The Politics of Economic Stagnation in the Soviet Union: The Role of Local Party Organs in Economic Management by Peter RutlandThe Politics of Economic Stagnation in the Soviet Union: The Role of Local Party Organs in Economic Management by Peter Rutland

The Politics of Economic Stagnation in the Soviet Union: The Role of Local Party Organs in Economic…

byPeter Rutland

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Peter Rutland analyzes the role played by regional and local organs of the Soviet Communist Party in economic management from 1970 to 1989. Using a range of Soviet political and economic journals, newspapers and academic publications, he examines Communist Party economic interventions in construction, energy, transport, consumer goods, and agriculture. He convincingly argues that party interventions hindered rather than assisted the search for efficiency in the Soviet economy and represent a major obstacle to the current economic reform movement.
Title:The Politics of Economic Stagnation in the Soviet Union: The Role of Local Party Organs in Economic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521121302

ISBN - 13:9780521121309

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Table of Contents

List of tables; Preface; Glossary of Russian terms and abbreviations; Introduction: the party in the post-totalitarian system; 1. The party and the economy: structures and principles; 2. Party interventions in industry; 3. Interventions in industry: case studies; 4. The party as regional coordinator; 5. Regional coordination: case studies; 6. The party as fireman: party interventions in the transport and energy sectors; 7. The role of the party in agriculture; 8. Non-party control organs; 9. The principles underlying the party's work with cadres; 10. The obkom elite in the 1980s; 11. Party and economy under Perestroika; Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...an authoritative, deeply researched study of the role of regional Communist party officials in the Soviet economy from 1975 to 1990....This important book highlights some of the intractable problems of the Brezhnev system to which scholars should have devoted more attention, and is essential reading for both specialists and graduate students." Linda J. Cook, Journal of Politics