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Soviet Elites in the Post-Stalin Period, 1966 (ICPSR 7521)

Principal Investigator(s): Lodge, Milton


The data were collected in 1966 to facilitate the exploration of relationships between the demographic and career pattern attributes of the Soviet leadership and attitudinal variance within the leadership. Two types of data were included in the study: attitudinal and demographic/career pattern data. The attitudinal data were generated by a content analysis of a sample of articles in "representative" Soviet periodicals for the year 1965. Information on the process of policy-making, socialization, resource allocation, and popular mobilization within the Soviet party was collected. Demographic and career pattern data were also gathered to supplement the information on the Soviet officials in the attitudinal sample. Demographic variables specify date of birth, nationality, social class, education, party membership and positions held, membership year, membership of the Communist Politburo, types of career, and fields of specialization.

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Study Description


Lodge, Milton. SOVIET ELITES IN THE POST-STALIN PERIOD, 1966. ICPSR version. Iowa City, IA: Milton Lodge, University of Iowa [producer], 1966. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07521.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07521.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    biographical data, career history, Cold War, Communist Party, elites, government elites, leadership, policy making, post-World War II period, socialization

Geographic Coverage:    Soviet Union, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1966

Date of Collection:   

  • 1965--1966

Universe:    Party elites in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1966.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data, and administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

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Data Source:

Soviet periodicals, 1965


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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