Leadership Selection and Patron-Client Relations in the USSR and Yugoslavia (1983) examines the system of nomenklatura, the semi-secret network of quasi-bureaucratic rules and personal relationships through which careers in Soviet politics were managed. Other Communist countries took the USSR as their prototype and their patronage relationship systems are included in this study.
Part 1. Recruiting Regional Political Elites 1. Functional Career Specialization in Soviet Regional Elite Recruitment Joel C. Moses 2. Nomenklatura: Check on Localism? John Miller 3. Regional Elites in Socialist Yugoslavia: Changing Patterns of Recruitment and Composition Lenard Cohen Part 2. Patrons and Clients 4. Political Seilsschaften in the USSR Gyula Józsa 5. Political Clientelism in Russia: the Historical Perspective Daniel T. Orlovsky 6. Political Clientelism in the USSR and Japan: a Tentative Comparison Shuga Minagawa. Conclusion: Some Theoretical Considerations on Advancement within the Political Elite in Soviet-Type Systems Bohdan Harasymiw