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05655. Permanent Revolution and Socialism in One Country: Trotsky Versus Stalin. This paper is a discussion of the political themes which divided the two protagonists of the debate. It explains how Trotsky used Marx's phrase with more than rhetorical implication. There is a detailed dissection of the concept of "Permanence" in Trotsky's 14 propositions and Stalin's riposte to them. 11 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
05635. Australia's Relationship With Britain From Colonial Times Onward. Basic outline of Australia's relative lack of political initiative until the development of the legislative councils in the 1850s and the rapid industrial growth of the mid-19th century. The impact of both world wars and Australia's increasing interest in the Pacific and Asia are examined. 11 pages, 30 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $77
05632. Eurocommunism. A broad survey attempting to define the concept of Eurocommunism in the post Stalin era and the pressure to adapt ideology to local conditions. There is an exploration of the central Marxist theory of the state and its historical development. Carrillo's rejection of the Soviet, Union as a model for Western Europe is considered as are various European Communist parties' attitudes to the ideological changes brought about by the Euroconnunist phenomena, 26 pages, 31 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $133
05599. Russia and Persia. A survey of the policies of Russia/Soviet Union toward Persia/Iran, arguing that they have not changed basically since the time of Peter the Great. 10 pages, 11 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $70
05598. Soviet Foreign Policy and Iran. The paper provides a history of Iran post 1945. The Iranian and Soviet vantage points are examined in detail. The inadequacy of a Leninist analysis for Iran is demonstrated. 25p. 11b. 24f.   $133
05590. Strengths and Weaknesses of Political Systems: The United States and Iran. An analysis of the benefits and dangers of decentralization and centralization in the two countries. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
05454. German Empire in Africa. A Study in Colonial Policy. A survey of German policy in Togo, Cameroons, Southwest Africa and East Africa, 1884-1918. Concludes that in general German policy was no worse or better than British or French policies. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
05453. Military vs. Civilian Rule in Africa. A paper using Ghana and Ethiopia as examples suggesting that military rule is advantageous given the absence in most places of a European style bourgeoisie--a role often filled by the army. 8 pages, 15 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $56
05446. The Central Committee and the Purge of the Left Opposition: A Study in Soviet Policy Making. A discussion of the Trotsky-Stalin controversy of the 1920s focusing on the role of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR (CPUSSR). It is pointed out that Stalin skillfully both used and ignored the Committee as he saw it to his advantage. 12 pages, 20 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
05433. "Liberal" and "Conservative" Communist Regimes--the Cases of Hungary and Rumania. A brief survey of the paradox of the internally `loose' but internationally pro-Soviet regime of Janos Kadar and the domestically Stanlinist but internationally -independent one of Nicolas Ceaussescu. 10 pages, 9 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
05423. The British Labor Party. This essay sketches the history of the BLP and its currents problems. Special attention is given to left-wing criticism of the party, the decline of class voting and Party-trade-union relations. 15 pages, 19 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $105
05387. Violence on t.V. A paper reviewing the various arguments on the likelihood that TV violence stimulates violence in real life. The generally inconclusive nature of many studies is pointed out. 9 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $63
05262. Public Adminisiration in the Usa and the Ussr. Using Solzhenitsyn's The Cancer Ward and Shafriz' and Hyde's collection of readings, this paper analyzes the theory and practice of public administration in the US and the USSR. The Marxist theory of the state, law and public policy is discussed at some length, as is Max Weber's model of bureaucracy. It concludes that at least some of the differences between the Soviet and American systems may be more apparant than real. 25 pages, 21 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $133
05223. The "Discovery" of Inequality in the Ussr--Possibilities and Limitations of the Discussion in the Post-Stalin Era. The ideological and practical responses to the reality of "classes" in the USSR since 1953. The emphasis is upon the limitations of the current discussion until fundamental changes occur in the Soviet social system. 12 pages, 14 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $84
05210. The Japanese Political Elite. A study of the Japanese "ruling class." Concludes that--in spite of radical differences in history and tradition--political elitism in Japan is not qualitatively different from that in most parliamentary democracy. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
