SWIANIEWICZ, Stanislaw SWIANIEWICZ, S.
Title: Forced Labour and Economic Development : An Enquiry into the Experience of Soviet Industrialization. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Oxford University Press, London / New York / Toronto, 1965,
Seller ID: 45711
SWIANIEWICZ, S. Forced Labour and Economic Development : An Enquiry into the Experience of Soviet Industrialization. London / New York / Toronto : Oxford University Press, 1965. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-ix,(3),-321,(3). 8vo, brown cloth, copper titles to spine. Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The author taught at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. "This book analyses the economic factors which led to coercion on so vast a scale during the industrialization of Soviet Russia. It goes on to consider the relevance of Soviet experience for underdeveloped countries, especially in Asia." -from the dj. "Before the last war the author was Professor of Political Economy in the University of Vilna and one of the leading Polish experts on Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Rejoining his old regiment in 1939, Professor Swianiewicz was taken prisoner by the Russians and narrowly escaped the Katyn massacre of Polish officers. Transferred to the Lubianka prison in Moscow he had a unique opportunity todiscuss the problems of totalitarian economics with senior representatives of the Soviet economic administration who were victims of Stalin's purges. The Soviet authorities, treating his pre-war activities in economic reasea rch as tantamount to espionage, sentenced him to eight years' forced labour. "Released on the basis of the Soviet-Polish agreement of 1941, Professor Swianiewicz was from 1943-4 Head of of the Polish Research Bureau for the Middle East in Jerusalem. After the war he held various teaching and research positions in London and Manchester, and in the service of the United Nations. In 1956-8 he held the chair of economics at Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, and he is now Professor of Economics and Statistics inSt.Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia." - front dj flap. Contents: 1. Introducton. Part I: The Phenomenon: 2. The Main Features of Soviet Forced Labour; 3. The Extent of Forced Labour and its Distribution among Industri es; 4. Post-War Developments. Part II: Agricultural Overpopulation and Forced Labour: 5. Agricultural Overpopulation; 6. Underemployment, Public Investment, and the Labour Market; 7. The Crossroads of Industrialization; 8. Food Supply and Forced Labour; 9. The Liquidation of Agricultural Overpopulation. Part III: Full Employment in an Unfree Society: 10. Economic and Social Aspects of the Great Purge of 1937-8; 11. Explosive Planning; 12. The Labour Bottleneck; 13. Investment and Consumption in the Soviet System; 14. Forced Saving and Forced Labour; 15. The Sociology of Totalitarian Full Employment; 16. The Problem of Soviet Man. Part IV: The Lessons of Soviet Experience: 17. The Perils of the Wage-Goods Gap; 18. The Background of the Advance in Industry and of the Failure in Agriculture; 19. A New Era in EconomicHistory. Very good in dustjacket 30.00