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Padma Desai • 7 Items / 5 Books, 2 Articles
Perestroika in Perspective (1989)
The Design and Dilemmas of Soviet Reform
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    What Is To Be Done? (4 Reviews)
    Inside Perestroika, by Abel Aganbegyan
    1. Inside Perestroika by Abel Aganbegyan
    2. Gorbachev's Struggle for Economic Reform by Anders Aslund
    3. Perestroika in Perspective by Padma Desai
    4. The Turning Point by Nikolai Shmelev and Vladimir Popov
    The New Republic, March 5, 1990, p. 34
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    Comparative Politics (5 Reviews)
    Perestroika in Perspective, by Padma Desai
    1. Perestroika in Perspective by Padma Desai
    2. The Road to a Free Economy by Janos Kornai
    3. Fragile Coalitions by Joan M. Nelson
    4. Economic Crisis and Policy Choice by Joan M. Nelson
    5. Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance by Douglass C. North
    American Political Science Review, December 1991, pp. 1477-1479
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    The Soviet Union (5 Reviews)
    Chernenko, The Last Bolshevik, by Ilya Zemtsov
    1. Chernenko, The Last Bolshevik by Ilya Zemtsov
    2. The Global Rivals by Seweryn Bialer and Michael Mandelbaum
    3. Moscow's Third World Strategy by Alvin Z. Rubinstein
    4. Perestroika in Perspective by Padma Desai
    5. Soviet Strategy Toward Southern Africa by Daniel R. Kempton
    Orbis, Fall 1989, pp. 615-618
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    Gorbachev's Economic Reforms (6 Reviews)
    Early Assessments
    1. Perestroika in Perspective by Padma Desai
    2. The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev by David A. Dyker
    3. The Soviet Economy on the Brink of Reform by Peter Wiles
    4. Reorganization and Reform in the Soviet Economy by Susan J. Linz and William Moskoff
    5. Gorbachev's New Thinking by Ronald D. Liebowitz
    6. Opening Up the Soviet Economy by Jerry F. Hough
    Problems of Communism, September 1989, pp. 116-123
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    Book Reviews (10 Reviews)
    On the Soviet Union
    1. Perestroika in Perspective by Padma Desai
    2. Let History Judge by Roy Medvedev and George Shriver
    3. Moscow Spring by William Taubman and Jane Taubman
    4. Politics, Society, and Nationality Inside Gorbachev's Russia by Seweryn Bialer
    5. Gorbachev's Military Policy in the Third World by Mark N. Katz
    6. Afghanistan and the Soviet Union by Milan Hauner and Robert L. Canfield
    7. Soviet Strategy Toward Southern Africa by Daniel R. Kempton
    8. The Subtlest Battle by Muriel Atkin
    9. Soviet Society Today by Michael Rywkin
    10. The Soviet Union and the Strategy of Non-Alignment in the Third World by Roy Allison
    Current History, October 1989, pp. 345-346
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    Recent Books on International Relations (14 Reviews)
    The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
    1. The Long Road to Freedom by Walter Laqueur
    2. Public and Private Life of the Soviet People by Vladimir Shlapentokh
    3. Beyond Glasnost by Jeffrey C. Goldfarb
    4. Gorbachev's Russia by Basile Kerblay
    5. Perestroika in Perspective by Padma Desai
    6. Soviet Freedom by Anthony Barnett and Nella Bielski
    7. The Deceptive Lure of Detente by Marian K. Leighton
    8. Central and Eastern Europe by William E. Griffith
    9. Conscience and Captivity by Janice Broun
    10. Mad Dreams, Saving Graces by Michael T. Kaufman
    11. Poland's Secret Envoy, 1939 1945 by Jerzy J. Lerski
    12. With Stalin Against Tito by Ivo Banac
    13. The Improbable Survivor by Stevan K. Pavlowitch
    14. Yugoslavia in Crisis by Harold Lydall
    Foreign Affairs, Fall 1989, pp. 210-212