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Stalinism in a Russian Province

A Study of Collectivization and Dekulakization in Siberia


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. James Hughes
    Pages 1-6
  3. James Hughes
    Pages 7-32
  4. James Hughes
    Pages 33-51
  5. James Hughes
    Pages 52-72
  6. James Hughes
    Pages 73-91
  7. James Hughes
    Pages 92-110
  8. James Hughes
    Pages 111-135
  9. James Hughes
    Pages 136-159
  10. James Hughes
    Pages 160-182
  11. James Hughes
    Pages 183-203
  12. James Hughes
    Pages 204-216
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 217-271

About this book


Stalinism in a Russian Province reexamines the agrarian policy pillars of Stalin's 'revolution from above' initiated in 1929-30, and is the first major study of its kind since the opening of Soviet archives. Through a pioneering application of the theoretical approaches of moral and political economy to Stalin's peasant policy, Hughes reevaluates the causes and processes involved in the great political, economic and social changes in the Soviet countryside. Rather than a bipolarized conflict between state and peasant, he profiles the socially variegated response of different peasant groups to collectivization and dekulakization and argues that it was as much a process involving social conflict between peasants.


revolution Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GovernmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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