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The subtext here is that this was the defining debate of developmental economics for much of the twentieth century and the crucial factor in the discussion was not one of economics as such but of the country’s political place novd the world. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Kieran rated it liked it Nov 21, After service in the British Army during the second world war Nove worked as a civil servant mainly at the Board of Trade before teaching Economics ultimately becoming Professor of Economics at Glasgow University. Brandon Gilbert rated it really liked it Mar 08, Michael rated it it was ok Dec 25, Want to Read saving…. The End of NEP 7.


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An Economic History of the USSR by Alec Nove

Imperial Russia had a period of rapid economic jssr down to WWI but the country was nonetheless overwhelmingly agricultural and dependant on the sale of raw materials view spoiler [ primarily wheat hide spoiler ] for foreign currency. However the train still does not begin to move. Erik rated it liked it Apr 02, Some industrial enterprises were very large, but technically unsophisticated view spoiler [ of which the Putilov later Kirov works in St.

These 2 locations in South Australia: Gortyuo rated it really liked it Oct 02, Pricing policy worsened inflation and shortages without making life better for workers – but Soviet leaders could brag about lower prices.

Public Private login e. The lasting impression is that Russia and then the Soviet Union were and remain giants with feet of clay, determined to project an illusion of great power status off a poor agricultural base and latterly of course the sale of natural resources.

Federation University Australia Library. None of your libraries hold this item. The attempts of Khrushchev to introduce change, whether maize growing because as the story goes, he saw it in the USA and thought it looked good or the virgin soil initiative putting steppe pasture lands to the plough, worked well for a couple of years – then the soil was exhausteditself became a threat in a system in which every five year plan had to seen to be be over-completed within four years view spoiler [ Vaunting aloud, but racked with deep despair as Milton said hide spoiler ].


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Joseph Gardner rated it liked it Feb 20, Also Titled Economic history of the U. However coming from a very low base naturally the percentage of growth had been very fast.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. University of Queensland Library. Published April 30th by Penguin Books first published April 1st Open hidtory the public N Informative and easy book to read.

Books by Alec Nove. I have found that I cite this book whenever I want to give an example of a title that sounds really off-putting yet should be read for the pleasant surprise that I read this inand am writing these words intwenty-five years later, so I am user really reviewing the book, but rather describing how I remember it.