World Communism at the Crossroads

Military Ascendancy, Political Economy, and Human Welfare

  • Steven Rosefielde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Steven Rosefielde
      Pages 1-6
  3. Military Ascendancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Jiri Valenta
      Pages 89-105
    3. James Leutze
      Pages 106-127
  4. Political Economy

  5. Human Welfare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Edward Ames
      Pages 237-259
    3. Jaroslav Vanek, Christopher Gunn
      Pages 260-272
    4. Steven Rosefielde, Henry Latané
      Pages 273-304
    5. Dimitri Simes, Aileen Masterson
      Pages 305-320
  6. Closing Observations

    1. Steven Rosefielde
      Pages 321-323
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 325-334

About this book


The collection of essays presented in this volume grew out of a series of lec­ tures given at the University of North Carolina during the academic year 1976-1977. The series was sponsored by the Soviet and East European Stud­ ies Program, which I chaired at the time, and the Curriculum of Peace, War and Defense, headed by James Leutze. In the ensuing years almost all the manuscripts have been redrafted at frequent intervals to reflect the changing state of knowledge in each respective discipline. The final version of the text that appears here is therefore the outcome of a long developmen­ tal process. It is up to date and embodies our individual views on world communism at the present juncture. Although the recent Soviet invasion of Afghanistan occurred shortly after this volume was completed, that event has not impaired the book's timeliness. The findings of Rosefielde, Lee, Valenta, and Leutze all point toward a resurgence of Soviet expansionism, and Parker explicitly predicted the Afghan invasion in the first draft of his essay, June 1978 (see p. 32).



Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Rosefielde
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7633-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7631-4
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