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Social Theory And The Crisis Of State Socialism

Ray, Larry J. (1996) Social Theory And The Crisis Of State Socialism. Studies of Communism in Transition series . Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, 304 pp. ISBN 978-1-85278-688-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:38802)

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Abstract

The collapse of communist governments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union requires a major rethink of many sociological theories of social integration and change.

Drawing on a wide range of social theory, Social Theory and the Crisis of State Socialism offers a comparative analysis of the democratic revolutions, combining historical understanding with accounts of the crisis of communism in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Russia. Larry Ray identifies contradictions within Soviet societies, developing a theory of crisis management that accounts both for the survival of the system over several decades and for its eventual failure.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 11:35 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38802 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ray, Larry J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1592-3425
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