Subverting the System : Gorbachev's Reform of the Party's Apparat 1986-1991

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Subverting the System : Gorbachev's Reform of the Party's Apparat 1986-1991

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 179 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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This book analyzes the efforts by Mikhail Gorbachev, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), to transform the relationship between the bureaucratic core of full-time party officials (the "inner party") and the Communists who manned the Soviet state (the "outer party"). Jonathan Harris argues that the efforts of party officials, headed by the secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee, to direct members of the "outer party" were the essence of so-called party leadership of the entire political system, and that Gorbachev's reforms destroyed the basis of this leadership. Finally, Subverting the System shows how orthodox party officials not only directly challenged Gorbachev's definitions but worked vigorously to restore their own authority during the last years of Gorbachev's reign; opposition contributed significantly to the attempted coup against him in 1991.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Chapter 1 Introduction 1 (20)
Chapter 2 Gorbachev Campaigns for "Political 21 (26)
Work" Forward and Back: 1986-1987
Chapter 3 The 19th Conference of the CPSU and 47 (18)
the Reform of the Party's Apparat: 1988
Chapter 4 The Impact of the Congress of 65 (22)
Peoples' Deputies: 1989
Chapter 5 Gorbachev's Growing Revisionism: 87 (20)
1989-1990
Chapter 6 Toward the 28th Congress of the CPSU: 107(14)
1990
Chapter 7 The Revival of the Secretariat: 121(20)
1990-1991
Chapter 8 From Orthodoxy to Reform: 141(20)
January輸ugust 1991
Chapter 9 Conclusion 161(8)
Bibliography 169(4)
Index 173(6)
About the Author 179