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Brown, Archie 1938-

Works: 124 works in 594 publications in 7 languages and 18,081 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, win, Redactor, Originator, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Archie Brown
The Gorbachev factor by Archie Brown( )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Gorbachev was arguably the most important statesman of the second half of the twentieth century. He played the decisive role in ending the Cold War and in allowing the countries of Eastern Europe to regain their independence peacefully. He left Russia a freer country than it had ever been. Although he failed in his attempts to turn the Soviet Union into a genuine federation, he refused to resort to the repression that would have been needed to preserve the USSR intact in the face of opposition from a number of its peoples. What kind of man made this massive difference to his own country, Europe, and the world? What were his views when he became Soviet leader and how did they evolve? Who and what influenced him? When did he move from being a reformer of the Soviet system to becoming the 'grave-digger' of Communism? How decisive for the dramatic changes of the last decade was the Gorbachev factor? In this masterly account, Archie Brown - a renowned authority on Gorbachev and the first Western scholar to predict his importance - answers these questions in fascinating detail. Drawing upon a wide range of sources, including the memories (and memoirs) of those who worked most closely with Gorbachev, he combines acute political analysis with new information as he tells the story of Gorbachev's rise and fall - and of his less than seven years in power which changed the course of history
The rise and fall of communism by Archie Brown( Book )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise and Fall of Communism explores how and why Communists came to power; how they were able, in a variety of countries on different continents, to hold on to power for so long; and what brought about the downfall of so many Communist systems. --from publisher description
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia and the Former Soviet Union by Archie Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains comprehensive coverage of geography, peoples, history, politics, international relations, economy, literature and the arts. Thematically arranged to provide a structured introduction to the subject. Fifty-two colour maps and charts. Ready-reference tables, information panels, further reading guides, and glossary. --From publisher's description
The Cambridge encyclopedia of Russia and the Soviet Union by Archie Brown( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about history, geography, population, religions, arts, science, daily life, sports and recreation, as well as the political, social, economic and military structure
The myth of the strong leader : political leadership in the modern age by Archie Brown( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All too frequently, leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet, there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership -- as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter. In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, renowned Oxford politics professor Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders meaning those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process are the most successful and admirable"--Jacket
The Soviet Union since the fall of Khrushchev by Archie Brown( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an up-to-date picture of contemporary life in the USSR, assessing the major political, economic and social developments which have occured under the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin
Seven years that changed the world : perestroika in perspective by Archie Brown( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a rigorously argued and lively interpretation of the transformation of the Soviet system, the disintegration of the Soviet state, the end of the Cold War, and the role of Mikhail Gorbachev. Written by a leading authority on Soviet politics, this thoroughly researched book draws on new archival sources and puts perestroika in fresh perspective. Perestroika began as an attempt by a minority within the leadership of the Communist Party to reform the Soviet system. The decisive role was played by the new General Secretary, Mikhail Gorbachev. Perestroika (reconstruction) developed into an attempt to move from Communism to competitive elections and a market economy of a social democratic type. This 'revolution from above' had profound consequences, both intended and unintended. The latter included the dissolution of the Soviet state. Four of the ten chapters were written in 'real time'--in the second half of the 1980s while perestroika was still underway. The other six chapters provide an up-to-date discussion of such important issues as the stimuli to perestroika, its intellectual origins and development, its influence on other countries and their influence on developments in the Soviet Union, and the ending of the Cold War"--Publisher description
Political culture and political change in Communist States by Archie Brown( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet policy for the 1980's by Archie Brown( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin : political leadership in Russia's transition( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes various aspects of the political leadership during the collapse of the Soviet Union and formation of a new Russia. Comparing the rule of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Vladimir Putin, the book reflects upon their goals, governing style, and sources of influence-as well as factors that influenced their activities and complicated them too. Contents Introduction Archie Brown Transformational Leaders Compared: Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin Archie Brown Evaluating Gorbachev and Yeltsin as Leaders George W. Breslauer From Yeltsin to Putin: The Evolution of Presidential Power Lilia Shevtsova Political Leadership and the Center-Periphery Struggle: Putin's Administrative Reforms Eugene Huskey Conclusion Lilia Shevtsova
Authority, power, and policy in the USSR : essays dedicated to Leonard Schapiro by T. H Rigby( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet Union : a biographical dictionary( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long a superpower, the Soviet Union has fascinated Americans and challenged foreign policy since the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. Today, Americans are looking anew at the U.S.S.R. and the policies of Gorbachev's administration in the era of perestroika. At the same time, the recent changes have deepened the political and cultural ties between the two countries. A leading western specialist, Archie Brown has edited The Soviet Union: A Biographical Dictionary to serve as a guide to important Soviet personalities, past and present. Entries cover such professions as art, architecture, design, ballet, engineering, law, the military, music, politicians, religion, scientists, social scientists, theater and film, and writers and journalists. These 1400 biographies are interpretive as well as factual and include personalities who pioneered early Soviet communism, as well as those in 1990 who promoted its change. Written by thirty-five of the world's leading Russia scholars, these entries discuss writers like Solzhenitsyn, painters like Marc Chagall, and a wide range of political figures. The book also contains five useful appendices, including an index by subject and profession, a key to abbreviations, and a guide to the changing Soviet institutional structure. -- from dust cover
Political culture and Communist studies( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Russian politics : a reader( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 40 of the world's leading specialists on Russian politics, a third of them Russians, make this a comprehensive and authoritative guide to political institutions and processes in Putin's Russia
Political leadership in the Soviet Union by Archie Brown( Book )

