From Khrushchev (1935-36) to Khrushchev (1956-64): Construction Policy Compared

Ilic, Melanie J ORCID: 0000-0002-2219-9693 and Davies, R W (2011) From Khrushchev (1935-36) to Khrushchev (1956-64): Construction Policy Compared. In: Khrushchev in the Kremlin: Politics and Government in the USSR, 1953-64. Routledge, pp. 202-231. ISBN 9780415476485

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This paper examines Khrushchev’s construction policies, starting with his proposals to the December 1935 Building Conference and comparing these to the policies enacted during his period of office from 1956 to 1964. The paper discusses a range of capital construction projects, including both housing stock and industrial plant. It includes an examination of the following issues: the financing of construction programmes, especially the preparation and enforcement of estimates; the measurement of ‘success indicators’ in the building industry; attempts to reduce costs and the problem of measuring the costs of construction; the manufacture and supply of building materials; attempts to reduce labour turnover and to establish a permanent labour force in the building industry. The paper includes an examination of increases in the housing stock and industrial plant between the mid-1930s and the Khrushchev era.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Nigel McLoughlin
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015 14:49
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:56

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