Accession Number:

ADA092283

Title:

The Legacy of Ideology in Soviet Foreign Policy Toward the West.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

This thesis suggests that Marxist-Leninist ideology continues to play a significant role in the conduct of Soviet foreign relations in that it demands continuous, underlying hostility toward the capitalist west. Evidence of the continuing commitment to the ideology by the Soviet leadership is examined in three areas the efforts of the Communist Party to impart the doctrine to the Soviet people the bureaucratic stakes associated with the ideology in the Soviet domestic bureaucratic politics process and evidence that the hostility toward capitalism demanded by the ideology has been present throughout the history of the Soviet Union tempered only by the relative power of the Soviet Union and the capitalist states. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE