Stalin's Police: Public Order and Mass Repression in the USSR, 1926-1941 (Hardback)
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Stalin's Police: Public Order and Mass Repression in the USSR, 1926-1941 (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 31/03/2009
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Stalin's Police offers a new interpretation of the mass repressions associated with the Stalinist terror of the late 1930s. This pioneering study traces the development of professional policing from its pre-revolutionary origins through the late 1930s and early 1940s. Paul Hagenloh argues that the policing methods employed in the late 1930s were the culmination of a set of ideologically driven policies dating back to the previous decade. Hagenloh's vivid and monumental account is the first to show how Stalin's peculiar brand of policing-in which criminals, juvenile delinquents, and other marginalized population groups were seen increasingly as threats to the political and social order-supplied the core mechanism of the Great Terror.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801891823
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The near torrent of works attempting to reconstruct and rectify the historical record of the Stalin era continues, and this one is a worthy example. -- Robert Legvold * Foreign Affairs *
Hagenloh has written an important book on Soviet policing between Stalin's rise to power and the advent of WW II. It is a fresh, fascinating study. * Choice *
A very serious contribution to the field. -- Paul Monk * Australian Literary Review *
Hagenloh's insightful and provocative examination of the Soviet police-civil (militsiia) and security (political)-fills a glaring gap in our understanding of the Stalin era... Such a study is long overdue. -- William J. Chase * Russian Review *
This is a book that transcends disciplinary boundaries and deserves to be widely read by scholars of criminal justice. -- Matthew Light * Law and Politics Book Review *
This is an important book, a first-class example of the current scholarship emerging from the detailed use of opened Russian archives of the Stalin era and a fascinating analysis of its machinery of policing and control. -- Mark Galeotti * Europe-Asia Studies *
This is an excellent book, and like all good books its assertions (and assertiveness) will spark controversy. -- J. Arch Getty * Slavic Review *
An impressive study. -- Melanie Ilic * Revolutionary Russia *
An impressively researched and analytically ambitious monograph on the history of Stalinist policing. -- David Priestland * American Historical Review *
Hagenloh's sophisticated and well-researched work is valuable reading. -- Alexander Hill * Journal of World History *
Provides valuable material and insights. -- Robert W. Thurston * The Historian *
Hagenloh's study is a major contribution not only to the history of the Stalinism, but also to the history of the modern state and its uses of violence to pursue social engineering. -- Rosaria Franco * European History Quarterly *

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