05202. International Dependence: The Case of the Ussr and Czechoslovakia. A discussion of the phenomenon of Sowiet "imperialism" using the history of Czechoslovakia as a case study. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
05045. Italian Unification Ln the 19th Century. A comprehensive history of the process of political unification in Italy between the French Revolution amd the "Risorgemento" of the late 19th century. The roles of Cavour and other nationalists are contrasted with the increasing strengths of the Communist party in 20th century and the economic struggles of recent times. 20 pages, 10 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
04990. Nationalism and Regionalism Today. The influence of regionalism and the apparent decline of the nation-state are discussed. The paper focuses on Spanish-speaking Latin America and black Sub-Saharan Africa, with the conclusion that the nation-state is still a viable entity in spite of certain economic consolidations. 7 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
04872. The Politics of Economic Development in Iran. An analysis of the interaction of politics and economics in Iran, with concentration on recent decades. Emphasizes the uneveness of development, the "dual economy", the role of oil and the place of the army in traditional and modern Iranian society. 15 pages, 12 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $105
04864. Lin Piao and the Nature of Chinese Politics. A major figure in recent Chinese politics is thoroughly analyzed in this well-documented report. The political career of Lin Piao from his appointment as Defense Minister in 1959 to his fall from power in 1971 is given a complete examination, and his relations with Mao and his wife are focused on. Lin's exaggerated radicalism and rigid interpretation of ideology are remarked upon, and his central role in the cultural revolution is stressed. The maneuverings of Mao and Lin during the latter days of the cultural revolution are studied in great detail. 25 pages, 34 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $133
04836. Guinea Since World War Ii. The development of Guinea as a French colonial territory and subsequently under Sekou Toure since independence in 1958 are considered. Toure's pragmatic Marxisn, conditioned by the particular problems of his country., the operation of his political machine and an instructive comparison with the regime of Kwame Nkrumah in nearby Ghana form the bulk of this paper. 9 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
04758. The Political Situation in the Andean Countries and the Public Relations Problems of Foreign Investors. Good brief survey of the political status of Venzuela, Colombia, Equador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile (coups and counter-coups); how the foreign investor should ward off criticism by stressing its positive role, and that people need jobs and good whether they're ruled democratically of dictatorially. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $49
04731. The Political System of Switzerland. Very good, thorough discussion of the political evolution of Switzerland, concentrating on government structure and functions, the army, neutrality, current issues. 16 pages, 23 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $112
04715. Country Report: Saudi Arabia. Basic overview of Saudi institutions and economic life; includes history, political institutions, economic statistics and a brief but thorough sunmary of Saudi resources, trade, and development plans. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $42
04631. Gibson's Theism and Empiricism. Good summary and discussion of this book; the theme is that theologians have allowed themselves to be placed on the defensive by a materialist culture, in trying to prove the existence of God. 7 pages, 7 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $49
04587. The Arab World in 1982. Interesting, knowledgable discussion of possible political events in the Middle East, written early '77. Analyzes internal and international conflicts such as Arab-Israeli, Iran-Saudi Arabia, Iran-Iraq, Egypt-Libya, Iraq-Syria, assessing political and economic tending towards peace and war; also influence of U.S. and Soviet Union, liklihood of popular revolution. Forecasts a 1978 "economic war" when Israel stubbornly refuses to negotiate with PLO, speculates on other possible conflicts. 15 pages, 17 footnotes, 24 bibliographic sources.   $105
04585. The Government of France. Overview of political institutions and tendencies in France; includes history, government structure. Parties, interest groups, future prospects. 20 pages, 17 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $133
04575. A Psychological Profile of Fidel Castro. Original study of Cuba's famous revolutionary leader, and quite free from rhetoric. Finds Fidel to be a serious and hard-working but non-dogmatic charismatic leader. 11 pages, 15 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $77
04501. Political Dissidents in the Soviet Union. Basic overview of dissidence in the worker's paradise 1975-1977, focusing on how dissidents are punished without benefit of liberal hand-wringing, defense lawyers, defense committees or any other amelioration; mentions Carter's human rights campaign. 4 pages, 11 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources. (all NY Times articles.)   $28
04420. The Influence of One Man: The Shah of Iran. 9 pages, 15 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. See Area Studies; Middle East,, Section 25D.   $63
