1st Edition

The End Of Soviet Politics
Elections, Legislatures, And The Demise Of The Communist Party

ISBN 9780367307202
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
241 Pages

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Book Description

The author examines the intent and the unexpected side-effects of Gorbachev's policy of "demokratizatsiia" on the Soviet political system. His analysis traces the emergence of competitive, multiparty politics, drawing from interviews and primary materials collected during 15 months (1988-1990) in the Soviet Union.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Democratization? -- Power to the Soviets? -- The 1989 Elections -- The Congress of People's Deputies -- Creation of the New Supreme Soviet's Committees -- The Committees at Work -- Development of the Supreme Soviet -- The 1990 Elections -- Politics in the RSFSR CPD -- 'Soviet Politics' and the End of the Soviet Era

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Brendan Kiernan