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Soviet Society Under Perestroika
Soviet Society Under Perestroika
By David Lane
Unwin Hyman, 1990, 401 pp.

This is essentially a textbook, and a good one, but it is more than that. The approach is sociological, describing the society in its many aspects and with due attention to the magnitude of recent changes, their distruptive effects, and the likelihood of protracted social conflict between the regime and emerging groups in the civil society.