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Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era

Ideology and Exchange


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Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era
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This volume contributes to a growing reevaluation of the Brezhnev era, helping to shape a new historiography that gives us a much richer and more nuanced picture of the time period than the stagnation paradigm usually assigned to the era. The essays provide a multifaceted prism that reveals a dynamic society with a political and intellectual class that remained committed to the ideological foundations of the state, recognized the challenges that the system faced, and embarked on a creative search for solutions. The chapters focus on developments in politics, society, and culture, as well as the state's attempts to lead and initiate change, which are mostly glossed over in the stagnation narrative. The volume challenges the assumption that the period as a whole was characterized by rampant cynicism and a decline of faith in the socialist creed and instead points to the persistence of popular engagement with the socialist ideology and the power it continued to wield within the Soviet Union.

Author Biography

Dina Fainberg is assistant professor of East European studies at the University of Amsterdam. Artemy M. Kalinovsky is assistant professor of East European studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Release date NZ
September 15th, 2017
Edited by Artemy M. Kalinovsky Edited by Dina Fainberg
Country of Publication
United States
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