Conscience, Dissent and Reform in Soviet Russia

Boobbyer, P. (2005) Conscience, Dissent and Reform in Soviet Russia. BASEES/Routledge series on Russian and East European studies . Routledge, London, 282 pp. ISBN 9780415331869. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This book examines the ethical paradigm shift that took place in Soviet Russia after 1953, making special reference to the idea of a consciencea. After exploring the history of the idea of conscience before the revolution and in the early decades of Soviet rule, as well as under Khrushchev, it focuses on the moral ideas of dissidents and party reformers. It examines the ethics of the human rights movement and the way in which dissident ethics were shaped by experiences of imprisonment and interrogation. It goes on to explore the idea of conscience in late Soviet literature and philosophy, the enduring influence of Russian Orthodox spirituality in Soviet life, the ethics of party leaders such as Gorbachev and Yakovlev and the moral concerns of the intelligentsia and the emerging democratic movement.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: L.J. Brown
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:29
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 14:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/782 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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