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

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 12, 1992 - Political Science - 320 pages
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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.

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Rutland is an associate professor of government at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and a contributing editor to Transitions.

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