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Reluctant cold warriors : economists and national security

Author: Vladimir Kontorovich
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Cold War, Western economic studies of the USSR neglected the military sector of the Soviet economy. Were economic Sovietologists under political pressure, and if so, in what direction? This book has broad relevance for national security uses of social science research today.--Adapted from dust jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Kontorovich
ISBN: 9780190868123 0190868120
OCLC Number: 1089858327
Description: xx, 266 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Why bother with the writings on a defunct economy by authors now at best retired? --
Part I: Sovietology and the soviet military power. The origin and structure of sovietology --
The politburo's holy of holies --
Part II: Soviet military power in the Sovietological mirror. The missing sector --
Civilianizing the objectives of the planners --
Civilianizing industrialization --
Part III: Why government money could not buy economists' love. The secrecy hypothesis --
Beating soviet swords into Sovietological ploughshares --
Civilianization elsewhere.
Responsibility: Vladimir Kontorovich.

Abstract:

During the Cold War, Western economic studies of the USSR neglected the military sector of the Soviet economy. Were economic Sovietologists under political pressure, and if so, in what direction? This book has broad relevance for national security uses of social science research today.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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