This book discusses the impact of traditional Russian political culture on contemporary Soviet economic thinking and behaviour and the rank of economic aims in the priority system of Soviet politics. It focuses on foreign economic relations and the USSR's foreign policy.
1. History, Political Culture, and Economics in the Soviet Union 2. The Role of Economics in Soviet Political Ideology 3. The Place of Economic Policy Objectives on the List of Soviet Political Priorities 4. Economic Institutions as Instruments of Political Rule 5. Economic Activities and the Intermediate and Lower Levels of Party Organisation 6. Economic and Political Aspects of the Military-Industrial Complex in the USSR 7. The Political and Social Implications of Economic Reform in the USSR 8. The Political Economy of Soviet Nationalities and Regions 9. Inflationary, Political, and Social Implications of the Current Economic Slowdown 10. Political and Moral Aspects of the Two Economies 11. Economic Relations as an Instrument of Soviet Hegemony Over Eastern Europe? 12. Economic Reform and Soviet Foreign Policy 13. Developing Countries in the Foreign Economic Relations and Foreign Policy of the USSR 14. The Politics and Economics of Soviet Arms Exports