04410. Crises of Decolonization: The Congo and Angola. Good concise analysis of the Congo crisis of '60-63 and Angolan war of '75-76, focusing on U.S. and Soviet involvement. How there was limited agreement between the two superpowers in the first case, conflict in the second; need for U.S. support of decolonization. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $49
04324. Communist Chinese Negotiations and Diplomacy: The Korean Case. Thorough study of the diplomacy of the People's Republic of China, focusing on Korea but also covering Taiwan, Russia, India and Vietnam; compares Chinese negotiating strategies with models proposed by G. T. Allison. 36 pages, 39 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $133
04273. The French Political Elite System. Basic overview of the political-administrative elite in France and how it derives from a few exclusive schools; the models of Marx and Max Weber are applied to the situation, Weber's found more applicable. 11 pages, 13 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
04193. Education and Inequality in the Soviet Union and the United States. Interesting and original discussion of the fact that inequality based on family traditions is obvious in both countries. Takes a basically Marxist position, finds that only politics, not education, can eliminate inequality. 12p., 12f., Ob.   $84
04156. Two Cases in State Medicine: Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Good thorough overview of how socialized medicine works out in practice in Great Britain and Russia; though each system has its faults, there seems little liklihood of major change in the system. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
04132. Public Opinion and Political Developments of Multinational Corporations in Canada. Good study of public hostility to foreign investment in Canada, government responses to regulate foreign investment, recent cases of takeover, prospects for government policy. Includes a 1 page table. 10 pages, 0 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $70
03948. Dissent in the Soviet Union. The suppression and liquidation of dissidents under the modern Communist state are discussed, with an emphasis on the changing situation and the problems of Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn in the last two decades. The views of the major dissidents are explained in the context of Soviet history, and the nature of the ruling elite is examined. 21 pages, 39 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.   $133
03910. For the Liberation of Brazil by Marighela. Good discussion of Marighela's call for urban guerrilla revolution in Brazil; reviewer admires Marighela's attempt to find new solutions for old problems, but dislikes his tendency to exalt armed struggle into an end in itself. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
03909. The Guerillas by J. Larteguy. Good critical review of this 1970 book on guerrilla activity and prospects in South America; the ghost of Che vs. the technology of the military. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $28
03836. Television and Voting in France. Very good, technical study by French-speaking student, which finds a small but significant link between growth in households possessing TV and voting for government position in referendums of '61-'62; shows good knowledge of poli. sci. literature and statistics. Includes 5 tables. 17 pages, 17 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $119
03698. Communist Politics in India. Very good, very sophisticated study of the Communist movement in India; includes history, positions of the three parties calling themselves Communist and various splinter groups, how they analyze India, the fact that none has yet gained a stable following, tendencies in Indian social structure (religion, well-entrenched and sophisticated elite) which counter Communism. 15 pages, 25 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.   $105
03577. Maurice Duplessis: His Policy and Personality. Very good, very complete study of this Prime Minister of Quebec (1936-59, with interruptions.) Includes his rise to power, his personality and methods of political control, his attitudes and actions towards provincial autonomy, trade unions, private enterprise and foreign investment, patronage and corruption. 29 pages, 49 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $133
03425. Race and Class in Malaysian Politics. Good, detailed study of Malaysia's racial antagonisms snd their effect on politics, focusing on the mistake of Malaysian Communists in identifying only with the Chinese minority. Discusses American presence in Malaysia, gives basic considerations for future American-Malaysian relations. 25 pages, 46 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources.   $133
03245. Cuba: Before and During Castro. Good Marxist overview of social justice in Cuba before and after the revolution; how housing, unemployment, health, etc. have all improved under Castro. 10 pages, 16 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
03196. The Canadian Political System by Van Loon and Whittington. Summary and discussion of this book analyzing the structure and functions of Canada's governmental system and how it reacts to the "inputs" of the political environment. 11 pages, 3 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $77
