Labour and political transformation in Russia and Ukraine /
Rick Simon.
Aldershot : Ashgate, 2000.
208 p. ; 22 cm.
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Aldershot : Ashgate, 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The years 1975 to 2000 are characterized by fundamental changes in the global political landscape. Perhaps the biggest change was the collapse of certain communist regimes. This text analyses what that meant for the former USSR and Europe.
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In examining labour's relationship to the Soviet state, the role played by workers in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent political evolution of independent Russia and Ukraine, this books strengths lay in the originality of the methodology employed together with the scope of analysis. It offers a coherent analysis of the important issues of Soviet-type systems, the place of Labour within them, a critique of the dominant paradigm for analysis of regime change, a challenge of the view that Russia and Ukraine have established capitalist systems and a survey of labour's relations with the state and enterprise management. This well-written text will grab the reader's attention, especially those from political science backgrounds, both students and those in academe and industrial relations for courses on Labour or comparative studies.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Labour and Political Change in the Global Political Economyp. 1
Labour and the Soviet Statep. 27
Perestroika and Labour's Responsep. 52
Labour, Democratisation and the Collapse of the USSRp. 84
Labour, State and Democracy in Russiap. 113
Labour, State and Democracy in Ukrainep. 144
Theorising Transition and the Role of Labourp. 172
Bibliographyp. 185
Indexp. 200
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