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The Soviet Concept of 'Limited Sovereignty' from Lenin to Gorbachev : The Brezhnev Doctrine - Robert A. Jones

The Soviet Concept of 'Limited Sovereignty' from Lenin to Gorbachev

The Brezhnev Doctrine

Hardcover Published: 29th January 1990
ISBN: 9780333433263
Number Of Pages: 337

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The book examines the origins, development and contemporary significance of the Soviet doctrine of 'limited sovereignty' ('Brezhnev Doctrine'), with particular reference to the Doctrine's implications for the Soviet Union's relations with Eastern Europe. The author identifies and considers the multiple functions served by the Soviet Union's essentially dualistic or 'bi-axial' approach to sovereignty, which embraces notions derived from both general international law and from Soviet Marxist-Leninist doctrine. The book also includes a comparative analysis of the US 'Monroe Doctrine'. The author argues that, although in the Gorbachev era of 'new thinking', the Soviet doctrine of sovereignty may be developing a 'third axis', Western predictions of the imminent or actual demise of the 'Brezhnev Doctrine' are premature.

Introduction - The Genealogy of the Soviet Conception of Sovereignty - Sovereignty and Stalin's Policy Towards Eastern Europe - Early Post-War Soviet Theories of Socialist International Relations - Marxist-Leninist Doctrine and the Soviet Theory of Sovereignty - The Ideological Dimension - Challenges to Soviet Regional Hegemony in the 1950s and the Soviet Response - Socialist Internationalism and the Warsaw Pact Intervention in Czechoslovakia - Soviet 'Correlation of Forces' Analysis and Afghanistan - The Soviet Proxy Intervention in Poland - Superpower Doctrines of Intervention: Comparisons and Contrasts - Challenges to Soviet Doctrines of Sovereignty in the 1980s - Conclusion - Footnotes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333433263
ISBN-10: 0333433262
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 29th January 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1