Soviet industry and the Red Army under Stalin : a military-industrial complex?
Harrison, Mark, 1949- (2001) Soviet industry and the Red Army under Stalin : a military-industrial complex? Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. (Warwick economic research papers).
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The paper considers some of the views of the Stalin–era relationship between Soviet industry and the Red Army that are current in the literature, and disentangles some confusions of translation. The economic weight of the defence sector in the economic system is summarised in various aspects. The lessons of recent archival research are used as a basis for analysing the army–industry relationship under Stalin as a prisoners’ dilemma in which, despite the potential gains from mutual cooperation, each party faced a strong incentive to cheat on the other. It is concluded that the idea of a Soviet military–industrial complex is not strictly applicable to the Stalin period, but there may be greater justification for the Soviet Union after Stalin.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 20th century, Defense industries -- Soviet Union, Soviet Union -- Military policy|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Date:||8 October 2001|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Leverhulme Trust (LT), British Academy (BA), University of Warwick|
|Version or Related Resource:||Harrison, M. (2003). Soviet industry and the Red Army under Stalin: a military-industrial complex? Les Cahiers du Monde Russe, 44(2-3), pp.323-342.|
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