Decision-making in the Soviet economic bureaucracy administrative implementation of the 1965 economic reform by Richard Irving Tubis

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  • Administrative agencies -- Soviet Union,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic policy

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Other titlesSovnarkhoz system
Statementby Richard Irving Tubis
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Paginationiv, 400 leaves
Number of Pages400
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Open LibraryOL17862079M

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Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy is based on Soviet and Western published accounts as well as interviews with former members of the Soviet economic bureaucracy, mainly from the middle elite. These informants, with their expert knowledge of the system, tell how bureaucrats big and small make the routine and extraordinary decisions Cited by: The enigma of Soviet society is nowhere more strikingly manifested than in its economic relations with the outside world.

Western business people Soviet Foreign Trade: The Decision Process: S.H. Gardner: : BooksCited by: 8. Economic issues were the cornerstone of soviet ideology and the soviet system, and economic issues brought the whole system crashing down in This book is a record of what happened, and it is also an analysis of the failure of Soviet economics as a concept.4/5(2).

"Alienation and the Soviet Economy is economic analysis in the grand manner. The book is a warning to future generations not to commit crimes in the name of socialism—to no purpose. The market rules, and presumably Marxian alienation continues to afflict us all.".

In Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy, Paul R. Gregory takes an inside look at how the system worked and why it has traditionally been so resistant to change. Gregory's findings shed light on a bureaucracy that was widely considered the greatest threat to Gorbachev's efforts at perestroika, or restructuring.

Restructuring the Soviet Decision-making in the Soviet economic bureaucracy book Bureaucracy is based on Soviet and. “This book is appropriate for all levels of readers, including both specialists and non-specialists in the field of Soviet economics.

After reading Alienation and the Soviet Economy, one student remarked that Professor Roberts was the first scholar he had ever read who explained the Soviet economy in its own terms, thus clarifying a number of problems which had previously perplexed him.

Beginning with the edition of his bestselling economics textbook, Paul Samuelson included a graphic displaying the comparative growth rates of the American and Soviet economies. Per this forecast, the Soviet gross national product would overtake the United States at some point between twenty-three and thirty-six years in the future.

Of course, by the end of the Soviet Union, the Soviet leadership already saw state administration as a major factor in the general economic slowdown (and growing crisis), low labour productivity. Soviet economic bureaucracy. A general description of this study can be found in The Soviet Economic Bureaucracy, A Report Delivered to the National Council For Soviet and East European Research, August, The nomenklatura (Russian: номенклату́ра, IPA: [nəmʲɪnklɐˈturə]; Latin: nomenclatura) were a category of people within the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries who held various key administrative positions in the bureaucracy, running all spheres of those countries' activity: government, industry, agriculture, education, etc., whose positions were granted only with.

Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy by Paul R. Gregory,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The author argues that not only will the bureaucracy, in the form of the Ministry of Finance, retain its position, it will also evolve to be more consistent with the transformed economic system allowing the Japanese economy to recover and retain its important role in the global book details the history of the Ministry of Finance and.

The holder of a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, he is the author or coauthor of twelve books and many articles on economic history, the Soviet economy, transition economies, comparative economics, and economic demography including Lenin’s Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives (Hoover Institution Press, ), The Cited Decision-making in the Soviet economic bureaucracy book 8.

The economy of the Soviet Union was based on a system of state ownership of the means of production, collective farming, industrial manufacturing and centralized administrative planning.

The Soviet economy was characterized by state control of investment, a dependence on natural resources, shortages, public ownership of industrial assets, macroeconomic stability, negligible unemployment, high growth rates and high job security.

Beginning inthe course of the economy Currency: Soviet ruble (SUR). NONMARKET DECISION MAKING THE PECULIAR ECONOMICS OF BUREAUCRACY By WILLIAM A. NISKANEN Institute for Defense Analyses I.

Introduction Economics does not now provide a theory of the maximizing bureau- crat. The currently dominant approach to public administration is to provide the organizational structure, information system, and analysisFile Size: KB. Subjects covered include: Stalin's dominance of the decision making process; other political leaders and organizations; how economic policy was developed; the almost separate development of the military defense industry; the economic aspects of the GULAG; how the system worked in practice from the perspective of an enterprise manager; and the last 5-year plan that was developed during Stalin's 4/5(2).

Paul Roderick Gregory (born 10 February in San Angelo, Texas) is a professor of economics at the University of Houston, Texas, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a research fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research.

He has written about Russia and the Soviet Union. BUREAUCRACY AND DEMOCRACY IN THE USSR By T. Rigby* The Soviet Union is a highly bureaucratized society, perhaps the most bureaucratized society the world has ever seen. The purpose of this article is to explain and substantiate this statement, and then to qualify it along lines that may be unfamiliar to most readers.

The idea that the Soviet bureaucracy (like the trade-union bureaucracy in the West) has not cut its umbilical cord with the working class, and that its specific interests and political decisions can be seen within the framework of that special parasitic-relationship with the proletariat, leads to the conclusion that the class struggle in the capitalist countries continues to be a bi-polar process: capital versus labor (with the bureaucracy.

