Socialism In Russiaby Nodari Simonia, N. A. Simoniia
Pub. Date: 02/23/1994
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
This study by Simonia is among the first to present an in-depth analysis of the theory and practical effect of the transition to socialism in Russia. The work consists of two parts: the first deals with the attempt initiated by Lenin to affect a socialist system, the evolution of his theoretical thought, and his search for a model of indirect transition to
This study by Simonia is among the first to present an in-depth analysis of the theory and practical effect of the transition to socialism in Russia. The work consists of two parts: the first deals with the attempt initiated by Lenin to affect a socialist system, the evolution of his theoretical thought, and his search for a model of indirect transition to socialism (through state capitalism); the second analyzes Stalin's direct declaration of state-bureaucratic socialism, his distortion of the ideas of cooperation, state capitalism, and socialist accumulation, and the failure of his communist society. In concluding, Simonia relates Russia's socialist development to its current economic and socio-political problems, providing insights into its tortuous and thorny history.
Table of Contents
A Bid For Socialism
Russia as the Secondary Model of Capitalism
The Concept of "Secondary Model"
Specificity of the Secondary Model in Russia
A Feature of Bourgeois Evolution
The Problem of The Transitional Period
State Capitalismthe Linchpin of the Transitional Period
Small-Commodity Producers Wedded to State Capitalism
The State and Private Enterprise Capitalism
Administrative Decentralization and Economic Centralization in the Public Sector
The "Passage to Socialism": The Stalin Model
Stalin's Interpretation of NEP
Stalin on Cooperatives
The Problem of "Socialist Accumulation"
The Dismantling of NEP: Stalin's Collectivization Drive
First Strike at the Countryside
Mounting Struggle in Leadership
Falling Out With "Bukharinists"
"Dizzy With Success"
First Upshot of Collectivization
Mechanism of Extra-Economic Product Expropriation
The Dismantling of NEP: Stalin's Industrialization Drive
Two Types of Industrialization
The Ejection of the Private Sector
Nationalized Sector Transformed
Consolidation of the Administrative-Command Mechanism
Did Stalin Create the Basis of Socialism?
The Level of Physical Labor Force
Economic Functions of Terror
Planirovanie and Planomernost' Equated
"Transition to Communism"
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