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The political economy of Stalinism : evidence from the Soviet secret archives

Author: Paul R Gregory
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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"This book uses the formerly secret Soviet State and Communist Party archives to describe the creation and operations of the Soviet administrative-command system. It concludes that the system failed not because of the "jockey" (i.e., Stalin and later leaders) but because of the "horse" (the economic system). Although Stalin was the system's prime architect, the system was managed the thousands of "Stalins" in a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Gregory
ISBN: 0521826284 9780521826280 0521533678 9780521533676
OCLC Number: 51726676
Description: xi, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The jockey or the horse? --
Collectivization, accumulation, and power --
The principles of governance --
Investment, wages, and fairness --
Visions and control figures --
Planners versus producers --
Creating Soviet industry --
Operational planning --
Ruble control : money, prices, and budgets --
The destruction of the Soviet administrative-command economy.
Responsibility: Paul R. Gregory.
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'... Gregory has blazed an exciting trail. All students of Soviet economic history will benefit from reading this book.' Peter Gatrell, University of Manchester 'This is an important book as it Read more...

 
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