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Book launch: The Soviet economy and the approach of war, 1937-1939

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Book launch: The Soviet economy and the approach of war, 1937-1939

by R. W. Davies, Mark Harrison, Oleg Khlevniuk, and S. G. Wheatcroft

The Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES), in conjunction with the ESRC Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, would like to invite you to the following event:

Wednesday, 7th November 2018
17:30-18:30 (networking event afterwards)
The University of Birmingham
Room 420 Muirhead Tower

Speakers:

Julian Cooper, CREES, University of Birmingham

Melanie Ilic, University of Gloucestershire

Mark Harrison, University of Warwick

Stephen Wheatcroft, University of Melbourne

The Soviet economy and the approach of war, 1937-1939, by R. W. Davies, Mark Harrison, Oleg Khlevniuk, and S. G. Wheatcroft (Palgrave, 2018) marks the conclusion of a forty-year project of research on Soviet industrialisation funded by the ESRC, based at CREES, and led by former CREES director Bob Davies. The book begins with the Great Terror and ends with the Hitler-Stalin pact and the outbreak of World War II in Europe. During that time, Soviet society was repeatedly mobilised against internal and external enemies, and the economy provided a principal arena of that struggle.

This event is free to attend and all are welcome.