Wilson Center Experts

James Heinzen

Short-Term Scholar, Kennan Institute
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Associate Professor, Department of History, Rowan University, New Jersey
Wilson Center Project(s):
"Bribery, Popular Attitudes, and Anti-Corruption Campaigns in the Postwar USSR, 1940–1960"
Apr 01, 2008
May 01, 2008


History,Soviet Union

Project Summary

The project investigates the nature and sources of corruption in the 1940s-1960s, while painting a sociological portrait of the people committing these crimes.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Jul 01, 2003 - Aug 01, 2003: "Corruption, Bribery, and Economic Crime in the USSR, 1945-60" Aug 01, 1997 - Aug 01, 1997: "To Reorganize the Peasant Completely: Culture, Modernization, and the Vision of Socialism in Rural Russia, 1917 - 1929" The Soviet revolutionary regime'’s attempt to change the way the Russian peasantry thought, worked and engaged in politics in the decade before the bloody forced collectivization drive Stalinist transformation of rural Russia among an important group of culture brokers, the agricultural specialists economic transformation; Bolshevism in Soviet society; peasantry. Sep 01, 1992 - Sep 01, 1992: "Party State, and the Transformation of the Russian Countryside, 1920 – 1930" The Russian Communist Party and the governmental apparatus it created to carry out social and economic transformation after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 processes and personnel within the bureaucracy though which the state attempted to implement drastic changes in the peasant economy, concentrating on the work and cadres of an important economic agency, the People’s Commissariat of Agriculture reform; civilian administration.