Democracy, Plan, and Market: Yakov Kronrod's Political Economy of Socialism

Democracy, Plan, and Market: Yakov Kronrod's Political Economy of Socialism

by David Mandel


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This is the first book in English to present a succinct overview of the influential work of the Russian economist Yakov Abramovich Kronrod (1912–1984) on the political economy of socialism. Kronrod headed the theoretical section of the Institute of Economics of the Academy of the USSR in the 1970s until the authorities decided that his ideas were dangerous, banning Kronrod's publications until his death in 1984. Kronrod argued that while national ownership and democracy are the dominant relations of socialism, commodity-market relations nevertheless have an important role to play in the planned economy. This revelatory book includes the first translation of one of Kronrod's key essays, "Socio-oligarchism—Pseudo-Socialism of the Twentieth Century," and introduces Kronrod's thought to the English-speaking world for the first time.

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ISBN-13: 9783838211084
Publisher: ibidem Press
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 1,026,954
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Mandel teaches political science at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. He has written extensively on workers and their movements in the Russian Revolution, the Soviet period, and after the collapse of the Soviet system. He has been actively involved in labor education in Russia for the past 25 years.

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