Rethinking Soviet Communism by Peter ShearmanRethinking Soviet Communism by Peter Shearman

Rethinking Soviet Communism

byPeter Shearman, Michael M. Cox

Paperback | February 20, 2015

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This book reassesses the impact that the Soviet communist experiment had on international politics in the twentieth century. It explains the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, evaluating the USSR's global impact in the ideological sphere and in relation to international security and the international balance of power. A theme that runs through the book is how Soviet Communism, from the October Revolution in 1917 through to the dismantlement of the USSR in 1991 was challenged by the power of nationalism, and how this determined the path taken, both in the Soviet Union and in world politics.

Peter Shearman is a Fellow at the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University, Thailand.
Title:Rethinking Soviet CommunismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:February 20, 2015Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230507875

ISBN - 13:9780230507876

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The October Revolution, and the Rise and Demise of Soviet Communism
3. Soviet Ideology and Theories of Soviet Communism
4. Soviet Communism and the International Communist Movement
5. Soviet Communism and the Third World
6. Soviet Communism and the West
7. Soviet Communism and the National Question
8. Soviet Communism and International Security
9. Conclusions