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The Economic Potential of Developed Socialist Society


  • E. Gorbunov


The entry of socialist society into the phase of developed socialism is associated first and foremost with the attainment of a high level of economic development. Under the conditions of mature socialism the level of economic development is characterized not only by a certain scale and volume of production; it is a new qualitative state of the productive forces that is associated with the corresponding changes in the system of society's production relations and in economic policy. As L. I. Brezhnev noted at the Twenty-sixth Party Congress of the CPSU, the country entered the new decade "with a mighty economic and scientific-technical potential, with many million cadres dedicated to the cause."

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  • E. Gorbunov, 1982. "The Economic Potential of Developed Socialist Society," Problems of Economic Transition, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(5), pages 23-40.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:prectr:v:25:y:1982:i:5:p:23-40
    DOI: 10.2753/PET1061-1991250523

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