Soviet industry and the Red Army under Stalin: A military-industrial complex?
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Soviet industry and the Red Army under Stalin: A military-industrial complex? In: Seminar on Serving the State - Administrative Pracitces in the Soviet Union, Paris, FRANCE, DEC 14-15, 2001. Published in: CAHIERS DU MONDE RUSSE, 44 (2-3). 323-+.Full text not available from this repository.
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:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Journal or Publication Title:||CAHIERS DU MONDE RUSSE|
|Publisher:||EDITIONS DE L ECOLE DES HAUTESETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Title of Event:||Seminar on Serving the State - Administrative Pracitces in the Soviet Union|
|Location of Event:||Paris, FRANCE|
|Date(s) of Event:||DEC 14-15, 2001|
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