The Socialist Industrial State (1976) examines the state-socialist system, taking as the central example the Soviet Union – where the goals and values of Marxism-Leninism and the particular institutions, the form of economy and polity, were first adopted and developed. It then considers the historical developments, differences in culture, the level of economic development and the political processes of different state-socialist countries around the globe.

chapter |4 pages


part One|54 pages

Meta-Theories Of State Socialism

chapter 1|25 pages

Marxist Approaches

chapter 2|19 pages

Non-Marxist Meta-Theories

chapter 3|8 pages

A Developmental Approach

part Two|104 pages

Political System and Process

chapter 4|47 pages

The Political System and Culture

chapter 5|23 pages

The Political Elites

chapter 6|32 pages

Counterpoints to the Soviet Model

part Three|37 pages

The Social Structure