The Resource The struggle to save the Soviet economy: : Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the USSR, Chris Miller, (ebook)

The struggle to save the Soviet economy: : Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the USSR, Chris Miller, (ebook)

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The struggle to save the Soviet economy: : Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the USSR
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The struggle to save the Soviet economy:
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Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the USSR
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Chris Miller
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eng
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For half a century the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did this happen? And what role did Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's economic reforms play in the country's dissolution? In this groundbreaking study, Chris Miller shows that Gorbachev and his allies tried to learn from the great success story of transitions from socialism to capitalism, Deng Xiaoping's China. Why, then, were efforts to revitalize Soviet socialism so much less successful than in China? Making use of never-before-studied documents from the Soviet politburo and other archives, Miller argues that the difference between the Soviet Union and China--and the ultimate cause of the Soviet collapse--was not economics but politics. The Soviet government was divided by bitter conflict, and Gorbachev, the ostensible Soviet autocrat, was unable to outmaneuver the interest groups that were threatened by his economic reforms. Miller's analysis settles long-standing debates about the politics and economics of perestroika, transforming our understanding of the causes of the Soviet Union's rapid demise
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Miller, Chris
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330.947/0854
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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The new Cold War history
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  • Electronic books
  • Soviet Union
  • Perestroæika
  • Soviet Union
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adult
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The struggle to save the Soviet economy: : Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the USSR, Chris Miller, (ebook)
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9781469630182
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MWT11768854
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The struggle to save the Soviet economy: : Mikhail Gorbachev and the collapse of the USSR, Chris Miller, (ebook)
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Publication
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469630182
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11768854
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11768854
System control number
MWT11768854
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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