Competition in Socialist Society

Katalin Miklóssy (Editor), Melanie Ilic (Editor)

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The book explores how the concept of competition, which is associated with market economies, operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise 'co-operation. The book considers competition in a wide range of industries and social fields across the Soviet bloc, and show how the gradual adoption and adaptation of Western practices, led to the emergence of more open competitiveness in socialist society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon - New York
Number of pages209
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-74720-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-79717-5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2014
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • political history
  • history of state socialism
  • Cold War History

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