Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?
Understanding Historical Change
By (author) Robert Strayer
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Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse? by Robert Strayer
Book DescriptionTaking the Soviet collapse - the most cataclysmic event of the recent past - as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title, the author introduces and applies such organizing concepts as great power conflict, imperial decline, revolution, ethnic conflict, colonialism, economic development, totalitarian ideology, and transition to democracy in a most accessible way. Questions and controversies, and extracts from documentary and literary sources, anchor the text at key points. This book is intended for use in history and political science courses on the Soviet Union or more generally on the 20th century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765600042
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Taking the Soviet collapse as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title the author introduces concepts as power conflict, revolution and transition to democracy in an accessible way.
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