The Soviet Communist Party in Disarray

The XXVIII Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

  • E. A. Rees

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. E. A. Rees
    Pages 1-5
  3. Stephen White
    Pages 6-28
  4. Stephen White
    Pages 29-60
  5. E. A. Rees
    Pages 61-89
  6. E. A. Rees
    Pages 90-118
  7. R. W. Davies
    Pages 119-147
  8. Jonathan Haslam
    Pages 148-156

About this book


This book presents an in-depth analysis of the proceedings of the XXVIII Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It explores the struggle for power between radicals, reformers and conservatives, focusing on the debate on political reform, the role of the Party, Soviet history, economic restructuring, the nationalities question and foreign policy. It makes a contribution to the study of the history of the Soviet Communist Party, and provides insights into the ideological debate raging within the Party regarding the future of perestroika.


communism economic policy foreign policy history Policy Political Reform politics Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • E. A. Rees
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

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