Communism : a very short introduction / Leslie Holmes.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 155 pages) : illustrations.
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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|Bibliography, etc.:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Contents:||Preface; List of illustrations; List of tables; 1 The theory of communism; 2 A brief history of communism in power; 3 The political system of communism; 4 The economic system of communism; 5 Social policies and structures of communism; 6 Communism's international allegiances; 7 The collapse of communism -- and the future; Further reading; Chronology; Index.|
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|Summary:||The collapse of communism was one of the most defining moments of the twentieth century. At its peak, more than a third of the world's population had lived under communist power. What is communism? Where did the idea come from and what attracted people to it? What is the future for communism?This Very Short Introduction considers these questions and more in the search to explore and understand communism. Explaining the theory behind its ideology, and examining the history and mindset behind its political, economic and social structures, Leslie Holmes examines the highs and lows of communist po.|
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Citation: Holmes, Leslie. "Communism : a very short introduction." Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2009.