02395. Autonomism in Canada and Belgium (A Study in Nationalism). An excelent comparative study of two separatist movements: of the Quebecois and the Flemings. Good analysis of historical and sociological factors stressing the role of political elites. 16 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $112
02385A. The Presence of the Indefinite in German Politics. A philosophical essay on certain problems such as will, leadership and the role of intellectuality associated with Hitler; much comparison of Hitler and Schopenhauer's thought, idea of nihilist trends in German thought. 21 pages, 26 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
01999. Politics and Nationalism in Tamil Nadu. Good complete history of politics in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, concentrating on the development and manifestations of nationalism based on the Tamil language as opposed to the north Indian Hindi. 12 pages, 15 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
01843. Fascism in Japan and Germany: A Comparative Study. Focusing more on Japan, this paper finds that Japanese fascism on the 30's had more elements of traditional conservatism than Germany s. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $35
01508. British Public Schools and Elitism in Government. Good study of the history and function of the British public school (which is not public and is very elite.) Their history, and the high number of important men who come from them, the traditions of the public schools; concludes this type of education related to Britain's failure of leadership in the modern world. 16 pages, 25 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $112
01288. Nationalism in Yugoslavia. An examination of the effects of nationalism on the federal structure of the government of Yugoslavia from 1960 to date. The Titoist system is looked at for reforms such as decentralization of the economy, liberalization of the political framework of the party, and the deStalinization of the country as a whole. Issues of economic nationalism and self-determination are considered in depth, and changes in the national constitution during the period of reform are examined. Restructuring of the Federal Chamber, the Yugoslavian Central Committee, and other bodies are viewed in terms of Tito's nationalist strategy. 24 pages, 10 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $133
01206. Nationalism and the Hungarian and Czech Revolts. The suppression of the Hungarian uprising of 1956 and of the Czechoslovakian uprising of 1968 is considered in terms of the nationalism of both parties. The Russian action is viewed as an expression of internal isolationism, and the Hungarian and Czechoslovakian revolts as nationalist sentiment. A good history of deStalinization in the context of Russian history since the Bolshevik revolution. 16 pages, 0 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $112
01184. Causes of the Cuban Revolution. Good, scholarly, and sympathetic without being flattering. Sociopolitical analysis of the reasons for the occurrence and intensity of the Cuban revolution. 17 pages, 0 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $119
01171. Historical and Political Role of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Very thorough study by an admirer of the Chinese Revolution, tracing the PLA from beginnings of Nationalist-Communist strife to victory; most detail on early years and Long March, also gives the political role of PLA in first years of new regime. 29 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $133
00950. Three Views of Brazil. Good brief review of three books on Brazilian political history: "Nationalism in Brazil" by Burns, "Politics in Brazil" by Skidmore, and "Introduction to Brazil" by Vagley; reviewer only praises the second. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
00945. Two Types of Colonial Administration. A good basic comparison of the British colonial regime in Ghana with the French in Ivory Coast, focusing on the problems of political education and the needs of a modern society. 11 pages, 26 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $77
00828. Ideology Human Rights and the Soviet System. Clever poke at Soviet bureaucracy, in the form of imaginary conference between Brezhnev, Ukrainian, worker, farmer, etc.; makes good use of Leninist jargon. 11 pages, 1 footnote, 2 bibliographic sources.   $77
00814. Argentina: A City and a Nation by Scobie. Thorough critical book review about the formation of Argentinian nationalism and the economic bases of Peronism. 7 pages, 10 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $49
00779. Juan Domingo Peron's Rise to Power. Well-done detailed analysis of Juan Peron's manipulations of Argentinian politics in 1930s and 40s; how he brought military, unions, and nationalism together as the base for dictatorship. Good analysis of Argentinian politics at the time. 12 pages, 28 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
00121. Politics in Czechoslovakia. Good brief overview of Czechoslovakian events 1945-70, focusing on the Russian intervention of 1968 but also the structure of political and economic institutions. 8 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $56
