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RO-10521-70

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)
Alexander Dallin (Project Director: 07/01/1970 to present)

Soviet Society and Foreign Policy

Study of the ways in which the domestic environment has imposed constraints and exerted pressures on the conduct of Soviet foreign policy, from the Bolshevik takeover in 1917 to the present. ABSTRACT: Project to explore the ways in which the domestic enviroment has imposed constraints and exerted pressures on the conduct of Soviet foreign policy. Surveying the entire period since the Bolshevik takeover in 1917, study to analyze the major trends (and provide case-studies where source materials permit), anaylyzing the nature, intensity, direction and mechanics of domestic forces affecting foreign policy-making such as domestic instability, social strife, and economic weakness; priorities of directed change in Soviety society; elite conflicts and politics; difference over foreign policy within the Soviet elite; interest groups and divergent priorities; public opinion and Soviet policy. Particular attention to be given to the views of Soviet intellectuals, including the image of the US and China in their writings, and of the Soviet military. Funds for PI's salary, office supplies, indirect.

Project fields:
Political Science, General

Program:
Basic Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,472 (approved)
$11,472 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1970 – 9/30/1971