The Soviet Union occupies as much as one-sixth of the earth's surface and is second only to the United States in total industrial production. Its significance in the modern world, however, extends far beyond economic and military might. The country's socialist system presents an alternative to Western capitalism both in terms of ideology and organisation. This fully revised edition of the textbook first published in 1978 is designed as an introductory guide for students to the contemporary Soviet Union. 13 British scholars survey the major components of the society, including politics and science and technology, and debate the principle issues. The book begins with an examination of the geography and history of the Soviet Union before turning to the present political, social and economic system, and the efforts taken to adapt this system to the requirements of the 20th century. The authors, all specialists on the theme of their own chapters, have endeavoured to provide the basic facts and to introduce readers to major disputes and unsolved problems.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Routledge, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Second edition. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2215578
Book Description . Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006444431
Book Description Routledge. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0044452152I5N00
Book Description 1989. Unwin Hyman. Soft covers. Book - VG. Bookseller Inventory # 4744
Book Description Routledge, Independence, Kentucky, U.S.A., 1989. Paper Back. Book Condition: Very Good. Second Edition. The cover has minor shelf wear and the spine has minor fading. The front cover has a sticker. Size: Size E: 8"-9" Tall (204-227mm). Bookseller Inventory # 125851
Book Description Unwin Hyman, Mass, USA, 1989. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Somewhat Worn. Various - (illustrator). Second. Size: 5 1/2 " x 8 1/4 ". Bookseller Inventory # 019728
Book Description Other, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 0044452152 Good. Underlining and marginalia. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # BING8069023
Book Description Other. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0044452152 Crisp clean unmarked unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers. NICE!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0044452152Z2
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800444521574.0
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800444521573.0