This book explores the causes of the unrest and speculates on the possible future direction of national movements. It seeks to answer: What are the implications of socialist federalism for political development within the USSR?
1. A Question of Federalism 2. A Federal Solution to the National Problem 3. The Evolution of the Soviet Federal System 4. Administering Soviet Federalism: Criticism and Reform 5. Bureaucratic Nationalism 6. Nationalism Resurgent 7. Epilogue