The Soviet Union: Party and Society

The Soviet Union: Party and Society

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This 1988 collection is derived from the Third World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, and provides a comprehensive survey of Soviet political and economic problems. It concentrates upon three major themes; the Soviet party apparat, socialization and political discourse, and social policy, all which have been the subject of considerable and at times confusing fluctuations during the past decade. The first section focuses on party organization within the Soviet ministries, and examines the changes within the elite during the last years of Brezhnev's rule. In Part 2 the emphasis is upon processes of political socialization, and the nature of political language in the Soviet Union, whilst in the concluding part the contributors examine the mechanism and impact of social policy, and its ethnic and nationalist more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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  • 1139240048
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List of figures; List of tables; Foreword R. C. Elwood; Preface P. J. Potichnyj; Part I. Party Apparat: 1. The apparatchiki and Soviet political development Ronald J. Hill; 2. The primary party organizations of branch ministries Stephen Fortescue; 3. Soviet local party organs and the RAPOs Barbara Ann Chotiner; Part II. Socialization and Political Discourse: 4. Political socialization in the USSR: April 1979 and after Stephen White; 5. Political language and political change in the USSR: notes on the Gorbachev leadership Michael E. Urban; 6. Soviet political discourse, narrative program and the Skaz theory Alexandre Bourmeyster; 7. The nationality policy of the CPSU and its reflection in Soviet socio-political terminology Michael Bruchis; 8. The evolution of the local societs Jeffrey W. Hahn; Part III. Social Policy: 9. Social deprivation under Soviet full employment J. L. Porket; 10. The Soviet social security system: its legal structure and fair hearings process Bernice Madison; 11. Abortion in the Soviet Union: why it is so widely practiced Shalvia Ben-Barak; 12. Ethnic group divided: social stratification and nationality policy in the Soviet Union Victor Zaslavsky; 13. The party and Russian nationalism in the USSR: from Brezhnev to Gorbachev Peter J. S. Duncan; more