Wilson Center Experts

Linda Cook

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Professor, Brown University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Gorbachev’s Reforms and the Soviet Welfare State

Project Summary

use of the current debates and discussion to try to determine how, where, and how strongly the present welfare system is institutionalized and defended within the Soviet party-state. Study of the extent to which ideological and institutional supports for the maintenance of the Soviet welfare system have been built into the party-state. Trade unions; factory sociologists; reform; Gorbachev