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The Communist Party and war communism in Moscow, 1918-1921

Sakwa, Richard (1984)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

The thesis is divided into ten chapters and 3 parts. Following an introductory chapter on the literature on the main issues of the period, Part I opens with a chapter on the social and economic transformation of the city of Moscow during war communism, and its second chapter analyses the role of the trade unions and the pattern of labour relations in this period. Part II is concerned with the internal transformation of the party and the development of its relationship with society; and discusses recruitment, organisation, the nature of militarisation during the civil war, the party's ideological work, and its relationship to mass bodies. It ends with a study of the Moscow soviet and the development of bureaucracy. In Part III the debates at the end of war communism are considered in the light of the foregoing economic and political developments. The conclusion assesses the nature of war communism in Moscow.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Davies, R. W. (Robert William), (1925-)
School/Faculty:Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Commerce and Social Sciences
Department:Centre for Russian and East European Studies
Keywords:Russia, Communism, Bolshevik Party, Communist Party, Moscow
Subjects:HC Economic History and Conditions
DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
JA Political science (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1408
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