The Gorbachev Regime: Consolidation to Reform

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $44.95 Save up to $23.37
  • Buy New
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


In the early days of Gorbachevís rise to power in the SovietUnion, an international group of U.S. and Japanese authoritiesprobed the issues and forces that shaped a mammothstruggle within the Soviet Union. This book examinesGorbachevís reforms-the extent of their dramatic changesand the sobering evidence of their limits. The contributorsíassessments range from wonder at the new atmosphereand expressive possibilities, to recognition of the reformsíreversibility, increasing difficulty, and the long road ahead.This is a fascinating contemporary review of factors that ledto the demise of the Soviet Union only a few years later."Perestroika," the transformation of Soviet society andeconomic relations, epitomized Gorbachevís remedy forthe ailing Soviet economy, which developed into a redefinition of Soviet socialism. Gorbachev emphasized that thesuccess of reform depended not only on the technologyand money, but also to succeed the reforms must overcomeStalinís legacy of bureaucratic centralism and enlist thecreative energies of the Soviet people.This volume explains why the strength and natureof the reform coalition and anti-reform opposition, thelimits and prospects of reform, and the compatibility ofdecentralizing reforms within the centralized one-partySoviet system and the implications of reforms for Sovietrelations with the rest of the world.

Rewards Program

Write a Review