Brezhnev's Peace Program: A Study Of Soviet Domestic Political Process And Power, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Brezhnev's Peace Program

A Study Of Soviet Domestic Political Process And Power, 1st Edition

By Peter M. E. Volten


384 pages

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 Dr Volten analyses the foreign policy-making process in the Soviet Union, particularly in connection with the Brezhnev's Peace programme in the 1970s, which was supposed to normalise political-economic relations with the West and curb military rivalry.

Table of Contents

Westview Replica Editions -- Introduction -- Process, Power and Foreign Policy -- Analyzing Soviet Foreign Policy and the Concept of Security -- Origins and Development of a New Foreign Policy: The “Peace Program” -- Brezhnev: “The Embodiment of Collective Reason and Will?” -- Brezhnev’s Conduct of Foreign Policy: Asset or Liability? -- Domestic Politics and Security Policy -- Civil-Military Relations: The “Societal Imperative” -- Civil-Military Relations: The “Functional Imperative” -- Soviet Views on Security and Arms Control -- Conclusions

About the Author

Dr. Volten is a staff member of the Directorate of General Policy Affairs, Ministry of Defense, The Hague, Netherlands. Previously, he was visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Soviet Studies in Washington, D.C.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General