Soviet Workers and the Collapse of Perestroika
The Soviet Labour Process and Gorbachev's Reforms, 1985 - 1991
By (author) Donald A. Filtzer
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Soviet Workers and the Collapse of Perestroika by Donald A. Filtzer
Book DescriptionSoviet Workers and and the Collapse of Perestroika is a comprehensive analysis of the role of labour policy in the development and ultimate collapse of Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Filtzer argues that initially perestroika was designed to modernize the Soviet economy while keeping the existing political and property relations of society intact, which required a thoroughgoing restructuring of the labour process within Soviet industry. When ultimately this policy failed, the regime in mid-1990 opted to move to a full-scale restoration of capitalism, a task which could not be fulfilled so long as the traditional work practices and work relations within industry remained unchanged. Filtzer argues that the collapse of the USSR has brought the solution to this problem no nearer, and that post-Soviet capitalism is rooted in corruption and speculation and cannot ensure long-term economic growth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521056533
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald A. Filtzer
Hazards of Urban Life in Late Stalinist Russia, Hardback (May 2010)
The first detailed study of the standard of living of ordinary Russians following World War II.
Soviet Workers and Late Stalinism, Paperback (August 2007)
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Soviet Workers and De-Stalinization, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Donald A. Filtzer
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