A Struggle for the Soviet Future: The Birth of Scientific Forecasting in the Soviet Union

  title={A Struggle for the Soviet Future: The Birth of Scientific Forecasting in the Soviet Union},
  author={Eglė Rindzevi{\vc}iūtė},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={52 - 76}
This article analyzes the development of Soviet scientific future studies after World War II, arguing that the field's theory and methods undermined the certainty of the communist future and laid the foundations for a new Soviet governmentality that acknowledged the intrinsic uncertainty of future development. The emphasis on uncertainty—but also the need for more data that could freely circulate between different branches of government and hence more transparency (glasnost')—called for radical… 
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