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The Chekist Police State, Ideology, and Human Capital in the USSR: A Case Study

Heekin, Sixten LU (2017) EKHK18 20171
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
Police states are among the most invasive tools at the disposal of an autocratic regime- and the Chekist police state of the USSR is no exception. By arresting, imprisoning, or outright killing any person found to be undesirable or lacking adequate ideological fervor, Stalin’s police force left an indelible mark on the 1930s. They can be viewed as a form of political institution, and as such have a variety of consequences that must be examined to understand the industrial revolution of the USSR; though this study will focus on just one. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the Stalinist police state and human capital; and to explain how that relationship affected the success of the Soviet industrial revolution.
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Heekin, Sixten LU
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EKHK18 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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USSR, Stalin, human capital, police state, industrialization, ideology
language
English
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8921887
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2017-08-07 10:54:19
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  abstract     = {Police states are among the most invasive tools at the disposal of an autocratic regime- and the Chekist police state of the USSR is no exception. By arresting, imprisoning, or outright killing any person found to be undesirable or lacking adequate ideological fervor, Stalin’s police force left an indelible mark on the 1930s. They can be viewed as a form of political institution, and as such have a variety of consequences that must be examined to understand the industrial revolution of the USSR; though this study will focus on just one. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the Stalinist police state and human capital; and to explain how that relationship affected the success of the Soviet industrial revolution.},
  author       = {Heekin, Sixten},
  keyword      = {USSR,Stalin,human capital,police state,industrialization,ideology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Chekist Police State, Ideology, and Human Capital in the USSR: A Case Study},
  year         = {2017},
}