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Gorbachev's reforms: the Soviet elections of 1989

White, S.L., and Wightman, G. (1989) Gorbachev's reforms: the Soviet elections of 1989. Parliamentary Affairs, 42 (4). pp. 560-581. ISSN 0031-2290

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Abstract

The article provides a discussion on reforms in Soviet elections during the term of Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. It provides a historical overview of the initiation of reforms in Soviet elections during the terms of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev. The article describes the significant electoral changes that occurred under Gorbachev's term including the proper use of ballots, public support for competent candidates, and elections akin to Soviet practices. An overview of the reforms in Soviet elections is also provided.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):White, Prof Stephen
Authors: White, S.L., and Wightman, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Parliamentary Affairs
Publisher:Oxford University Press on behalf of the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government
ISSN:0031-2290
ISSN (Online):1460-2482

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