Economics of Forced Labor The Soviet Gulag

ISBN-10: 0817939423

ISBN-13: 9780817939427

Edition: 2003

Authors: Paul R. Gregory, Valery Lazarev, V. V. Lazarev, V. V. Lazarev

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The authors provide both broad overviews and specific case studies as they examineThe various forms of coercion and the channels through which coerced labor was distributed under Stalinism's heyday, from the late 1930s to the early 1950sWhy the Gulag emerged and its perceived economic rationaleThe chronology of the Gulag from the first major projects—such as the White Sea–Baltic Canal—to the unfinished plans of the 1950sThe day-to-day costs of maintaining the Gulag and the great hidden cost of coercion—the loss of productivityHow the Soviet leadership desperately sought to find the right balance between extreme coercion and extreme material incentives for the labor force—and how material incentives played an increasingly greater role in later yearsHow Stalin's death provided the excuse for radical reform and the end of the GulagSeen together, these contributions present an extraordinary portrait of a major aspect of the Soviet approach to economic achievement whose results should provide an invaluable lesson to future generations.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Eugenia Belovais Senior Content Developer, Economics, Cengage Learning.Valery Lazarevis Senior Research Scientist, Empirical Education.

An Introduction to the Economics of the Gulag
Forced Labor in Soviet Industry: The End of the 1930s to the Mid-1950s: An Overview
The Economy of the OGPU, NKVD, and MVD of the USSR, 1930-1953: The Scale, Structure, and Trends of Development
The End of the Gulag
Coercion versus Motivation: Forced Labor in Norilsk
Magadan and the Economic History of Dalstroi in the 1930s
Building Norilsk
The White Sea-Baltic Canal
The Gulag in Karelia: 1929 to 1941
List of Acronyms
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