March 29, 2010 Lecture - Soviet Social Contract unofficial...

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Soviet Social Contract: unofficial political leadership begins to support Soviet workers more materially rather than politically paradox develops under Brezhnev 1964-1982: as a part of deStalinization Khrushchev relieved harsh restrictions on immobility Soviet workers consented to the government’s domination of power blue-collar workers: core of industrial labor force emergence of Soviet dissidents proclaimed universality of human rights UN Declaration of 1948: right to exercise political rights intelligentsia, rural population & non-Slavic, non-Russian national groups: do not benefit from contract 1989: miner strikes nearly paralyzed the Soviet economy 1961: 22 nd Party Congress 3 rd Party Program approved
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course HY 265 taught by Professor Dr.georgeliber during the Spring '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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