357 BOOK REVIEWS Soviet Constitutional Crisis: From De-Stalinization to Disintegration. By Robert Sharlet. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1992. xii + 191 pp. $ 49.95 ISBN 1-56324-063-7 The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Politburo. By John Löwenhardt, James R. Ozinga and Erik van Ree. London: UCL Press Limited, 1992. xix + 244 pp. £ 30 HB ISBN 1-85728-015-6 Executive Power and Soviet Politics: The Rise and Decline of the Soviet State. Edited by Eugene Huskey. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1992. xiv + 282 pp. $ 49.95 ISBN 1-56324-059-9 Two of the books reviewed here are by authors who have returned to subjects on which they have done distinguished work earlier. The third is a collection of essays by well-known specialists on politics and law in the former Soviet Union. It may be noted that all three book have the word "Soviet" in their titles, but also speak of "disintegration", "fall", and "decline", which testifies to the dizzying course of events with which the authors have had to contend. Robert Sharlet produced The New Soviet Constitution of 1977 in 1978. Its informative introduction, taken up largely with an account of the process by which the 1977 Constitution
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