Competition in socialist society
Edited by Katalin Miklossy and Melanie Ilic
Routledge, 2014 (August), 224 pages – Available for pre-order
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe
The concept of “competition” is usually associated with market economies, but this book explores how competition operated under state socialism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, where the socialist system, based on command economic planning and state-centred control over society, was supposed to emphasise “co-operation”, rather than competitive mechanisms.