Robin Alison Remington

  • The Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw Pact

    Case Studies in Communist Conflict Resolution

    Robin Alison Remington

    An analysis of the Eastern European Warsaw Pact and its capacity to respond to intra-alliance and conflict.

    This book was written for general students of international relations as well as students of communism in a style intended to be readable. The research was based on the assumption that efficiency in the operation of any political alliance, indeed any institution, whether it be a school board, the US Supreme Court, the United Nations, or the Catholic Church, depends upon an accurate assessment of the adjustments that must be made and the ability to make them. The Warsaw Pact is a study of how a Communist regional defense alliance responded to conflict among its member states. It has been written with an awareness that, given the nature of Communist ideology, much of the relationship between Communist states depends upon party activities rather than joint institutions.

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  • Winter In Prague

    Documents on Czechoslovak Communism in Crisis

    Robin Alison Remington

    The original sources compiled in this volume, many of which have not previously been available in English, will allow students of communism to examine more closely both the substance of change in Czechoslovakia prior to Soviet intervention in August 1968 and the subsequent disarray in the international Communist movement.

    Robin Remington has selected documents to show, first, what was actually happening in Czechoslovakia before invasion. Ow had what George Modelski calls “Communist culture” with its own literature, symbols, and ritual behavior declined in Prague? This section includes major statements on such questions as freedom of the press, the role of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, Czech-Slovak constitutional federation, the importance of interest groups within a Communist state, and the controversial Action Program of the new Dubcek government.

    The second and third sections of the book contain papers on Czechoslovak liberalization and orthodox response. The documents show increasingly concerned Soviet and East European reactions, pressures put on Prague, and negotiations, which, failing, led to invasion.

    The book's fourth section deals with the invasion and the split in world communism. It shows postinvasion justification from Moscow combined with deviant reactions from other Communist parties. Specifically, documents demonstrate where parties normally so far apart as the Chinese and the French stood in relation to the invasion, and they discuss reverberations in Yugoslavia and Rumania, Cuba, North Vietnam, and Italy.

    The text includes six cartoons from Czechoslovak journals, seventy-two documents, and thirty-five commentaries by Robin Remington, who is Research Associate in Communist Studies, M.I.T. Center for International Studies.

    Winter in Prague is the fourteenth book in the Studies in Communism, Revisionism, and Revolution series, William E. Griffith, general editor.

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