This book offers an analysis of the character and impact of ideological change, addresses a different arena of Soviet policy or social life, and reflects somewhat different concerns about the role or significance of ideology. It summarizes the way in which Marxism-Leninism has been understood.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Rethinking Soviet Socialism: The Politics of Ideological Change -- Toward a New Political Economy of Socialism -- Changing Views of Social Differentiation in Soviet Ideology -- The End of the “National Question”: Ideological Decay and Ethnic Relations in the USSR -- Changing Soviet Conceptions of International Security -- Gorbachev’s “New Political Thinking” and Soviet National Security Policy -- The Death of a Dream? Gorbachevist Revisions of Marxism-Leninism for the Third World -- Conclusion
"Sylvia Woodby is the author of Gorbachev and the Decline of Ideology in Soviet Foreign Policy (Westview, 1989), coauthor (with Carol R. Saivetz) of Soviet-Third World Relations (Westview, 1985), and coauthor (with Martha Cottam) of The Changing Agenda: World Politics Since 1945, second edition (Westview, forthcoming).