Subverting the System: Gorbachev's Reform of the Party's Apparat, 19861991
- Publish Date: 2005-11-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jonathan Harris
Subverting the System deals with an issue of fundamental importance, namely the internal evolution of the regime in the final years of Soviet power. In particular the book examines the contradictory approaches taken by Gorbachev in relation to the role and organization of the Communist Party, contradictions that effectively paralyzed the party as a functioning political organization and that ultimately provoked a dynamic that led to the fall of the system in its entirety.