Making Socialism Work: The Shchekino Method and the Drive to Modernize Soviet Industry

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2022

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“Making Socialism Work: The Shchekino Method and the Drive to Modernize Soviet Industry” examines factory-level efforts to improve socioeconomic conditions in the Soviet Union during the late twentieth century. It does so to understand Soviet socialism’s capacity to evolve. Drawing on national and regional archival documents and newspapers, it contests the argument that the Soviet system was too rigid to survive in the world of computerized, post-Fordist production. By focusing on labor in the enterprise, it reveals that many of the characteristics typically associated with capitalist flexible production were present in the Soviet Union by the mid-1960s. To the extent that flexible production represents the social corollary of neoliberal political theory, “Making Socialism Work” helps to explain continuity between the Soviet and post-Soviet political economies.

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Nealy, James Allen (2022). Making Socialism Work: The Shchekino Method and the Drive to Modernize Soviet Industry. Dissertation, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/25175.

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