New Directions in Soviet History

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Stephen White
Cambridge University Press, Oct 25, 1991 - History - 228 pages
Soviet history has seldom been of such importance--both to historians and to a broader public in the USSR--as it now is. In this timely volume, scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, using a breadth of source material including Soviet archives and the local press, present the most recent thinking and up-to-date research available. The original essays discuss Gorbachev and Soviet history, the changing nature of mass culture in the 1920s and 1930s, the politics of shopfloor culture between the wars, and the evolution of the political elite from the 1930s to the present day.

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About the author (1991)

Stephen White is the James Bryce Professor of Politics, a Senior Research Associate of the School of Central and East European Studies at Glasgow University, and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow. White graduated from Trinity College Dublin with degrees in history and political science, and then completed a PhD in Soviet studies at Glasgow - including an exchange year at Moscow State University - and a DPhil in politics at Wolfson College Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010. Stephen White is the author of numerous articles and books on Soviet and Russian politics.

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