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Industry, State, and Society in Stalin's Russia, 19261934
In his reexamination of the origins of the Stalinist state during the formative period of rapid industrialization in the late 1920s and early 1930s, David R. Shearer argues that a centralized state-controlled economic system was the consciously conceived political creation of Stalinist leaders rather than the inevitable by-product of socialist industrialization. Focusing ...more
Unknown Binding, 263 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Cornell University Press
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This book is a classic example of form follows function, or perhaps, form follows content. It's a bewildering and meandering book, about a bewildering and meandering subject: Soviet economic policy during Stalin's rise to power. Yet, through a detailed analysis of the Soviet economy, with a particular focus on the all-important metals industries, Shearer is able to show just how contested the nature of that economy was even after Stalin had taken over from Trotsky and Bukharin.
I had heard all ab ...more