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Algebra of Soviet Power Elite Circulation in the Belorussian Republic, 1966-1986

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ISBN-10: 0521372569

ISBN-13: 9780521372565

Edition: 1989

Authors: Michael E. Urban

List price: $108.00
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The control of office has long been regarded as the key to understanding power and policy in the Soviet system. What, however, accounts for this control of office? Numerous conventional studies have addressed this question by focusing on the individuals who make up the Soviet elite at one time or another. This book adopts a different perspective by treating the personnel system itself as a set of power relations that govern the mobility of the individuals within it. Using the Belorussian Republic as the site of the investigation, the author analyzes the movements of individuals as sequences of complex interrelations structured by the system. He demonstrates how regionalism has played an…    
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/23/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English


List of figures and tables
Method, model and historical background
Hierarchy, mobility and a stratified model
Centralisation as a determinant of elite circulation
The regional structure of elite circulation
The structure of patronage affiliations
Does faction make a difference?
Political succession
Conclusions, implications and the question of level