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Russian Research Center Studies 79

Commissars, Commanders, and Civilian Authority

The Structure of Soviet Military Politics

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674497443

Publication Date: 05/18/1979

365 pages


Russian Research Center Studies


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  • Introduction
  • I. The Military Party Organs
    • 1. The Structure of the Military Party Organs
    • 2. The Roles of the Military Party Organs
    • 3. The Military Party Organs in Military Administration
    • 4. The Monitoring Capability of the Military Party Organs
  • II. The Military Party Organs and Military Politics
    • 5. Routine Administrative Politics
    • 6. The Great Purge
    • 7. World War II Decision Making
    • 8. The Zhukov Affair
    • 9. Public Demand Articulations
  • III. Army–Party Relations Reassessed
    • 10. The Army in Soviet Politics: Capabilities and Participation
    • 11. Explaining the Army’s Political Quiescence
    • 12. Civil–Military Relations and Soviet Development
  • Appendix A: Biographical Data on Soviet Military Officers
  • Appendix B: A Note on Primary Sources
  • Notes
  • Index

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