This book discusses the concept of developed socialism, traces the evolution of Soviet and East European responses to the multifaceted pressures of a rapidly changing world, and looks at the implications of ideological developments in the Soviet bloc for policymaking and political and social change.
Part 1: National Perspectives 1. Developed Socialism: A Political Formula for the Brezhnev Era 2. Is Developed Socialism a Soviet Version of Convergence? 3. Hungary and Czechoslovakia: Rationalizing the Prevailing Policies 4. Developing Socialism and Worker-Party Conflict 5. Developed Socialism in Yugoslavia: Socialist Self-Managed Pluralist Democracy 6. Developed Socialism and the Polish Crisis Part 2: Cross-National Perspectives 7. Party Leadership and Mass Participation in Developed Socialism 8. Developed Socialism and Consumption Policies in the Soviet Bloc: An Empirical Evaluation