The Bureaucratic Leviathan: A Study in the Sociology of Communism

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The Bureaucratic Leviathan: A Study in the Sociology of Communism

By Maria Hirszowicz
New York University Press, 1980
208 pp.
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The "sovereign bureaucracy" is the central feature of the socialist systems of the East. Maria Hirszowicz traces its origins in Russia, its development under Stalin, and its changing forms in the U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe today. The book is further evidence of Western scholarship's gain from the exodus of talented scholars from the East, particularly from Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1968.