Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?: Understanding Historical Change: Understanding Historical Change, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?: Understanding Historical Change

Understanding Historical Change, 1st Edition

By Robert Strayer

Routledge

240 pages

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Taking the Soviet collapse - the most cataclysmic event of the recent past - as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title, the author introduces and applies such organizing concepts as great power conflict, imperial decline, revolution, ethnic conflict, colonialism, economic development, totalitarian ideology, and transition to democracy in a most accessible way. Questions and controversies, and extracts from documentary and literary sources, anchor the text at key points. This book is intended for use in history and political science courses on the Soviet Union or more generally on the 20th century.

Table of Contents

A concise introduction to the basic elements of argumentative prose and the conceptual tools necessary to understand, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments: as well as to the philosophical mainstays of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical analysis.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI004000
PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General