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Goal Rationality in the Formulation and Conduct of Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy

Miller, Robert


T.H. Rigby�s concept of goal rationality, building on Max Weber�s ideas of substantive and formallegal rationality in the functioning of bureaucracies, provided important insights into the relevance of ideology for understanding how the Soviet system worked at both the domestic and foreign policy levels. This ideological dimension has tended to be neglected in much of the Western literature on Soviet communism. Since the end of the Soviet system, Russian leaders have tended to avoid ideology as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies


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