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Author Name:    SIEGELBAUM, Lewis H. St. Antony's / Macmillan Series

Title:   Politics of Industrial Mobilization in Russia, 1914-17 : A Study of the War-Industries Committees. First Edition

Publisher:    Macmillan in association with St. Antony's College, Oxford, London and Basingstoke, 1983, ISBN:0333343301 

Seller ID:   114430

SIEGELBAUM, Lewis H. The Politics of Industrial Mobilization in Russia, 1914-17 : A Study of the War-Industries Committees. (London and Basingstoke) :Macmillan in association with St. Antony's College, Oxford, (1983). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xix,(1),1-312. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering tofront board and spine. "The First World War necessitated not only the mobi lization of troops, but the industrial resources of all the Great Powers. This book analyses the political constraints and ramifications of industrialmobilization in Russia. It focuses on the War-Industries Committees, an or ganization founded in 1915 ostensibly to assist in the war effort but also incorporating the aspirations of the Russian industrial bourgeoisie for greater control over the administration of the war economy and, ultimately, political power. Drawing on Soviet and Western archives, contemporary newspapers, the publications of the War-Industries Committees, and a wide range ofmonographic literature, the author pieces together the ways in which indus trial mobilization became a highly charged political issue, one that contributed towards the downfall of the old regime. After an introductory chapteron the 'making' of the Russian industrial bourgeoisie, the author examines initial efforts to mobilize industry, the crisis which brought about the c reation of a network of War-Industries Committees, and the challenge they posed to the Tsarist government. The next two chapters explore the Committees' involvement in war-industrial production and the regulation of the war economy. This is followed by a consideration of the workers' groups and their attempts to put industrial relations on a 'European' footing. A final chapter discusses the role of both the Committees and their workers' groups inthe social and political upheavals which preceded the February Revolution, and their respective fates in 1917." (from the abstract). Contents : 1. Ru ssian Industry and the Making of a Russian Industrial Bourgeoisie. 2. Russian Industrialists and the Initial Mobilization, 1914-15. 2.1 The patriotic enthusiasm of Russian industrialists. 2.2 The munitions shortage of 1914-15. 3. Moscow to the Rescue: the Formation of the War-Industries Committees. 3.1 Riabushinskii and the mobilization of Russian industrialists. 3.2 The district and local War-Industries Committees. 3.3 The Central and Moscow War-Industries Committees. 3.4 The First All-Russian Congress. 4. The High Politics of Defence, June-September 1915. 4.1 The War-Industries Committees and the Special Councils. 4.2 The War-Industries Committees' triumvirate and the Progressive Bloc. 5. The War-Industries Committees and the Production of Military Supplies. 5.1 The distribution of state orders. 5.2 The contractors of the WarIndustries Committees. 5.3 The War-Industries Committees' enterprises and the development of new industries. 5.4 The fulfilment of orders. 5.5 Conclusions. 6. The War-Industries Committees and the Regulation of the War Economy. 6.1 Metals and foreign purchases. 6.2 Coal and oil. 6.3 Cotton. 6.4 Evacuation and rail transport. 6.5 Manpower. 6.6 Conclusions. 7. The Labour Question - the Workers' Groups of the War-Industries Committees.7.1 Class collaboration vs 'boycottism'. 7.2 The politics of industrial re lations. 8 The Challenge of Revolution. 8.1 From patriotic despair to revolution. 8.2 The War-Industries Committees from February to October. Very good. 80.00

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