The End Of Soviet Politics: Elections, Legislatures, And The Demise Of The Communist Party, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

The End Of Soviet Politics

Elections, Legislatures, And The Demise Of The Communist Party, 1st Edition

By Brendan Kiernan

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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

Leninism and democratization; power to the Soviets?; the 1989 elections; the first session of the USSR Congress of People's Deputies; the first session of the new Supreme Soviet - organizing the commitees; the committees at work; development of the USSR Supreme Soviet and creation of the Presidency; the 1990 elections; new politics in new Soviets; conclusion - democratization and post-perestroika politics.

About the Author

Brendan Kiernan

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HISTORY / General