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Ordinary Stalinism: The Council of Ministers and the Soviet Neopatrimonial State, 1946–1953*
Postwar reconstruction in the Soviet Union entailed a concerted effort to recreate, often from a most unpromising base, a system of centralized Stalinist relations in almost all walks of life. The
Class and nation in the Jewish settlement of Palestine: the case of Merhavia, 1910–30
Abstract This article examines the relationship between ideology and settlement in early twentieth-century Palestine by tracing the evolution of one co-operative, Merhavia, located at the heart of
Structures of Trust after Stalin
Abstract:The Soviet Union under Stalin is not often thought of as an environment conducive to inter-personal trust. The article builds on recent research which suggests that trust may exist in
Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945-1953
Following his country's victory over Nazi Germany, Joseph Stalin was widely hailed as a great wartime leader and international statesman. Unchallenged on the domestic front, he headed one of the most
Too Much Trust: Regional Party Leaders and Local Political Networks under Brezhnev
Why did the campaign for “trust in cadres” (doverie k kadram) come to be so emblematic of the Brezhnev era? In this article, Yoram Gorlizki argues that following the failure of Nikita Khrushchev's
Moscow, Center
This chapter looks at the succession struggle in Moscow and its effects on the environment in which substate leaders operated. It discusses the death of Joseph Stalin in March 1953 that unleashed a
Stalin and his circle
Joseph Stalin's personality left a giant imprint on the Soviet system. This chapter describes Stalin's relations with his deputies and their evolution into four phases. The first phase begins by
Rules, Incentives and Soviet Campaign Justice after World War II
IN THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR II the agencies of the command economy and of the Stalinist state settled into relatively stable institutional roles. With the ravages of war and terror behind them, the