Inside the Soviet alternate universe : the Cold War's end and the Soviet Union's fall reappraised /
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Inside the Soviet alternate universe : the Cold War's end and the Soviet Union's fall reappraised /

"Reappraises the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union based on the author's 35-year career as a specialist in Soviet and post-Soviet affairs. Explores the psychological universe of Soviet rulers to clarify the nature of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms"--Provided b...

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Main Author: Combs, Dick, 1935-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2008.
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245 1 0 |a Inside the Soviet alternate universe :  |b the Cold War's end and the Soviet Union's fall reappraised /  |c Dick Combs. 
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300 |a xviii, 361 p. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-342) and index. 
505 0 |a Reminiscence : ten years inside the empire -- Initial encounters with the other side -- Working levels of the Soviet regime -- Stagnation and disaffection -- The beginning of the end -- Reflection : a neglected psychological perspective -- Comprehending another political world -- Formation of the Soviet conception of governance -- The conception's evolution under Khrushchev and Brezhnev -- Gorbachev and the conception's terminal phase -- Relevance : psychological milieu and current foreign policy issues -- Reappraising the Cold War's end and the empire's fall I : key pieces of the puzzle -- Reappraising the Cold War's end and the empire's fall II : fitting the pieces together -- Empire and democracy in post-Soviet Russia -- An analytical blind spot and its consequences. 
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