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The collapse of Soviet communism

Manuel Castells

The collapse of Soviet communism

a view from the information society

by Manuel Castells

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Published by International and Area Studies, University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Perestroĭka.,
  • Information technology -- Soviet Union.,
  • Technology and state -- Soviet Union.,
  • Nationalism -- Soviet Union -- Republics.,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic policy.,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions.,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government.,
  • Soviet Union -- Social conditions.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-95).

    StatementManuel Castells and Emma Kiselyova.
    SeriesExploratory essays -- no. 2
    ContributionsKiselyova, Emma.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC333
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 97p. :
    Number of Pages97
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22313425M
    ISBN 100877257043

    Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, this was the nation against which we measured our own nation's values and power and with whom war, if it ever came, could spell unimaginable catastrophe for our many Americans have never had the opportunity to study Russia in depth, and to see how the forces of history came together to shape a. He was questioned by the audience on subjects such as the appeal of communism, the connection between communism and anti-Americanism, and the comparisons between .

      Lee Edwards, president of The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, has edited an insightful volume of essays suggesting that a wide range of forces – economic, political, religious, and strategic – along with the role of the principled statesman and the courageous dissident brought about the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in Kramer, Mark, “ The Collapse of East European Communism and the Repercussions within the Soviet Union” (part 2), Journal of Cold War Studies (Fall ), 3–64 Sarotte, Mary Elise, The Struggle to Create Post–Cold War Europe (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ), 16–

    Get this from a library! The collapse of communism. [Stewart Ross] -- Describes the history of communism and its eventual downfall in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism is a book by Ravi Batra in the field of historical evolution, first published in The book's full title is The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism: A New Study of ing the collapse of Soviet Communism in , a 2nd edition was published with the title The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism: Can Capitalism Be Saved?Author: Ravi Batra.


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