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The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953
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    James Heinzen
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    Yale University Press

The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

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  • James Heinzen
  • Yale University Press
  • Hardcover
  • 9780300175257
  • 9.3 X 6.2 X 1.1 inches
  • 1.6 pounds
  • History > Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • English
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The first archive-based study of official corruption under Stalin and a compelling new look at the textures of everyday Soviet life after World War II

In the Soviet Union, bribery was a skill with its own practices and culture. James Heinzen's innovative and compelling study examines corruption under Stalin's dictatorship in the wake of World War II, focusing on bribery as an enduring and important presence in many areas of Soviet life. Based on extensive research in recently declassified Soviet archives, The Art of the Bribe offers revealing insights into the Soviet state, its system of law and repression, and everyday life during the years of postwar Stalinism.


The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953

Author Bio

 James Heinzen specializes in the history of modern Russia. His research interests include the social, political, and cultural history of the Soviet Union, Stalinism, crime and corruption in Soviet history, everyday life, and revolution. Heinzen is the author of two books and numerous scholarly articles in journals such as the Journal of Social History, Slavic Review, and Kritika. 

He has written on topics such as anticorruption campaigns, secret informant networks under Stalin, bribery as a cultural practice, attacks on “bourgeois specialists” in the 1920s, and the politics of Soviet identity after the Revolution. Heinzen received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.A. from Trinity College (Hartford, CT). Before he came to Rowan, he taught at Princeton University and Yale University.

 

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