First published in 1990. This volume of The Soviet Union 1988/89- the tenth in a series appearing since 1973- attempts to describe dramatic developments in domestic policy, problems of economic development, and efforts to change course in foreign policy and alter the image of the USSR in the international system.
Table of Contents
Notes on This Edition -- Introduction -- Domestic Policy -- Perestroika—an Interim Balance Sheet -- The Heart of Gorbachev’s Reform Package: Rebuilding the Party Apparatus -- The Nineteenth Party Conference: Reform of the Political System -- Portrait of Gorbachev -- “The History of Our Country Is Not the Biography of Stalin!”: Restructuring and History -- Legal Reform as a Means of Perestroika -- The KGB and Perestroika -- Society and Social Policy in Perestroika -- Anatomy of an Escalation: The Nationality Question -- Church-State Relations in the USSR in 1988: The Local Sobor of the Russian Orthodox Church -- Culture in Perestroika -- Soviet Media Policy Since 1985 -- The Ideology of Restructuring -- The Economy -- Between Crisis and Reform: The Soviet Economy on a Perilous Course -- Modernization of Soviet Industry: Program, Results, and Problems -- The Role of the Armament Sector in the Soviet Economy -- Is the Technological Breakthrough Succeeding? The Politics of Innovation Under Gorbachev -- Reforms in Agriculture -- Manufacturing Cooperatives, Self-Employment, and the Supply Crisis -- The USSR and CMEA: Economic Relations Between Cooperation and Conflict -- The Soviet Economy and the World Economy: From Invulnerability to Integration -- Foreign Policy -- Perestroika of Foreign and Security Policy -- Soviet Policy Toward the United States -- Soviet Policy Toward Eastern Europe -- Relations Between the USSR and the Federal Republic of Germany -- The CPSU and the System of Communist Parties -- Determinants of Warsaw Pact Strategic Offensive Capacity in Europe -- Conceptions for a Policy Toward Asia and Policy Vis-à-vis China -- The Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan -- Soviet Policy Toward South-East Asia Under Gorbachev -- The Middle East: Contours of a New Course -- The Soviet Union and Black Africa, 1985–1988 -- Appendix -- Research Reports of the Institute Relating to Subjects Covered in This Book