Khrushchev and the Communist World
Khrushchev and the Communist World, first published in 1984, reviews the Khrushchev era, when the legacy of the Stalinist past was partly repudiated and the possibilities of reform within the USSR and the countries of the socialist camp were explored. The lessons derived from this exploration by Bloc leaders and Khrushchev’s successors unhappily led them to conclude that the scope for such reform was extremely limited. Many of Khrushchev’s reforms and reorganisation measures were indeed rescinded, but the notion had been planted that the naked terror of Stalinist rule and direct, centralised command over other socialist states were no longer feasible. This book reviews the evidence for this view both in internal terms and also in foreign affairs.
Introduction Robert F. Miller. Part 1. Khrushchev’s Impact in the USSR 1. The Special Character of Khrushchevism: A Transition or a New Phase? Ferenc Féhér 2. Khrushchev and the Rules of the Game T.H. Rigby 3. The Socio-Political Effects of Khrushchev: His Impact on Soviet Life Aleksandr M. Nekrich 4. Khrushchev and the Soviet Economy: Management by Reorganization Robert F. Miller Part 2. Khrushchev in the ‘Socialist World’ 5. Khrushchev and Mao: A Comparison Bill Brugger 6. Khrushchevism in Chinese Perspective Graham Young and Dennis Woodward 7. Khrushchev and Tito Robert F. Miller 8. Kadarism as Applied Khrushchevism Ferenc Féhér 9. Khrushchev’s Policies as a Forerunner of the ‘Prague Spring’ Zdenék Mylnář