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Changes in Soviet Party and Governmental Policy Making: Implications for the Future

Symposium Report

Published 1990

by Mary Elizabeth Sperry


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This paper reports on a symposium that examined the changes in Soviet party and governmental policymaking on two levels: (1) the fundamental level of who is in charge; and (2) the depth of change in relations among the party, the executive, and the republics. The panelists considered an actual or an incipient revolution, extending to all levels of authority in the Soviet Union. They also discussed the implications of these changes for the future of Soviet society, East-West relations, and U.S. policy.

This report is part of the RAND occasional paper (Soviet) series. The occasional paper series was a product of RAND from 1985 to 1992. It included the occasional paper education (OPE) and occasional paper Soviet (OPS), which was issued jointly by the RAND/UCLA Center for Soviet Studies (CSS) to facilitate the exchange of ideas among those who shared the research interests of the Center and of scholars participating in its research and seminar programs.

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