In The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia , distinguished specialists chart the rise of new thinking on the Soviet system and the decline and fall of Marxism-Leninism in the late Soviet period. They also discuss the failure of Marxism-Leninism to make a comeback in post-Soviet Russia. This book makes a significant contribution to understanding the independent importance of ideas in politics and provides clear analyses of the rise of liberal and social democratic thought about the political system, the economy, international Communism, nationalism and federalism.
Archie Brown is Professor of Politics at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, From 1964 to 1971 he taught at Glasgow University. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1991, a founding academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences in 1999, and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.