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The Domestic Context Of Soviet Foreign Policy

1st Edition

By Seweryn Bialer


442 pages

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pub: 2019-07-15
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This volume highlights those aspects of Soviet internal dynamics that influence foreign policy and international relationships. It reflects a growing awareness of the importance of internal factors as a critical determinant shaping the making and effectiveness of Soviet foreign policy.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Culture and Ideology -- Russian Nationalism -- Ideological Development and Foreign Policy -- Consensus Versus Conflict: The Dimension of Foreign Policy -- Politics and Society -- The Pattern of Leadership Politics -- The Impact of the Military on Soviet Society -- The “Nationality Problem” in the USSR: Domestic Pressures and Foreign Policy Constraints -- Mass Expectations and Regime Performance -- Economics -- Soviet Economic Development, Technological Transfer, and Foreign Policy -- Demographic Trends and Soviet Foreign Policy: The Underlying Imperatives of Labor Supply -- Soviet Economic Growth and Foreign Policy -- Soviet Agriculture: Domestic and Foreign Policy Aspects -- Eastern Europe -- The Economies of Eastern Europe and Soviet Foreign Policy -- Eastern Europe as an Internal Determinant of Soviet Foreign Policy -- Domestic Context: An Overview -- The Domestic Sources of Soviet Foreign Policy -- Soviet Foreign Policy: Sources, Perceptions, Trends

About the Author

Seweryn Bialer is a professor of political science and director of the Research Institute on International Change at Columbia University. He is a specialist in Soviet domestic politics, with emphasis on contemporary Soviet elites. His publications include <i>Stalin and His Generals: Soviet Military Memoirs of World War II</i> and <i>Stalin’s Successors: Leadership, Stability, and Change in the Soviet Union</i>.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General