; Selected Bibliography for Part One; THE CHANGING SOCIAL STRUCTURE; Class Structure; The Traditional Soviet Conception of Classes: Consensus; The Evolution of Soviet Classes; Distributional and Relational Inequalities; The Rise of an Independent Workers' Movement; Conclusion: Perestroika and the Social Structure; NATIONALITIES AND ETHNIC RELATIONS; The National and Ethnic Complexion of the Population; The Administrative Setting. Comparative Levels of Development in the RepublicsNational Identity and Consciousness; Perestroika and the National Problem; From Glasnost' to Disintegration; Readings: Declarations of Sovereignty or Independence; The Charter of the Estonian People's Front (1988); Treaty on the Union of Sovereign States, July 1991; REPRODUCING SOCIETY: GENDER, FAMILY, AND GENERATIONS; Generations; Selected Bibliography for Part Two; FORMING THE SOVIET PERSON: EDUCATION, SOCIALIST RITUAL, AND TRADITION; Values and Norms; The Educational System; Ritual and Ceremony; GLASNOST': THE MASS MEDIA. Media and CommunicationThe Organization of the Soviet Media; Changes in the Media Under Perestroika; Conclusions; THE STATE OF WELFARE: PENSIONS AND THE AGED, HOUSING, AND HEALTH; Soviet Welfare Provision; Selected Bibliography for Part Three; PERESTROIKA: NEW BEGINNINGS; Becoming Modern; The Social Forces for and against Perestroika; Whither Perestroika?; Appendix: Constitution of the USSR, as Amended in December 1990; About the Author; Index.

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This is an up-to-the-minute revised edition of a text which, since its publication in 1990, has been extremely influential. The great changes of the past 18 months have entailed a comprehensive updating of the book. This edition takes account of new developments that include the independence of the Baltic states and the treaty which sparked 1991's attempted coup.

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