Buy An Economic History of the U.S.S.R. Revised Ed. ed. by Alec Nove (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. An Economic History of the USSR has 52 ratings and 4 reviews. Jan-Maat said: Long ago I heard a lecturer tell us that The Financial Times was the best ne. An Economic History of the U.S.S.R. By Alec Nove. London: The Penguin. Press, Pp. $ Professor Nove’s preface observes that “there is no.

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Michael rated it economlc liked it Dec 16, There is a joke that goes like this, all the leaders of the Soviet Union are travelling on a train across the Soviet Union when the train suddenly stops. I learned a lot.

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Lucie rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Nove’s book has a light, easy to read style relatively speaking as books on economic history go and is a good book to read if you are interested in the question of collectivisation and forced industrialisation, but it also works well alsc an introductory history to the Soviet Union as a whole because of the centrality of creating first economic growth and later economic stability to the entire Soviet system.

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Refresh and try again. But broke down when you wanted to create new products or industries. That is to say, I read it expecting it to be the most crashing bore but perhaps enlighteningand found that it was surprisingly interesting – and also enlightening, so BONUS!

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It was put in place by Stalin during the period of the first five year plan. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


An Economic History of the USSR

The attempts of Khrushchev to introduce change, whether maize growing because as the story goes, he saw it in the USA and thought it looked good or the virgin soil initiative putting steppe pasture lands to the plough, worked well for a couple of years – then the soil was exhausteditself became a threat in a system in which every five year plan had to seen to be be over-completed within four years view spoiler [ Vaunting aloud, but racked with deep despair as Milton said hide spoiler ].

Michael rated it it was ok Dec 25, Alexander rated it it was ok Jan 18, And another set would be sold at much higher prices. Nove died in Voss, Norway on 15 May Such was the economic history of the Soviet Union. Trivia About An Economic Histo Sandra rated it really liked it Feb 24, However coming from a very low base naturally the percentage of growth had been very fast.

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Then Brezhnev leans forward and says ‘lets draw the curtains novee pretend the train is still moving’. Subscription or UK public library membership required. Mike rated it it was ok Jul 15, Joseph Gardner rated it liked it Feb 20, This biography of a British economist is a stub.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online ed. The end result we see in the contemporary Russian economy, dependant again on the sale of raw materials, now largely hydro-carbons, to make ends meet instead of grain as in Imperial times, plus ca change The Soviet chemical industry lagged for example. Alan Scott rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Erik rated it liked it Apr 02, JP rated it liked it May 06, Tomislav rated it it was ok Jun 10, Open Preview See a Problem?


Furniture makers made heavier couches. If anything it made me want to study more the different varieties of socialist planning that started to develop in the 20s before Stalin assumed complete control.

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Return to Book Page. Mark Schrad rated it really hssr it Aug 09, I have found that I cite bistory book whenever I want to give an example of a title that sounds really off-putting yet should be read for the pleasant surprise that I read this inand am writing these words intwenty-five years later, so I am not really reviewing the book, but rather describing how I remember it.

The achievement of a late nineteenth century vision of economic power by means of violence ossified into a profoundly conservative system that became the foundation of social stability. Views Read Edit View history.

The lasting impression is that Russia economi then the Soviet Yssr were and remain giants with feet of clay, determined to project an illusion of great power status off a poor agricultural base and latterly of course the sale of natural resources. The starting point is shortly after where Falkus’ The Industrialisation of Russia leaves off, in the wake of the First World War and the following civil war. After service in the British Army during the second world war Nove worked as a civil servant mainly at the Board of Trade before teaching Economics ultimately becoming Professor of Economics at Glasgow University.