The Destruction of the Soviet Union

A Study in Globalization

Authors: Lockwood, D.

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Is there a link between the collapse of the Soviet Union, the radical reforms in China and Vietnam, and the current crisis in East Asia? David Lockwood argues that the common factor in each is the crisis of state-controlled economies, besieged by the developing forces of globalization. This book examines the collapse of the Soviet Union not as the 'end of history', or the beginning of a 'new world order', but as an illustration of processes that are taking place the world over. The author concludes that it was globalization that brought down the communist system. Globalization continues to threaten state-controlled economies - from the remaining 'socialist' state to the NICs of East Asia.

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David Lockwood is Associate Professor and Head of History at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and the author of books on the Soviet Union and Modern Indian History.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Destruction of the Soviet Union
Book Subtitle
A Study in Globalization
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98156-6
DOI
10.1057/9780333981566
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-75286-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41289-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 264
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