The Resource Inside Lenin's government : ideology, power and practice in the early Soviet state, Lara Douds

Inside Lenin's government : ideology, power and practice in the early Soviet state, Lara Douds

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Inside Lenin's government : ideology, power and practice in the early Soviet state
Title
Inside Lenin's government
Title remainder
ideology, power and practice in the early Soviet state
Statement of responsibility
Lara Douds
Title variation
Ideology, power and practice in the early Soviet state
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Language
eng
Summary
"Lara Douds examines the practical functioning and internal political culture of the early Soviet government cabinet, the Council of People's Commissars (Sovnarkom), under Lenin. This study elucidates the process by which Sovnarkom's governmental decision-making authority was transferred to Communist Party bodies in the early years of Soviet power and traces the day-to-day operation of the supreme state organ. The book argues that Sovnarkom was the principal executive body of the early Soviet government until the Politburo gradually usurped this role during the Civil War. Using a range of archival source material, Lara Douds re-interprets early Soviet political history as a period where fledging 'Soviet' rather than simply 'Communist Party' power was attempted, but ultimately failed when pressures of Civil War and socio-economic dislocation encouraged the centralising and authoritarian rather than democratic strand of Bolshevism to predominate. Inside Lenin's Government explores the basic mechanics of governance by looking at the frequency of meetings, types of business discussed, processes of decision-making and the administrative backdrop, as well as the key personalities of Sovnarkom. It then considers the reasons behind the shift in executive power from state to party in this period, which resulted in an abnormal situation where, as Leon Trotsky commented in 1923, 'leadership by the party gives way to administration by its organs'."--
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Douds, Lara
Dewey number
947.084/1
Index
index present
LC call number
JN6531
LC item number
.D68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
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Inside Lenin's government : ideology, power and practice in the early Soviet state, Lara Douds
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- State and revolution and the idea of Soviet democracy -- Early Soviet democracy in practice: Sovnarkom as Cabinet, 1917-19 -- The Sovnarkom Administration Department as an "anti-bureaucratic" apparatus -- Sverdlov, the Soviets and the Secretariat -- "Collegiality" in the early Soviet government -- Sovnarkom's decline and the rise of the Politburo 1919-23 -- The politics of illness: Lenin and his deputies, 1921-23 -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781474286701
Lccn
2017039533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961408844
  • (YBP)ybp13233799
Label
Inside Lenin's government : ideology, power and practice in the early Soviet state, Lara Douds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- State and revolution and the idea of Soviet democracy -- Early Soviet democracy in practice: Sovnarkom as Cabinet, 1917-19 -- The Sovnarkom Administration Department as an "anti-bureaucratic" apparatus -- Sverdlov, the Soviets and the Secretariat -- "Collegiality" in the early Soviet government -- Sovnarkom's decline and the rise of the Politburo 1919-23 -- The politics of illness: Lenin and his deputies, 1921-23 -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781474286701
Lccn
2017039533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961408844
  • (YBP)ybp13233799

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