Competition in Socialist Society

History at the University of Gloucestershire

competitioninsocialistsocietyMy latest collection of essays, co-edited with Katalin Miklossy (University of Helsinki, Finland) was published by Routledge in August. The book is one of the outcomes of a three-year international collaborative project funded by the Academy of Finland from 2010 to 2012, and supported by the University of Helsinki. The project was hosted at the Aleksanteri Institute (the Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies in Helsinki). Contributors to the project are based not only in Finland and the UK, but also in France, Germany and Romania.

The book examines the ways in which competitive practices, more often associated with capitalist market economies, operated in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Individual chapters look at indigenous forms of ‘socialist’ competition as well as the ways in which market strategies and ‘competition’ were adopted and adapted in the Eastern bloc countries. Contributions look at the…

View original post 156 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s