1st Edition

Local Government in the Soviet Union Problems of Implementation and Control

By Cameron Ross Copyright 1987

    Local Government in the Soviet Union (1987) analyses the Soviet Union’s limited success in improving local government between in the 1960s to 1980s, as the country made a drive toward centralized policy control. It examines the institutional framework and changes in crucial policy areas, and argues that a fragmented vertical power structure involving the three bureaucracies of Party, ministries and the city and regional soviets was unproductive. It shows how group interests moulded and adapted policies and how the Party’s initiative in centralizing policy was thwarted. It also outlines the significance of the industrial base in determining local budgets and the provision of amenities, as opposed to overtly political factors.

    1. Party–State Relations  2. Local Budgets in the Soviet Union  3. Drawing up the Budget  4. Local Soviets and Planning in the Soviet Union  5. Local Soviets and the Planning of Housing  6. Problems of Implementation and Control in Soviet Local Government


    Cameron Ross