Decision-making in the Stalinist Command Economy, 1932–37

  • E. A. Rees

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. E. A. Rees
    Pages 1-8
  3. E. A. Rees, D. H. Watson
    Pages 9-31
  4. R. W. Davies, O. Khlevnyuk
    Pages 32-66
  5. S. Tsakunov
    Pages 67-93
  6. Mark B. Tauger
    Pages 150-175
  7. E. A. Rees
    Pages 262-274
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 275-331

About this book


A detailed examination of economic policy-making in the USSR during the period of the Second Five-Year Plan (1933-1937). The work examines the process by which the plan was formulated and implemented, through a series of detailed case-studies, based on archival material, examining the role of the Politburo, the Soviet government, Gosplan and the main economic commissariats. It examines the relationship between the conflicts within the economic commissariats and the unleashing of the Great Purges 1936-38. The work aims towards a new conceptualisation of the Stalinist state.


economic policy policy-making Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • E. A. Rees
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25297-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25295-4
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