How the Soviet Union is Governed

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Harvard University Press, 1979 - Political Science - 679 pages
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This is a new and thorough revision of a recognized classic whose first edition was hailed as the most authoritative account in English of the governing of the Soviet Union. This edition brings the Soviet Union fully into the light of modern history and political science.
 

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Contents

The Origins of Bolshevism
3
The Road to Power
38
The Establishment of the Soviet Regime
74
The Choices and Struggles of the 1920s
110
Members of the Politburo April 1922
123
The Years of Transformation and Petrification
147
Grain marketings and exports 19281940
154
Members of the Politburo February 1934
157
Political participation in the USSR 19541976
306
Occupational background of youthful participants in rural politicalsocial activities
308
Percent of rural youth in politicalsocial activities by occupational group
309
The Individual and the Party
320
Party representation among various population groups January 1927
325
Population in 2430 age group and party admission 19461975 by sex
332
Attrition among party members 19621975 by social composition
337
Party representation among age groups 1977
339

19341939 deaths among Soviet citizens born in 1906
176
The Revitalization of the System
192
Members of the Presidium March 1953
197
Members of the Presidium December 1957
220
Members of the Presidium December 1962
230
The Return to Normalcy
237
Members of the Politburo March 1966
239
Members of the Politburo January 1978
270
The Policy Process 8 The Individual and the Policy Process
277
Size of edition of Soviet books discussing American political system 19651979
296
Party representation among men and women over
343
The Institutional Actors
362
The Central Committee Secretariat and Apparatus
409
The Leading Party Organs
449
Provincial and Local Politics
480
The Distribution of Power
518
The Future of the Soviet System
556
Notes
577
Index
661
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About the author (1979)

Jerry F. Hough is the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He has taught at Duke since 1973. He has previously taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and he has served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Hough received his PhD from Harvard University in 1961. His research has focused on the Soviet Union, the democratization of Russia and America, and nation building in the United States. He is the author of How the Soviet Union Is Governed; Soviet Leadership in Transition; The Struggle for the Third World; Soviet Debate and American Options; Democratization and Revolution in the USSR, 1985 1991; The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia; and Changing Party Coalitions: The Mystery of the Red State Blue State Alignment.

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