By Alec Nove

Show description

Read or Download An Economic History of the USSR, 1917-91 PDF

Similar international books

Group theoretical methods in physics : proceedings of the XVIII international colloquium held at Moscow, USSR, 4-9 June 1990

This quantity includes overview talks and a small collection of the study papers provided on the world's such a lot exotic convention on staff theoretical tools in physics. The papers are dedicated to such subject matters as spectrum producing teams, quantum teams, coherent states, and geometric facets of team representations.

Formal Methods for Real-Time and Probabilistic Systems: 5th International AMAST Workshop, ARTS’99 Bamberg, Germany, May 26–28, 1999 Proceedings

This publication constitutes the refereed court cases of the 5th overseas AMAST Workshop on Formal equipment for Real-Time and Probabilistic structures, ARTS '99, held in Bamberg, Germany in might 1999. The 17 revised complete papers awarded including 3 invited contributions have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 33 submissions.

Vascular Smooth Muscle / Der Gefäßmuskel: Proceedings of the Satellite-Symposium of the XXV. International Congress of Physiological Sciences and Annual Meeting of the German Angiological Society, July 20–24, 1971 in Tübingen / Verhandlungen des Satellit-

This e-book summarizes the papers provided on the overseas Symposium on vascular delicate muscle, geared up together with the XXV Interna­ tional Congress of Physiological Sciences by way of the German Society of Angiology e. V. Honorary Presidents have been Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. okay. Wezler and Profes­ sor Dr.

Collaborative Systems for Production Management: IFIP TC5 / WG5.7 Eighth International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems September 8–13, 2002, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The company surroundings during the global is presently facing speedy and much achieving swap. they're analysing their enterprise methods and scrutinising how one can make their platforms extra streamlined and aggressive on the way to meet the demanding situations posed via the worldwide financial system. Forming shut alliances and integrating the operational approaches with the major providers and shoppers is the chant each one is embodying.

Extra resources for An Economic History of the USSR, 1917-91

Example text

Without big banks socialism would be impossible. The big banks are the state apparatus which we need to bring about socialism, and which we take ready-made from capitalism; our task here is merely to lop off what capitalistically mutilates this excellent apparatus, to make it even bigger, even more democratic, even more comprehensive. Quantity will be transformed into quality. A single State Bank, the biggest of the big, with branches in every rural district, in every factory, will constitute as much as nine-tenths of the socialist apparatus.

But how this was to happen was left undefined. '12 The cure-all was to be 'all power to the Soviets', though how (or whether) they are to operate railways and tanneries is not stated. "3 Perhaps the most complex 'programme' of the months before the seizure of power may be found in Lenin's 'The Impending Catastrophe and How to Combat It', published as a pamphlet at the end of October 1917 and written a month earlier. Ifc begins dramatically with the words 'Unavoidable catastrophe is threatening Russia'.

The trade unions, however, were in these first months not under Bolshevik control, whereas many of the factory committees were. Yet the latter, despite this control, were bound to reflect only the sectional interest of the factory workers. The local leaders had neither the training nor the sense of responsibility to 'supervise' and 'control' production and distribution. They could and did sell off materials, pilfer, disobey instructions. Of course, discipline had to be reimposed. Carr comments that 'as a weapon of destruction workers' control rendered indisputable service to the revolutionary cause'.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 5 votes