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From Reform to Revolution

The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674325647

Publication Date: 01/08/1998

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264 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration

World

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The demise of communism in the former Soviet Union and the massive political and economic changes in China are the stunning transformations of our century. Two central questions are emerging: Why did different communist systems experience different patterns of transition? Why did partial reforms in the Soviet Union and China turn into revolutions?

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