Terror by Quota: State Security from Lenin to Stalin (an Archival Study).

Gregory, Paul R.

ISBN 10: 0300134258 / ISBN 13: 9780300134254
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New Haven :. Yale University Press, 2009. Hardcover. Dustjacket. 360 pp.(The Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War). - This original analysis of the workings of Soviet state security organs under Lenin and Stalin addresses a series of questions that have long resisted satisfactory answers. Why did political repression affect so many people, most of them ordinary citizens? Why did repression come in waves or cycles? Why were economic and petty crimes regarded as political crimes? What was the reason for relying on extra-judicial tribunals? And what motivated the extreme harshness of punishments, including the widespread use of the death penalty? Through an approach that synthesizes history and economics, Paul Gregory develops systematic explanations for the way terror was applied, how terror agents were recruited, how they carried out their jobs, and how they were motivated. The book draws on extensive, recently opened archives of the Gulag administration, the Politburo, and state security agencies themselves to illuminate in new ways terror and repression in the Soviet Union as well as dictatorships in other times and places.English text. Condition : very good. Condition : very good copy. ISBN 9780300134254 KEYWORDS: RUSSIA, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Verlag: Yale University Press (2009)
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