The nature of contemporary soviet commodity production
International Journal of Social Economics
The Purpose of this second part of this special issue is to contribute to a better understanding of the nature of Soviet society. It is not possible to analyse such a society in all its complexities within the space of one' study. There are, however, some economic relations which determine society's major features. We believe that commodity-production relations in the Soviet Union are of this type. The paper, using Marxian methodology and terminology, proceeds on the following path. First, it outlines the concept of “commodity production”. Second, it presents prevailing views on the existence of commodity production in the Soviet Union. Third, it examines in detail some of these views. Fourth, it develops an analysis and a judgement about the nature of Soviet production. And, finally, it explains why Soviet production has evolved into a system of state capitalism. © 1988, MCB UP Limited
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Raiklin, Ernest and Gillette, C. C., "The nature of contemporary soviet commodity production" (1988). Faculty Publications. 4691.