Soldiers and the Soviet State: Civil-Military Relations from Brezhnev to Gorbachev - Princeton Legacy Library 3381 by Timothy J. Colton
How much power does the Soviet army have over Kremlin policies? This is one of the most controversial questions in the study of the Soviet Union, addressed here by eight…
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How much power does the Soviet army have over Kremlin policies? This is one of the most controversial questions in the study of the Soviet Union, addressed here by eight senior Western specialists in Soviet policy and security policies. While the authors assert that the civil-military relationship was less turbulent than often thought, it also suggests that Gorbachev's reforms threaten the system of barriers that until now have protected the industrialized military world from turbulence and change.
Timothy Colton's article, "Views on Civil-MilitaryRelations," discusses civil-militaryrelations in relation to political change (Bruce Barrott), KGB (Amy Knight), resource rigidity and allocation of civil and military resources (Robert Campbell) Julian Cooper), responding to the technological challenge (Thane Gustafson), social change (Ellen Jones), and the consequences of external expansion (Bruce D. Porter).
Gustafson wrote the closing chapter, "Towards a Crisis in Civil and Military Relations?" Originally published in 1990. The PrincetonLegacyLibrary uses state-of-the-art print-to-order technology to make previously printed books available from the list of highlights at Princeton University Press.
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