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Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Vladimir Kontorovich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The academic study of the Soviet economy in the US was created to help fight the Cold War, part of a broader mobilization of the social sciences for national security needs. The Soviet strategic ... More


Civilianizing the Objectives of the Planners

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Simple omission is not the only anomaly in Sovietology’s treatment of military-economic matters. Another is civilianization, the peaceful reinterpretation of the features of the economy that the ... More


Civilianizing Industrialization

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Forced industrialization, which was launched under the First Five-Year Plan, was a formative event that set the course of the Soviet economy. Stalin and other Soviet rulers have repeatedly stated, ... More


Beating Soviet Swords into Sovietological Ploughshares

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the influences that inclined scholars in the field to recast their subject in civilian terms. Sovietologists belonged to a small, low-prestige field of economics. They were ... More


Civilianization Elsewhere

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

Aversion of the discipline of economics to things military, which Sovietology, its peripheral field, emulated, is shown to be a part of a more general pattern in the social sciences. A survey of ... More


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