The separation of the party and the state political leadership in Soviet and Post Soviet phases /
Vinayak N. Srivastava.
Aldershot ; Brookfiled, Vt. : Ashgate, 1999.
xi, 322 p.
1840147091 (hard)
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Aldershot ; Brookfiled, Vt. : Ashgate, 1999.
1840147091 (hard)
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Includes bibliographical references (p.306-313) and index.
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This book is first full length study of one of the most important political institutions of the erstwhile Soviet political system - the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). The originality of this work lies in its main argument that the central reform during Perestroika was that of the Party and the State - a reform which ultimately resulted in the CPSU and its institutions, the Central Committee being one of the most vital among them, firstly, surrendering the monopoly over political power and control over the instrumentalities of the State and secondly, systematically de-institutionalising and dismantling the formidable Soviet political system. The seeds of transformation and the shape of politico-economic and socio-cultural systems that emerged in successor States were laid down during the Soviet era - in particular during Perestroika itself. The continuity is therefore as striking, if not more, as the change is.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. x
Introduction: the Perspectivep. 1
Historical Backgroundp. 29
The Rise of Reformismp. 49
Preparing for Systemic Political Reforms: between the 27th Party Congress and the 19th Party Conferencep. 79
Transforming the Ideology and Shift from Political Monocentrism to Polycentrismp. 111
Transforming the Political Leadership after the 19th Party Conferencep. 153
Remodelling the Institution of the Central Committee: the Central Secretariat, the Apparatus and the Commissionsp. 172
The Working of the Central Committee after the 19th Party Conferencep. 212
The Separation of the Party and the Statep. 230
Political and Social Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Erap. 245
The State of the Economy in the Post-Soviet Erap. 269
Conclusionp. 294
Bibliographyp. 306
Indexp. 314
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