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Soviet Economic Development from Lenin to Khrushchev : New Studies in Economic and Social History - R. W. Davies

Soviet Economic Development from Lenin to Khrushchev

New Studies in Economic and Social History

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1998
ISBN: 9780521622608
Number Of Pages: 128

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This book provides a comprehensive survey of Soviet economic development from 1917 to 1965 in the context of the pre-revolutionary economy. In these years the Soviet Union negotiated the first stages of modern industrialisation and then, after the defeat of Nazi Germany and its allies, emerged as one of the two world superpowers. This was also the first attempt to construct a planned socialist order. These developments resulted in great economic achievements at great human cost. Using the results of recent Russian and Western research, Professor Davies discusses the inherent faults and strengths of the system, and pays particular attention to the major controversies. Was the Russian Revolution doomed to failure from the outset? Could the mixed economy of the 1920s have led to a democratic socialist economy? What was the influence of Soviet economic development on the rest of the world?

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'Books in this series are designed to introduce students to key topics, and to set out the arguments and issues in a 'critical but unpartisan fashion'. R. W. Davies has done this with admirable clarity ... As a teaching tool this book will prove invaluable.' Donal Filtzer, University of East London 'Davies has provided a valuable addition to a distinguished series and one which will earn the gratitude of students of Soviet economic development.' Economic History Review

List of maps
List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Main dates in Russian and Soviet history
Glossary
Introduction
The Tsarist economy
War Communism, 1918-1920
The new economic policy of the 1920s
Measuring Soviet economic growth
Soviet economic development, 1928-1965
The Soviet economic system, 1928-1965
Soviet industrialisation in perspective
Further reading
References
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ISBN: 9780521622608
ISBN-10: 0521622603
Series: New Studies in Economic and Social History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st March 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.31

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