12,187. The Welfare State in Trinidad and Tobago. This paper examines the development and contemporary status of the welfare state in the South Carribean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago a country which gained independence from Great Britain in 1962. Through an examination of the history, development, contemporary components, and social effect of the welfare state in Trinidad and Tobago, the paper attempts to identify the basic model of welfare in this country, as well as to determine whether Trinidad & Tobago is moving closer towards, retreating away from, or remaining a national welfare state. Keywords: Caribbean social economy health development. 25 pages; 69 footnotes; 28 bibliographic sources. 8,061 words.   $133
00007. The Image of the Working Class in the 19th Century English Novel. The growth of awareness of the working class and its living conditions is attributed to the works of writers like Dickens, Disraeli, Barrett, Carlyle and others. Fiction and non-fiction writings on social and political reform are given full coverage, and the growth of elementary education is credited to the reformers. 21 pages, 12 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $133
53805. The Government and Politics of France by John Ambler. Good summary of this book on the political institutions and trends of modern France. 12 pages, 4 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $84
53491. The One Party System in Liberia. The history of Liberia's political system, with its democratic principles and oligarchic reality, is described from the founding of the colony in 1817 to the current day. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
53375. The Social Classes of Haiti. Solid study of the social evolution of Haiti since being discovered by Columbus in 1492. Includes thorough history of class structure and social conflicts, analysis of present conditions. 9 pages, 15 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $63
53266. The Old and New Chinese Political Systems: A Comparison. Interesting discussion of interpretations of traditional and Communist China; treats questions such as totalitarianism, class power, democracy, psychological implications of the two systems; tends to see Maoism as an equalizing, efficient though authoritarian regime, respected by Chinese because its vices are different than the vices of the old regime. 13 pages, 24 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $105
53132. Tax Policies in Capitalist, Socialist and Communist Nations. Solid basic overview of how and why the government takes money from the people under any ideology; includes discussion of stabilization and other goals in U. S., redistribution of income in Sweden and Britain, planning and socialist incentives in USSR. l2p., 16f., l0b.   $84
52959. The Failure of Janio Quadros. A very well-written analysis of how Brazilian politician Quadros became isolated within a short time of assuming the presidency in 1961. 10 pages, 21 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. .   $70
52566. Ideal and Reality in the New Socialist Societies. Basic study of.whether party bureaucracy and institutionalization of authority are taking place in China and Cuba; numerous quotes from Mao, but the dearth of hard evidence either way makes for a cautious conclusion. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $70
52439. Theories of Prime Ministerial Powers in Great Britain. Ably discusses some theories on the political power of the office of Prime Minister in.Britain with respect to parliamentary intervention. and cabinet appointments. 20 pages, 27 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $133
52436. Charles Degaulle and Postwar French Foreign Policy. Treats the origins and development of DeGaulle's views, his ideas and activity out of office, and his policies when he headed the Fifth Republic. Argues effectively that he was primarily concerned with restoring France as a power. Good research. 24 pages, 29 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
52327. The Italian Christian Democratic Party. Elementary overview of the strongest party in Italy since World War II. Focuses on election returns and the development of factions. 7 pages, 13 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $49
52165. Political Ideology in Communist Politics. An analysis of the changing role of ideology and indoctrination in the modern Communist state. The reality of nationalism is seen as superseding the importance of ideology in Communist bloc countries today. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
52130. Political Leadership in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Good basic history of Communist Party leaders in these two nations since 1940, with emphasis on Yugoslavia's independent path and Bulgaria's subservient one. 15 pages, 23 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $105
51998. Political History of Switzerland. Good modern history of Switzerlsnd, focusing on her relations with other countries and the practical meaning of the traditional "neutrality" in the nuclear age. 16 pages, 25 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $112
51717. The Soviet Army. Basic overview of the Soviet army, focusing on its relation to the political chain of command and hypotheses about the rise of a "new class." 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $42
16047. Democracy and Imperialism in Pre-War Japan. The failure of Japanese democracy in the 1920's and the subsequent imperialism of the 1930's are related to Japan's industrial and foreign policy situation. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $35
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