The Soviet Union under Brezhnev
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Virtually since it ended the Brezhnev era has been dismissed as an era of stagnation and corruption when not a great deal happened. Bill Tompson argues that historians can't simply dismiss twenty odd years of history of one of the world's leading powers. During this period the Soviet Union did undergo major social and economic changes and this account covers them in detail. The approach is thematic rather than chronological, with sections examining politics and policy under Brezhnev, including chapters on leadership politics, domestic policy, and foreign policy. Additional sections examine economy and society, with chapters on economic performance, demographic and social change, and culture.
- Comprehensive and concise introduction to a key period in 20th century history - no competition at this level
- Soviet Union widely studied at undergraduate level - in Politics, History, International Relations departments
- Clearly structured - easy to navigate
- Includes original documents section, Who's Who, glossary and chronology - easily accessible information
William Tompson teaches in the Politics Department at Birkbeck College, University of London.