Glasnost, Perestroika, and the Socialist Community


Although there is an abundance of scholarly inquiry into the effects on the Soviet socialist system of the historic reforms under Gorbachev's administration, relatively little attention has been paid to the impact these reforms might have on socialism outside the Soviet Union. This book makes a preliminary assessment of the impact of glasnost, perestroika, and related Soviet reforms on selected socialist countries. The sampling of socialist countries studied are roughly representative of the types of socialist states in existence today. The countries studied include Poland, Czechoslovakia, China, Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and North Korea.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • J. Richard Walsh
  • Juan M. Del Aguila
  • Daniel S. Papp
  • Stephen Blank
  • Roy U. T. Kim
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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