Moscow State University. Among his numerous books are Restructur-ing the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy (), Before Command: The Russian Economy from Emancipation to Stalin (), and Russian National Income, – He is the co-author (with Robert Stuart) of Russian and Soviet Economic Structure and Performance, now in its seventh Size: 1MB.

Bureaucracy, politics, and decision making in post-Mao China Kenneth Lieberthal, David M. Lampton Using a model of "fragmented authoritarianism," this volume sharpens our view of the inner workings of the Chinese bureaucracy.

The Soviet economic reform, sometimes called the Kosygin reform (Russian: Косыгинская реформа) or Liberman reform, were a set of planned changes in the economy of the USSR. A centerpiece of these changes was the introduction of profitability and sales as the two key indicators of enterprise success.

The enigma of Soviet society is nowhere more strikingly manifested than in its economic relations with the outside world. Western business people, even those with representative offices in Moscow, often describe their negotiations with the Soviets as a veritable black-box affair.

Narrowly defined, reform of the economic system involves radical decentralization of decision-making and control. However, since an economy is an interrelated system, change in one part.

Throughout the book, the authors return to the question of the so-called “economic calculation debate” which questioned whether planning a national-scale economy is possible. This debate arose largely because of the rise of the Soviet Union, which seemed in the early 20th century to demonstrate the viability of large-scale planning.

Start studying Chapter 28 Book Quiz. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. a greater voice in official decision making, whether on campus or in the factory. Preventing a Soviet-style bureaucracy from developing by inciting students to attack officials, teachers, and other authorities.

From the start, Soviet economic managers were oblivious to the economic farce they were directing. During the first Five-Year Plan (–), V. Kuibyshev, head of the USSR GosPlan (State Planning Commission), sent the Associated Press a report stating that the plan’s results put to rest the claims “uttered by the most prominent bourgeois economists and politicians that the.

Excellent book on Indian economics. It explains how a decentralized market economy would work much better in IN as compared to a centralized socialist economy (which India has today). The book covers IN economy from to and the author talks in details about his economic reform in when he was cabinet minster under PV Narsimha Rao/5.

SOVIET ECONOMIC STUPOR. Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the new Soviet leader, has come to power pledging to rouse the Soviet economy from its stupor. and shifting some of the decision-making to Author: Serge Schmemann.

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So Twiss’s book should be welcomed for giving a new and valuable perspective on Trotsky’s thinking. In a work that is scholarly in the best sense of the term, Twiss traces Trotsky’s developing thought about the nature of bureaucracy in Russia from to   Balzac's "Bureaucracy" is maybe not the best novel about bureaucracy - I'd go with Catch 22 - but it is well worth reading.

It is a tale of the battle between two bureaucrats - the competent Rabourdin and the connected Baudoyer - to become head of division after Monsieur de la Billardiere dies. The enigma of Soviet society is nowhere more strikingly manifested than in its economic relations with the outside world.

Furthermore, those Soviet agencies cannot respond to price signals in the same way as the American consumer can, because Soviet domestic prices and exchange rates are themselves set rather arbitrarily by governmental agencies.

Trade-union debate was a political discussion between the end of and the spring of inside the Bolshevik party on the role of the trade unions in result of this debate was a rejection by the 10th Congress of the Russian Communist Party of the views of Trotsky, who was supported by the 9th Secretariat (Nikolay Krestinsky, Yevgeni Preobrazhensky and Leonid Serebryakov), the.

Elected the General Secretary of the Soviet Union in He led reforms in the economy, social issues, the military and the government. He urged Eastern European leaders to open their economic and political systems and establish democratization.

Soviet Economic Bureaucrats Are Not About to Fade Away The economic inertia is reinforced by the lack of a detailed map of the way forward. that is required to decentralize decision-making. A t the start of this unusual and interesting book, which is subtitled “On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy”, David Graeber states what he calls the iron law of.

Among other things, the Soviet changes call for decentralized decision-making, increased scope for market incentives, partially decontrolled prices and a smaller bureaucracy. Resistance Is Admitted.

Soviet foreign trade played only a minor role in the Sovietfor example, exports and imports each accounted for only 4 percent of the Soviet gross national Soviet Union maintained this low level because it could draw upon a large energy and raw material base, and because it historically had pursued a policy of self-sufficiency.

In the next few years, the upper levels of the Soviet bureaucracy will enter a process of wholesale replacement by a new generation of leaders, mostly in their 50's, who have long stood waiting at.

iy (economic stagnation) It was never a Soviet nation. It was communist and part of the Warsaw pact and had Soviet influence, but was not part of the Soviet Union. In a recent Free Thoughts podcast, Cato scholar Andrei Illarionov, former economic advisor of Vladimir Putin, brought up a peculiar aspect of the Soviet economic system that left his interviewers stunned.

Speaking of his time studying economics in college, Illarionov stated, “Prices were not studied Prices were forbidden.” 1 Soviet economics did not allow for a proper price .Perestroika (/ ˌ p ɛr ə ˈ s t r ɔɪ k ə /; Russian: Перестройка, IPA: [pʲɪrʲɪˈstrojkə] ()) was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the s and is widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning "openness") policy reform.

The literal meaning of perestroika is "restructuring Literal meaning: Restructuring.

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