This book analyzes the specifically Soviet historical and ideological conditions for a change of the system that could take place without dangerous disruptions. It outlines the possibilities for qualitative changes in the Soviet system and the limits to Gorbachev's reforms.
Preface -- Introduction -- What Can a Radical Reform Mean in the USSR? -- How Can the Political Institutions in the USSR Be Reformed? -- International Aspects of the Soviet Reform Program -- Postscript: The Problems of the Soviet Reforms in 1989