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|Type of Document
||Hall, Matthew Thomas
||The limits of perestroika
||Master of Arts
|Luke, Timothy W.
|Luciak, Ilja A.
|Schuetz, Arnold H.
|Date of Defense
This study examines Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of
perestroika, or restructuring. The analysis begins by defining
the political-economic "structure" (termed "neo-Stalinism") of the Soviet Union. The study evaluates
Gorbachev's policies and results. Though the internal reforms
to date have r been politically bold, they have been
modest and non-structural. Gorbachev's external reforms,
primarily military reductions, have been more successful.
However, it can not be determined whether or not they are
structural reforms. The study concludes that while
perestroika is likely to succeed sometime in the long term
future of the Soviet Union, it is unlikely in the short term.
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