16 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet politics and political science by Archie Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British study of politics in the twentieth century( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text charts the British study of politics throughout the 20th century. The growing professionalism of political science in the second half of the century is traced, as well as significant contributions to research in the field
The demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia by Archie Brown( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of leading specialists on the former Soviet Union and the new Russia show clearly the importance of innovative ideas in bringing about the downfall of communism in Russia
New thinking in Soviet politics by Archie Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas previously censored because of the challenge they posed both to traditional Marxism-Leninism and the political and economic foundations of the Soviet state became the subject of vigorous public discussion after 1985. This volume examines the officially-endorsed "New Political Thinking" and its origins. It also, however, ranges more widely to consider the scope and significance of novel ideas which have found their way into large-circulation Soviet publications, even though not all of them have been endorsed at the highest political levels. Although concise, the book is also the most comprehensive analysis yet undertaken of new thinking in Soviet politics, embracing writing on the economy, the political system, the National Question, foreign policy and the future (if any) of world communism. The authors--Archie Brown, Alexander Dallin, Gail W. Lapidus, Alec Nove and T.H. Rigby--are among the best-known and most highly-regarded specialists on the Soviet Union in the Western world
Political culture and post-communism( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together leading scholars in the field to re-engage with the concept of political culture in the light of recent theoretical development in social science and to consider its empirical value in post-Communist conditions, where there has been great social and economic uncertainty and hardship, where state structures, ideology and even national identities have been undermined, and where, therefore, the role of political culture as a source of social understanding and action may have radically changed. These contributions point to the ongoing value of the concept as well as some specific limitations."--Jacket
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The Gorbachev factor
The rise and fall of communismSeven years that changed the world : perestroika in perspectiveGorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin : political leadership in Russia's transitionContemporary Russian politics : a readerThe British study of politics in the twentieth centuryThe demise of Marxism-Leninism in RussiaPolitical culture and post-communism
Alternative Names
Archie Brown Brits academielid

Braun, Arči 1938-

Brown, A. H.

Brown, A.H., 1938-

Brown, A. H. 1938- (Archibald Haworth)

Brown, A. H. (Archibald Haworth), 1938-

Brown, Archibald

Brown, Archibald H. 1938-

Brown Archibald Haworth

Brown, Archibald Haworth 1938-

Brown, Archie

Brown, Archie E. 1938-

Brown, Archie H. 1938-

Haworth Brown, Archibald 1938-

Арчи Браун

Браун А. Х. историк, политолог 1938-

ארצ'י בראון

আর্চি ব্রাউন

브라운, 아치 1938-

브라운, 아키 1938-


ブラウン, アーチー