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The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia$
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Robert V. Daniels

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106497

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106497.001.0001

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The Fall of Khrushchev and the Advent of Participatory Bureaucracy

The Fall of Khrushchev and the Advent of Participatory Bureaucracy

(p.295) Chapter 26 The Fall of Khrushchev and the Advent of Participatory Bureaucracy
The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Robert Daniels

Yale University Press

Soviet politics may be studied by means of an art of educated guesswork known as Kremlinology, defined as the occult science of deducing what was going on in the Kremlin based on whatever evidence is available. There were two main schools of speculation about Soviet politics: the “totalitarian model” and the “conflict model.” The first model is convincing under Joseph Stalin while the conflict model is more appropriate under Nikita Khrushchev. An anti-Khrushchev conservative faction led by Communist Party secretary Frol Kozlov existed from 1960 to 1963. The shakeup in the Secretariat in May 1960 was the first obvious sign of the campaign against Khrushchev, who was finally removed by the rules of representative procedure. What appears to have been evolving, in the party framework, was a new kind of Soviet politics called participatory bureaucracy, which made the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union the cornerstone of the entire Soviet system.

Keywords:   Kremlinology, Kremlin, Nikita Khrushchev, Communist Party, Frol Kozlov, Secretariat, participatory bureaucracy, Central Committee, Soviet Union

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