The Bolshevik government, as a revolutionary, modernizing regime encountered grave problems in managing and controlling the state. As a Marxist party, influenced by the Russian administrative tradition and by Bolshevik organizational practices, it repudiated the western liberal conception of the state. It sought to create a new state administration which would embody the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ and provide a vehicle for the transition to socialism. The party’s relations with the state, and the relations of both with the society, assumed critical importance. A plethora of organizational structures were created to link these units together. At the centre of the problem of state building lay the issue of state control.
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