The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe: Comparison and Entanglements from the 1930s to the 1980s

August, 2009

Building on previous research on the collectivization of agriculture in communist dictatorship, this comparative project deals with the collectivization of agriculture in Eastern Europe between the 1930s and 1980s. On the basis of a re-examination of the collectivization enforced in the USSR in the late 1920s and early 1930s, empirical work will concentrate on the transfer and (selective) appropriation of the Soviet model in East European states (GDR, Czechoslovakia Hungary, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Albania).