Project Summary

changes in the perspective on social structure and social differentiation in Soviet Marxist-Leninist ideology under Gorbachev hypothesis: recent Soviet ideology, as represented by the Program of the Communist Party of the USSR adopted in March 1986, recognizes a more complex social structure and a more internally differentiated society than were acknowledged by Soviet thought of earlier periods, as reflected in the previous Party Program, adopted in 1961 social differentiation; social structure; social classes; Gorbachev