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The Role of the State in Economic Change$
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Ha-Joon Chang and Robert Rowthorn

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198289845

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289845.001.0001

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The State under State Socialism and Post-Socialism  

The State under State Socialism and Post-Socialism  

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(p.214) (p.215) 9 The State under State Socialism and Post-Socialism 
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The Role of the State in Economic Change
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Michael Ellman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289845.003.0009

In a socialist state like that of the Soviet Union, the state — speaking economically — controls all the means of production. While socially speaking, in socialism, the state is the most powerful figure that can reshape a society. In contrast to a capitalist state, the state is the weaker variable and it lets the state dynamically change itself. After the abolition of socialism in countries formerly espousing it, a lot of attributable negative events happened after its dissolution, poverty incidence grew more pervasive, the high-culture espoused by socialism disappeared together with it. However, after the socialism disappears, all the rights guaranteed under a true democratic society are granted to the people like the right to speech, free press, organization and a lot more.

Keywords:   socialism, production, Soviet Union, socialist state, poverty, high-culture, democratic society

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