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Author Sanchez-Sibony, Oscar, 1977- author.

Title Red globalization : the political economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev / Oscar Sanchez-Sibony.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (pages).
Series New studies in European history
New studies in European history.
Contents Isolation -- Depression Stalinism -- Postwar: the Bretton Woods Cold War -- Aspiration -- Restoration: resuming the relationship with capitalism -- Maelstrom: the decolonization vortex -- Integration -- Conformity and profit: the Soviet economy under American hegemony -- Poor relations: the limits of Soviet economic dysfunction -- Conclusion: Mikoyan's legacy.
Summary Was the Soviet Union a superpower? Red Globalization is a significant rereading of the Cold War as an economic struggle shaped by the global economy. Oscar Sanchez-Sibony challenges the idea that the Soviet Union represented a parallel socio-economic construct to the liberal world economy. Instead he shows that the USSR, a middle-income country more often than not at the mercy of global economic forces, tracked the same path as other countries in the world, moving from 1930s autarky to the globalizing processes of the postwar period. In examining the constraints and opportunities afforded the Soviets in their engagement of the capitalist world, he questions the very foundations of the Cold War narrative as a contest between superpowers in a bipolar world. Far from an economic force in the world, the Soviets managed only to become dependent providers of energy to the rich world, and second-best partners to the global South-- Provided by Publisher.
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Subject Cold War (1945-1989)
Soviet Union -- Foreign economic relations.
Foreign trade regulation -- Soviet Union.
Cold War -- Economic aspects -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1945-1955.
Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1955-1965.
Chronological Term 1945-1965
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sanchez-Sibony, Oscar, 1977- Red globalization 9781107040250 (DLC) 2013035760 (OCoLC)858672625
ISBN 9781139870979 (electronic bk.)
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9781139628778 (electronic bk.)
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