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TitleWorld Communism at the Crossroads [electronic resource] : Military Ascendancy, Political Economy, and Human Welfare / edited by Steven Rosefielde
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1980
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Descript XIII, 334 p. online resource


The collection of essays presented in this volume grew out of a series of lecยญ tures given at the University of North Carolina during the academic year 1976-1977. The series was sponsored by the Soviet and East European Studยญ ies Program, which I chaired at the time, and the Curriculum of Peace, War and Defense, headed by James Leutze. In the ensuing years almost all the manuscripts have been redrafted at frequent intervals to reflect the changing state of knowledge in each respective discipline. The final version of the text that appears here is therefore the outcome of a long developmenยญ tal process. It is up to date and embodies our individual views on world communism at the present juncture. Although the recent Soviet invasion of Afghanistan occurred shortly after this volume was completed, that event has not impaired the book's timeliness. The findings of Rosefielde, Lee, Valenta, and Leutze all point toward a resurgence of Soviet expansionism, and Parker explicitly predicted the Afghan invasion in the first draft of his essay, June 1978 (see p. 32)


I Military Ascendancy -- 1 Soviet Military Objectives and Capabilities in the 1980s -- 2 Real Soviet Arms Procurement Expenditures, 1960โ{128}{147}1978 -- 3 Soviet Nuclear Targeting Strategy and SALT -- 4 The Soviet-Cuban Intervention in Angola: Politics, Naval Power, Security Implications -- 5 A New Strategy for NATO -- II Political Economy -- 6 Industrial Structure, Urbanization, and Socialist Growth Strategy: A Historical Analysis, 1940โ{128}{147}1970 -- 7 The Impact of International Inflation on Yugoslavia -- 8 The Evolution of Agricultural Technology in the Peopleโ{128}{153}s Republic of China, 1957โ{128}{147}1976 -- 9 Political Leadership and Personnel Policy in Romania: Continuity and Change, 1965โ{128}{147}1976 -- III Human Welfare -- 10 Kantorovich and Production Planning -- 11 The Theory and Practice of Self-Management: An American Perspective -- 12 Decentralized Economic Control in the Soviet Union and Maoist China: One-Man Rule versus Collective Self-Management -- 13 Morality and Pragmatism in the Superpower Relationship -- Closing Observations -- Biographical Sketches of Contributors

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