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Author Kontorovich, Vladimir,
Title Reluctant cold warriors : economists and national security / Vladimir Kontorovich.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]

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Author Kontorovich, Vladimir,
Subject Sovietologists -- United States.
Cold War.
Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- Research -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents Part I. Sovietology and the Soviet military power -- The origin and structure of Sovietology -- The politburo's holy of holies -- Part II. Soviet military power in the Sovietological mirror -- The missing sector -- Civilianizing the objectives of the planners -- Civilianizing industrialization -- Part III. Why government money could not buy economists' love -- The secrecy hypothesis -- Beating Soviet swords into Sovietological ploughshares -- Civilianization elsewhere.
Summary The academic study of the Soviet economy in the US was founded to help fight the Cold War. Vladimir Kontorovich evaluates how well the new field fulfilled this task, and shows that it largely neglected the military sector, which underpinned the Soviet Cold War effort. Professional norms of economics and political pressures drove researchers to ignore the priorities of their government sponsors and to fundamentally misinterpret their subject.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on online resource; title from web page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on April 6, 2020).
ISBN 0190868147 electronic book
9780190868154 electronic book
0190868155 electronic book
9780190868147 electronic book
9780190868130 electronic book
0190868139 electronic book
OCLC # 1114969659
Additional Format Print version: Kontorovich, Vladimir. Reluctant Cold Warriors : Economists and National Security. Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2019 9780190868123 (OCoLC)1089858327.

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