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Subversive Institutions

Subversive Institutions
The Design and the Destruction of Socialism and the State

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Date Published: January 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521585927

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  • Based on a series of controlled comparisons among regimes and states, Valerie Bunce's book argues that two factors account for the remarkable collapse of the socialist dictatorships in Europe from 1989-1992: the institutional design of socialism as a regime, a state and a bloc, and the rapid expansion during the 1980s of opportunities for domestic and international change. Together, these two factors explain not just why socialist regimes and states ended, but also why the process was peaceful in some cases and violent in others.

    • Wide regional scope - includes all of postcommunist region, including former Soviet Union
    • Ambitious use of wide number of inter-related and controlled comparisons
    • Focuses on both regime collapse, domestic and international, and state collapse
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...this book answers the question of our age and provides an eminently worthy target to shoot at." Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs

    "Bunce's story is a complicated one, but that, in fact, is part of the message of her book: that parsimony in explaining macrolevel historical change may come at the cost of cutting out precisely those variables that need attention...The real value of her account is its concretizin exactly what the much-discussed "communist legacies" really are." World Politics 53

    "The arguments presented in the book bear upon a larger circle of issues in the study of comparative transitions from socialism." Slavic and East European Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521585927
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The collapse of socialism and socialist states
    2. Domestic socialism: monopoly and deregulation
    3. Federalism and the Soviet Bloc: monopoly and deregulation
    4. Leaving socialism
    5. Leaving the state
    6. Violent versus peaceful state dismemberment
    7. Institutions and opportunities: constructing and deconstructing regimes and states.

  • Author

    Valerie Bunce, Cornell University, New York

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