Substate Dictatorship: Networks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

Oleg Khlevniuk, Yoram Gorlizki

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Yale University Press

Published: 4th Sep '20


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An essential exploration of how authoritarian regimes operate at the local level How do local leaders govern in a large dictatorship? What resources do they draw on? Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk examine these questions by looking at one of the most important authoritarian regimes of the twentieth century. Starting in the early years after the Second World War and taking the story through to the 1970s, they chart the strategies of Soviet regional leaders, paying particular attention to the forging and evolution of local trust networks.

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Weight 0.83 kg
Dimensions 35 × 163 × 245 mm
Page Count 464