1st Edition

Communism in Transition The End of the Soviet Empires

By Amos Yoder Copyright 1993

    Communism in Transition (1993) examines the mainstays of Communist ideology, and goes on to look at the collapse of Communism in the Soviet Union, and in Eastern Europe. It also analyses Asian and Latin American Communist systems and their challenges to the non-Communist world, and concludes by evaluating the democratic revolutions in the former Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe, their possible effect on other Communist states, why the revolutions surprised Western pundits, and the implications of these events for world peace.

    1. Marxism-Leninism  2. The Stalinist Model and Its Collapse  3. The Dynamics of Soviet and Russian Foreign Policies  4. The End of Communism in the Northern Satellites  5. The End of Communism in the Southern Tier  6. Communism Chinese Style  7. China’s Relations with the West and the Communist World  8. Asian Communist States and Their Wars  9. Communist Challenges in Latin America  10. Communism and Its Prospects


    Amos Yoder is Borah Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science from the University of Idaho. He taught international relations courses there from 1974 to 1991. Before then, he was in the diplomatic service of the Department of State for 25 years, assigned to United Nations, Chinese, German, and politico-military affairs in Washington, DC; to U.S. embassies in Thailand and Israel; and to international conferences. In 1986-1987 he taught at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China, as a Fulbright professor, and in 1991 he taught at the L. Kossuth University at Debrecen, Hungary, as a Fulbright professor. He has published articles and books, including The Conduct of American Foreign Policy since World War II, World Politics and the Causes of War since 1914, International Politics and Policymakers' Ideas, The Evolution of the United Nations System, and Communist Systems and Challenges.