First published in 1990. This volume of The Soviet Union 1988/89- the tenth in a series appearing since 1973- attempts to describe dramatic developments in domestic policy, problems of economic development, and efforts to change course in foreign policy and alter the image of the USSR in the international system.

chapter |5 pages


ByHeinrich Vogel

part Part One|113 pages

Domestic Policy

chapter 1|14 pages

Perestroika—an Interim Balance Sheet

ByGerhard Simon

chapter 3|10 pages

The Nineteenth Party Conference: Reform of the Political System

ByEberhard Schneider

chapter 4|7 pages

Portrait of Gorbachev

ByHeinz Brahm

chapter 6|7 pages

Legal Reform as a Means of Perestroika

ByKarin Schmid

chapter 7|6 pages

The KGB and Perestroika

ByAstrid von Borcke

chapter 8|6 pages

Society and Social Policy in Perestroika

ByBernd Knabe

chapter 9|10 pages

Anatomy of an Escalation: The Nationality Question

ByUwe Halbach

chapter 11|11 pages

Culture in Perestroika

ByPeter Hübner

chapter 12|9 pages

Soviet Media Policy Since 1985

ByPaul Roth

chapter 13|9 pages

The Ideology of Restructuring

ByHelmut Dahm

part Part Two|92 pages

The Economy

chapter 14|16 pages

Between Crisis and Reform: The Soviet Economy on a Perilous Course

ByHans-Hermann Höhmann

chapter 15|10 pages

Modernization of Soviet Industry: Program, Results, and Problems

ByRoland Götz-Coenenberg

chapter 16|11 pages

The Role of the Armament Sector in the Soviet Economy

ByHans-Henning Schröder

chapter 18|10 pages

Reforms in Agriculture

ByEberhard Schinke

chapter 19|10 pages

Manufacturing Cooperatives, Self-Employment, and the Supply Crisis

ByGertraud Seidenstecher

chapter 20|10 pages

The USSR and CMEA: Economic Relations Between Cooperation and Conflict

ByChristian Meier

part Part Three|108 pages

Foreign Policy

chapter 22|15 pages

Perestroika of Foreign and Security Policy

ByGerhard Wettig

chapter 23|12 pages

Soviet Policy Toward the United States

ByJohn Van Oudenaren

chapter 24|8 pages

Soviet Policy Toward Eastern Europe

ByFred Oldenburg, Dieter Bingen, Gyula Józsa, Vladimír Horský, Wolf Oschlies

chapter 25|7 pages

Relations Between the USSR and the Federal Republic of Germany

ByFred Oldenburg

chapter 26|8 pages

The CPSU and the System of Communist Parties

ByHeinz Timmermann

chapter 27|9 pages

Determinants of Warsaw Pact Strategic Offensive Capacity in Europe

ByOle Diehl, Anton Krakau

chapter 28|9 pages

Conceptions for a Policy Toward Asia and Policy Vis-à-vis China

ByJoachim Glaubitz

chapter 29|9 pages

The Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan

ByUwe Halbach

chapter 30|8 pages

Soviet Policy Toward South-East Asia Under Gorbachev

ByGerhard Will

chapter 31|8 pages

The Middle East: Contours of a New Course

ByGerd Linde

chapter 32|13 pages

The Soviet Union and Black Africa, 1985–1988

ByPhilip Nel