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.

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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:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Professor 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 (Online):1460-2482

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