The End Of Communist Power

Leslie Holmes
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The End Of Communist Power
The End Of Communist Power

Published

31 March 1989

ISBN

9780522845419

Weight

566g

Size

229mm x 154mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The End Of Communist Power

Leslie Holmes
Examines the origins of the collapse of communist power in the late twentieth century.
The collapse of communist power may well be seen by future historians as the most significant event of the late twentieth century. In this book Holmes considers official corruption and campaigns against it, seeing these symptomatic of a legitimation crisis that developed following the failure of the economic reforms of the 1960s and 1970s. He analysises the nature of the accelerating legitimation crisis, and shows how it contributed to the wider social collapse. Holmes argues against those who have seen these revolutions as proof of the crisis of modernity; their origins have to be related more specifically to the contradictions of communism itself.
The collapse of communist power may well be seen by future historians as the most significant event of the late twentieth century.

In this book Holmes considers official corruption and campaigns against it, seeing these symptomatic of a legitimation crisis that developed following the failure of the economic reforms of the 1960s and 1970s. He analysises the nature of the accelerating legitimation crisis, and shows how it contributed to the wider social collapse.

Holmes argues against those who have seen these revolutions as proof of the crisis of modernity; their origins have to be related more specifically to the contradictions of communism itself.

About the author

Leslie Holmes is Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne.

About Leslie Holmes

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