Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2012

256 Pages | 3 Tables, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719079788

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Bookseller Code (06)

Gorbachev's export of Perestroika to Eastern Europe

Democratisation reconsidered

Hardman Helen

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Based on archival research in Russia, Hungary and Poland, this book provides an accurate and novel explanation of events 1987-89, which traces Soviet influence over regime reform in CEE
  • Identifies a common initiative among the fraternal communist parties of Central and Eastern Europe to modernise their parties in 1987-89 for the purpose of retaining the one-party-system model
  • Shows how Gorbachev encouraged leaderships across the CEE fraternal parties to modernise their regimes in accordance with 'perestroika'
  • Offers illuminating insight into how parties envisaged the reform process 1987-89, which helps explain their respective party systems' trajectories since then