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Transitions and non-transitions from communism : regime survival in China, Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam

Author: Steven Saxonberg
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2013.
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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, many scholars have sought to explain the collapse of communism. Yet, more than two decades on, communist regimes continue to rule in a diverse set of countries including China, Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam. In a unique study of fourteen countries, Steven Saxonberg explores the reasons for the survival of some communist regimes while others fell. He also shows why the process of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Saxonberg, Steven.
Transitions and non-transitions from communism.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012018846
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Saxonberg
ISBN: 9781107023888 1107023882 9781139612548 1139612549 9781139152396 1139152394
OCLC Number: 1014210749
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Communist regime types --
3. Nationalism and patrimonial communism --
4. Ideology and opposition to communism --
5. Revolutionary potential and revolutionary outcomes --
6. Transitions without revolutions --
7. Non-transitions among maturing countries --
8. Non-transition and patrimonial communism --
9. What next?
Responsibility: Steven Saxonberg.

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A unique study comparing communist regimes that have lost power with those that have survived, despite the collapse of the global communist movement. Studying fourteen countries, Steven Saxonberg  Read more...

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