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The Soviet Union : party and society /
edited by Peter J. Potichnyj.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
description
xvii, 253 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521344603
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Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
isbn
0521344603
general note
"Selected papers from the Third World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, Washington, D.C., 30 October-4 November 1985, sponsored by International Committee for Soviet and East European Studies and American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies"--P. [ii]
catalogue key
1383498
 
Includes bibliographies and index.
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The annual report of Amnesty International summarizes human rights practices in 135 countries, ranging in size from St. Vincent or Palau to China. The three major objectives of the organization determine the government abuses on which the report focuses. With its unconditional opposition to the death penalty and torture, to incarceration of political prisoners without trial, and to imprisonment of "prisoners of conscience"--persons who have not advocated or used violence but have been jailed because of beliefs, ethnic origin, sex, language, or religion--Amnesty International has developed into an influential organization of 700,000 members in 150 countries, and has more than 3,600 active volunteer groups in 47 countries. Much of its influence derives from the quality and nonpartisanship of its research, reflected in this volume and in its many reports (countries recently covered include Brazil, Burma, Philippines, Somalia, and the UK. The annual report gives attention to fewer of the "rights of the person" examined in the annual State Department report to Congress, and does not examine violations of social, economic, or cultural rights. In the year of the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Amnesty International report makes sobering reading about the abuses that remain. For general readers and public library patrons. -C. E. Welch, SUNY at Buffalo
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This 1988 collection is derived from the Third World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, and provides a comprehensive survey of Soviet political and economic problems. It concentrates upon three major themes; the Soviet party apparat, socialization and political discourse, and social policy.
Main Description
This 1988 collection is derived from the Third World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, and provides a comprehensive survey of Soviet political and economic problems. It concentrates upon three major themes; the Soviet party apparat, socialization and political discourse, and social policy, all which have been the subject of considerable and at times confusing fluctuations during the past decade. The first section focuses on party organization within the Soviet ministries, and examines the changes within the elite during the last years of Brezhnev's rule. In Part 2 the emphasis is upon processes of political socialization, and the nature of political language in the Soviet Union, whilst in the concluding part the contributors examine the mechanism and impact of social policy, and its ethnic and nationalist implications.
Main Description
This collection is derived from the Third World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, and provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of contemporary Soviet political and economic problems. It concentrates upon three major themes; the Soviet party apparat, socialization and political discourse, and social policy, all which have been the subject of considerable and at times confusing fluctuations during the past decade. The first section focuses on party organization within the Soviet ministries, and examines the changes within the elite during the last years of Brezhnev's rule. In Part 2 the emphasis is upon processes of political socialization, and the nature of political language in the Soviet Union, whilst in the concluding part the contributors examine the mechanism and impact of social policy, and its ethnic and nationalist implications.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Foreword
Preface
Party Apparat
The apparatchiki and Soviet political development
The primary party organizations of branch ministries
Soviet local party organs and the RAPOs
Socialization and Political Discourse
Political socialization in the USSR: April 1979 and after
Political language and political change in the USSR: notes on the Gorbachev leadership
Soviet political discourse, narrative program and the Skaz theory
The nationality policy of the CPSU and its reflection in Soviet socio-political terminology
The evolution of the local societs
Social Policy
Social deprivation under Soviet full employment
The Soviet social security system: its legal structure and fair hearings process
Abortion in the Soviet Union: why it is so widely practiced
Ethnic group divided: social stratification and nationality policy in the Soviet Union
The party and Russian nationalism in the USSR: from Brezhnev to Gorbachev
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