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Perestroika : Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policies - Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

Perestroika

Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policies

By: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (Editor), Alex Pravda (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1990
ISBN: 9780803983083
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book brings together both European and Japanese specialists on the USSR to examine the major dimensions of perestroika which have a bearing on the close and complex interaction betweeen Soviet domestic and foreign policy. Assessing the revolutionary changes taking place in Soviet internal and external policies, the authors focus on the roots, scope, depth and dynamics of change. The initial chapters examine the historical context of perestroika, and the progress made towards civil society and political democracy. Developments in the political arena contrast increasingly with mounting problems on the economic front which form the subject of the central section of this book. Here, leading analysts examine the country's domestic affairs, gauge the prospects of the Soviet Union playing a larger part in the international economy and consider the ramifications of fast-changing patterns of defence industry and military developments. The last part of the volume centres on key aspects of foreign policy change. The authors trace the evolution of innovative thinking, evaluate its current "novelty" and review the shifting contours of Soviet policy in Europe and Asia.

Introduction
Linkages between Domestic and Foreign Policy under Gorbachev
Perestroika in Historical Perspectives
Perestroika and the Political System
Perestroika, Glasnot and Society
The Soviet Union - Philip Hanson Gorbachev's Economic Policy After Four Years
A Player in the World Economy?
Soviet Resource Options
Civil and Military Priorities
Perestroika in the Soviet Military
De-Stalinization and Soviet Foreign Policy
The Roots of "New Thinking"
Soviet Foreign Policy
In Search of Critical Thinking
Soviet Asian Policy in a New Perspective
The Impact of Perestroika on Soviet Europe Policy
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ISBN: 9780803983083
ISBN-10: 0803983085
Series: Royal Institute of International Affairs
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 1990
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.37