A Normal Totalitarian Society: How the Soviet Union Functioned and How it Collapsed (Hardback)Vladimir Shlapentokh (author)
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 31/01/1997
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Shlapentokh undertakes a dispassionate analysis of the ordinary functioning of the Soviet system from Stalin's death through the Soviet collapse and Russia's first post-communist decade. Without overlooking its repressive character, he treats the USSR as a "normal" system that employed both socialist and nationalist ideologies for the purposes of technological and military modernization, preservation of empire, and expansion of its geopolitical power. Foregoing the projection of Western norms and assumptions, he seeks to achieve a clearer understanding of a civilization that has perplexed its critics and its champions alike.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 230 x 168 x 28 mm
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