Renewal and dead souls: the changing Soviet Central Committee

Mawdsley, E. and White, S.L. (1990) Renewal and dead souls: the changing Soviet Central Committee. British Journal of Political Science, 20(4), pp. 537-542. (doi: 10.1017/S0007123400005974)




For a Soviet General Secretary presumably committed to the collectivist principles of Marxism-Leninism, Mikhail Gorbachev has been peculiarly insistent upon the decisive importance of individual leadership. In speech after speech it was not only the socioeconomic order that Gorbachev held to be the source of the Soviet Union's problems: the quality and style of its political leadership were also crucial factors.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Professor Stephen and Mawdsley, Professor Evan
Authors: Mawdsley, E., and White, S.L.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:British Journal of Political Science
Journal Abbr.:B. J. Pol. S.
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1469-2112
Published Online:27 January 2009
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1990 Cambridge University Press
First Published:First published in British Journal of Political Science 20 (4): 537-542
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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