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Politics, Paradigms, and Intelligence Failures: Why So Few Predicted the Collapse of the Soviet Union

Ofira Seliktar
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Published
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0765614642 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Contents
  • Theories of political change and prediction of change : methodological problems
  • Oligarchic petrification or pluralistic transformation : paradigmatic views of the Soviet Union in the 1970s
  • Paradigms and the debate on relations with the Soviet Union : détente, new internationalism, and neoconservatism
  • The Reagan administration and the Soviet interregnum : accelerating the demise of the communist empire
  • Acceleration : tinkering around the edges, 1985-1986
  • Perestroika : systemic change, 1987-1989
  • The unintended consequences of radical transformation : losing control of the revolution and the collapse of the Soviet Union, 1990-1991
  • Reflections on predictive failures.
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xiv, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-262) and index.
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