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Romanian Politics In The Ceausescu Era
Romanian Politics In The Ceausescu Era
By Daniel M. Nelson
Gordon and Breach, 1988, 244 pp

Because most of its chapters are revised articles published over the past decade, stitched together to present three major subjects (elite-mass relations, local institutions and, much more lightly, international relations), the book as a whole lacks balance as a full treatment of Romanian politics. The author knows the country well, however, and his exemplary research fully supports his exposé of the "autocratic populism" of the Ceausescu regime.