Politburo and Sovnarkom

  • E. A. Rees
  • D. H. Watson
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History and Society book series (SREEHS)

Abstract

As a preliminary to the examination of the case-studies of decision-making in the individual commissariats we shall briefly review the role of the Politburo and Sovnarkom in the overall process. The availability of the protocols of both these bodies has greatly increased our understanding of the decision-making process. The case-studies will themselves cast further light on the role of Sovnarkom and the Politburo, but first we need to examine how far these bodies were organised to intervene in and regulate the process of decision-making and policy implementation, how the spheres of responsibilities of the Politburo and Sovnarkom were demarcated, and how the role of these bodies changed over time. This will provide a basis for examining the access which commissariats had to the decision-making centres, and the scope which they had to influence the policy process.

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