Communism Publications

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964 by Balázs Szalontai

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964

Oct 01, 2005
Concentrating on the years 1953–64, Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization. more

Post-Soviet Women Encountering Transition: Nation-Building, Economic Survival, and Civic Activism, edited by Kathleen Kuehnast and Carol Nechemias

Post-Soviet Women Encountering Transition: Nation-Building, Economic Survival, and Civic Activism

May 01, 2004
Through anthropology, political science, and other disciplines, the contributors examine women’s role in post-Soviet nation-building, rural household economies, and democratization and civic activism. more

Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism, 1921-1945 by Xiaoyuan Liu

Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism, 1921-1945

Oct 01, 2003
In this pathbreaking book, Xiaoyuan Liu establishes the ways in which the history of the Chinese Communist Party was, from the Yan’an period onward, intertwined with the ethnopolitics of the Chinese “periphery.” more

Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954–1963, by Ilya V. Gaiduk

Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954–1963

May 01, 2003
Based on extensive research in the Russian archives, this book examines the Soviet approach to the Vietnam conflict between the 1954 Geneva conference on Indochina and late 1963, when the overthrow of the South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem and the assassination of John F. Kennedy radically transformed the conflict. more

Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe by Peter Gross

Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe

May 01, 2002
How are the media, civil society, and political culture related in societies in transition? And can changes in these relationships be anticipated? In Entangled Evolutions, journalism professor Peter Gross studies privatization of the media in Eastern Europe after the revolutions of 1989. more

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe by Tomáš Kostelecký

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe

May 01, 2002
This book reviews the post-communist development of political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. Tomáš Kostelecký describes party history up to 1947 and then covers the communist and post-communist periods. more

Beyond State Crisis? Post-Colonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective, edited by Mark Beissinger and Crawford Young

Beyond State Crisis? Post-Colonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective

May 01, 2002
This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism, and the disintegration of economic institutions and public institutions for human services. more

Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia, edited by David J. O'Brien and Stephen K. Wegren

Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia

May 01, 2002
Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia reviews changes in Russian agrarian issues since 1990 through historical, political, sociological, and anthropological investigation into Russia’s agricultural and rural life. more

Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl', edited by Jeffrey W. Hahn

Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl'

May 01, 2001
Russia’s sub-national democratization will largely shape Russians’ views of their new government, willingness to participate in it, and trust in its ability to deliver. Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl’ examines democracy in a central region of Russia, a largely industrialized heartland off the beaten path from Moscow and Leningrad. more

Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1945-1963, edited by Odd Arne Westad

Brothers in Arms: The Rise and Fall of the Sino-Soviet Alliance 1945-1963

Oct 01, 1998
This volume brings together young scholars from China, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe who, drawing on much newly available documentation, analyze the complicated and often stormy history of the Sino-Soviet relationship from World War II to the 1960s. It offers new insights and many revaluations of the various apsects of the alliance between China and the Soviet Union. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.