Gorbachev'S Export of Perestroika to Eastern Europe: Democratisation Reconsidered - Perspectives on Democratic Practice (Hardback)
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Gorbachev'S Export of Perestroika to Eastern Europe: Democratisation Reconsidered - Perspectives on Democratic Practice (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 01/02/2012
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This book looks at the liberalisation process in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) during the period 1987-1989, focusing on Gorbachev's initiative to encourage perestroika in all the fraternal regimes of CEE outside the Soviet Union. Archival materials, interviews and textual analysis identify a joint initiative 1987-1989 among these fraternal communist parties to perpetuate the one-party system. For this purpose, fraternal parties were expected to follow the example of the CPSU in convening the national party conference, an all-party meeting on a similar scale to the five-yearly congress, and yet mysteriously, one which was barely described in the Party Statutes and rarely convoked. Gorbachev made use of CEE dependence on the Soviet Union for energy supplies to ensure that at least some fraternal parties followed his line. This book will be of interest to those studying the transition process in CEE, democratisation, comparative politics more generally and students of research methods.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719079788
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm


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