Wilson Center Experts

Nobuo Shimotomai

Guest Scholar
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Professor, Hosei University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Political Reforms in the USSR, 1987-1991

Project Summary

Examines the political reforms in the USSR that were inaugurated by Gorbachev, culminating the August revolution. Pays particular attention to the regions and branches, providing a theoretical framework and historical perspective in the analysis of massive data. Provides an understanding of political struggles and the institutional changes for economic modernization and transformation.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Oct 31, 1984- Nov 30, 1984; Regional Politico-Societal Process in the Stalinist Period