Substate Dictatorship: Networks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union

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How do local leaders govern in a large dictatorship? What resources do they draw on? Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk examine these questions by looking at one of the most important authoritarian regimes of the twentieth century. Starting in the early years after the Second World War and taking the story through to the 1970s, they chart the strategies of Soviet regional leaders, paying particular attention to the forging and evolution of local trust networks.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew Haven and London
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages464
ISBN (Print)9780300230819
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameThe Yale-Hoover series on authoritarian regimes
PublisherYale University Press

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