The art of the bribe corruption under Stalin, 1943-1953

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Art of the Bribe
Subtitle of host publicationCorruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages406
ISBN (Electronic)9780300175257
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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