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Soviet workers and de-Stalinization : the consolidation of the modern system of Soviet production relations, 1953-1964 /
Donald Filtzer.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
description
xv, 318 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521418992 (hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
isbn
0521418992 (hardback)
catalogue key
3189433
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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"...a valuable and worthwhile book."Walter D. Connor, Slavic Review
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This is the first comprehensive study of the position of Soviet industrial workers during the Khrushchev years. Dr Filtzer examines the main features of labour policy within the overall context of 'de-Stalinization' and provides a detailed analysis of shop-floor relations between workers and managers, the position of women workers and their specific role in the Soviet economy. The labour problems under Khrushchev are shown to be the same as those which confronted Mikhail Gorbachev and his ill-fated perestroika, thus helping to explain the failure of Gorbachev's policies.
Main Description
This is the first comprehensive study of the position of Soviet industrial workers during the Khrushchev period. Dr Filtzer examines the main features of labour policy, shop-floor relations between workers and managers, and the position of women workers. He argues that the main concern of labour policy was to remotivate an industrial population left demoralized by the Stalinist terror. This 'de-Stalinization' had to be carried out without undermining the power and property relations on which the Stalinist system had been built. The author convincingly demonstrates how labour policy was thus limited to superficial gestures of liberalization and tinkering with incentive schemes. Rather than achieving any lasting effects, the Khrushchev period saw the consolidation of a long-term decline into economic stagnation. The labour problems under Khrushchev are shown to be the same as those which confronted Mikhail Gorbachev and his ill-fated perestroika, thus helping to explain the failures of Gorbachev's policies.
Main Description
This is the first comprehensive study of the position of Soviet industrial workers during the Khrushchev period. Donald Filtzer examines the main features of Khrushchev's labor policy within the overall context of "de-Stalinization" and provides a detailed analysis of shop floor relations between workers and managers, the position of women workers and their specific role in the Soviet economy. In his conclusions, the author relates the labor problems of the Khrushchev years to those faced by Mikhail Gorbachev and perestroika, thus helping to explain the failure of Gorbachev's policies.
Main Description
This 1992 book is a comprehensive study of the position of Soviet industrial workers during the Khrushchev period. Dr Filtzer examines the main features of labour policy, shop-floor relations between workers and managers, and the position of women workers. He argues that the main concern of labour policy was to remotivate an industrial population left demoralized by the Stalinist terror. This 'de-Stalinization' had to be carried out without undermining the power and property relations on which the Stalinist system had been built. The author convincingly demonstrates how labour policy was thus limited to superficial gestures of liberalization and tinkering with incentive schemes. Rather than achieving any lasting effects, the Khrushchev period saw the consolidation of a long-term decline into economic stagnation. The labour problems under Khrushchev are shown to be the same as those which confronted Mikhail Gorbachev and his ill-fated perestroika, thus helping to explain the failures of Gorbachev's policies.
Description for Bookstore
In this 1992 book, Dr Filtzer demonstrates how labour policy under Khrushchev was limited to superficial gestures of liberalization and tinkering with incentive schemes. Rather than achieving any lasting effects, the Khrushchev period saw the consolidation of a long-term decline into economic stagnation.
Description for Bookstore
Dr Filtzer demonstrates how labour policy under Khrushchev was limited to superficial gestures of liberalization and tinkering with incentive schemes. Rather than achieving any lasting effects, the Khrushchev period saw the consolidation of a long-term decline into economic stagnation.
Table of Contents
Introduction: the contradiction of de-Stalinization
Labour Policy under Khrushchev: Issues and Results
The worker and the work environment
The reform of labour legislation and the re-emergence of the labour market
The labour shortage
The wage reform
De-Stalinization and the Soviet Labour Process
The historical genesis of the Soviet labour force
Limits of the extraction of the surplus
The position of women workers
Skill, de-skilling and control over the labour process
Conclusion
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