Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy (Paperback)

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Inefficient, overstaffed and indifferent to the publics needs, the Soviet economic bureaucracy operates today much as it did in the 1930s. In Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy, Paul R. Gregory takes an inside look at how this system works and why it has traditionally been so resistant to change. Gregorys findings shed light on a bureaucracy that is widely considered the greatest threat to Gorbachevs efforts at perestroika, or restructuring. Restructuring the Soviet Economic Bureaucracy is based on Soviet and Western published accounts as well as interviews with former members of the Soviet economic bureaucracy, mainly from the middle elite. These informants, with their expert knowledge of the system, tell how bureaucrats big and small make the routine and extraordinary decisions that determine Soviet resource allocation. This highly personalized account reveals Soviet bureaucratic practices to be the response to an inherently complex resource-allocation problem that defies easy solutions. The often-criticized irrationalities of the Soviet bureaucracy are revealed to contain their own internal logic and consistency. *Author: Gregory, Paul R. *Series Title: Soviet Interview Project *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 196 *Publication Date: 2006/11/23 *Language: English *Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.45 inches


Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521032681
SKU 203093147
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521032687
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Number of Pages 0196
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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