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Harvard Historical Studies 147

Dictatorship and Demand

The Politics of Consumerism in East Germany

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$70.50 • £56.95 • €63.50

ISBN 9780674016989

Publication Date: 03/31/2005


310 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Production and Consumption: Establishing Priorities
  • 2. The Contest Begins: The Currency Reform, the Berlin Blockade, and the Introduction of the HO
  • 3. The Planned and the Unplanned: Consumer Supply and Provisioning Crisis
  • 4. The Rise, Decline, and Afterlife of the New Course
  • 5. “Demand Research” and the Relations between Trade and Industry
  • 6. Crisis Revisited: The “Main Economic Task” and the Building of the Berlin Wall
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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