"Substate Dictatorship" by Yoram Gorlizki

Substate Dictatorship Networks, Loyalty, and Institutional Change in the Soviet Union Yoram Gorlizki, Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Yale-Hoover Series on Authoritarian Regimes
Publication date:
08 Sep 2020
Yale University Press
464 pages: 235 x 156mm
33 b-w illus.

How do local leaders govern in a large dictatorship? What resources do they draw on? Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg Khlevniuk examine these questions by looking at one of the most important authoritarian regimes of the twentieth century. Starting in the early years after the Second World War and taking the story through to the 1970s, they chart the strategies of Soviet regional leaders, paying particular attention to the forging and evolution of local trust networks.

Yoram Gorlizki is professor of politics at the University of Manchester. Oleg Khlevniuk is professor of history at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russian Federation) and the author of Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator.