A History of Soviet Russia: 4 Foundations of a Plannedeconomy,1926-1929: Volume 1: Part 1

A History of Soviet Russia: 4 Foundations of a Plannedeconomy,1926-1929: Volume 1: Part 1

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The present volume and its successor, written jointly by E. H. Carr and R. W. Davies, open the final instalment of E. H. Carr's A History of Soviet Russia . They deal with economic affairs, and the central theme is the replacement of the guided market economy of NEP by direct planning, first predominantly in financial, and later also in physical, terms. The varying fortunes of the struggle between market forces and the aims of the planners are worked out in the spheres of agriculture, industry, management of labour, trade and finance. The volume ends with a study of the build-up of the planning mechanism, culminating in the adoption of the first five-year plan in the spring of 1929. The decision of January 1930 to collectivize agriculture falls outside the period covered, but the conditions and reasons leading up to it are fully discussed. These were the opening years of a tense period of Soviet history, in which extraordinarily rapid expansion of industry was accompanied by increasingly ruthless economic pressures and political repressionsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 452 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 40mm | 710g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • biography
  • 0333245709
  • 9780333245705

Table of contents

Contents PART 1: AGRICULTURE The Harvest of 1926 The Harvest of 1927 The Harvest of 1928 Land and the Peasant Agricultural Cooperatives Kolkhozy Sovkhozy Mechanized Agriculture The Conract System Land Consolidation The Eve of the 'Break-Through' PART 2: INDUSTRY Industrialization in Progress Costs and Efficiency Organization of State Industry Non-State Industry The Reshaping of Industry PART 3: LABOUR The Labour Force The Drive for Productivity Wages Trade Unions The Specialists Social Policies PART 4: TRADE AND DISTRIBUTION The Market and the Plan The Socialized Sector The Private Sector Control of Prices Consumption and Rationing Foreign Trade PART 5: FINANCE Finance and Planning The State Budget Credit, Currency and Banking PART 6: PLANNING Principles of Planning Agencies of Planning The Control of Figures Operational Plans The General Plan The Five-Year Plan Major Projects Tables List of Abbreviations Table of Approximate Equivalents Indexshow more

About E. H. Carr

E.H. CARR who died in 1982 at the age of ninety was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, UK. His books include International Relations between the Two World Wars 1919-1939, The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939, Nationalism and After, The New Society, What is History?, 1917: Before and After, Michael Bakunin, The Russian Revolution From Lenin to Stalin 1917-1929, the fourteen volume History of Soviet Russia and The Twilight of the Comintern 1930-1935. R. W. DAVIES is Director of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham.show more