Excess Deaths and Industrialization: A Realist Theory of Stalinist Economic Development in the 1930s

  title={Excess Deaths and Industrialization: A Realist Theory of Stalinist Economic Development in the 1930s},
  author={Steven S. Rosefielde},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={277 - 289}
  • S. Rosefielde
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Economics
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Although more than a half a century has passed since Stalin abandoned NEP and laid the foundation of what many thought would be a socialist economic order, assessments of the size and character of Soviet achievements during the 1930s remain intensely controversial. This essay attempts to illuminate the nature of these divergent appraisals by examining their analytic underpinnings, and by evaluating them in terms of the relationship between excess deaths and the achieved levels of economic… 
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  • 1988