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

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

By: Jonathan Harris (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


Subverting the System deals with an issue of fundamental importance, namely the internal evolution of the regime in the final years of Soviet power. In particular the book examines the contradictory approaches taken by Gorbachev in relation to the role and organization of the Communist Party, contradictions that effectively paralyzed the party as a functioning political organization and that ultimately provoked a dynamic that led to the fall of the system in its entirety.

About Author

Jonathan Harris is professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Gorbachev's Campaign for "Political Work" Forward and Back, 1986-1987 Chapter 3 The 19th Conference of the CPSU and the Reform of the Party's Apparat, 1988 Chapter 4 The Impact of the Congress of Peoples Deputies: 1989 Chapter 5 Gorbachev's Growing Revisionism, 1989-1990 Chapter 6 Towards the 28th Congress of the CPSU, 1990 Chapter 7 The Revival of the Secretariat, 1990-1991 Chapter 8 From Orthodoxy to Reform, January-August 1991 Chapter 9 Conclusion

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742526792
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780742526792
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0742526798

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly