By Stephen White, Alex Pravda (eds.)

The reliable ideology of Marxism-Leninism is important to Soviet politics and but its improvement lately has bought little or no scholarly recognition. during this ebook a bunch of prime experts drawn from either side of the Atlantic boost decisively upon all previous discussions of this topic to supply either an authoritative and unique photo of the advance of authentic ideology from the early years as much as Gorbachev's 1986 get together Programme, in addition to a attention of the altering position of ideology in Soviet international and family policy-making. The e-book should be required analyzing for all scholars of Soviet and communist politics; it may even be of curiosity to a much broader non-specialist audience.

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NOTES 1. Quoted in Bernard Crick, In Defence of Politics (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964), p. 98. 2. Among the works that deserve particular mention are Franz Schurmann, Ideology and Organization in Communist China (Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1966); Jerome M. Gilison, The Soviet Image of Utopia (Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975); A. : MIT Press, 1972); and Ray Taras, Ideology in a Socialist State: Poland 1956-83 (Cambridge University Press, 1984). 3. See Hough in H.

Pravda, 26 February 1986, p. 10. 23. See White, Political Culture, ch. 4; Gayle D. Hollander, Soviet Political Indoctrination (New York: Praeger, 1972); Jerry F. : Harvard University Press, 1979), ch. 11. 42 What is to Count as Ideology in Soviet Politics? 24. The part played by Fedor Burlatsky, for example, in the formulation and adoption of the doctrines both of the 'state of the whole people' and of 'developed socialism' seems to be generally accepted. 25. See John H. ', Soviet Studies, vol.

11, p. 6. 22. Pravda, 26 February 1986, p. 10. 23. See White, Political Culture, ch. 4; Gayle D. Hollander, Soviet Political Indoctrination (New York: Praeger, 1972); Jerry F. : Harvard University Press, 1979), ch. 11. 42 What is to Count as Ideology in Soviet Politics? 24. The part played by Fedor Burlatsky, for example, in the formulation and adoption of the doctrines both of the 'state of the whole people' and of 'developed socialism' seems to be generally accepted. 25. See John H. ', Soviet Studies, vol.

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