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Local-Outsider Negotiations In Postwar Sevastopol's Reconstruction, 1944-53, Karl D. Qualls
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With the exception of new research on Soviet science, historians have largely neglected life in the Soviet Union in the postwar years.1 Access to provincial archives provides us with the opportunity to broaden our field of vision beyond Moscow to shed light on the beleaguered cities far from the locus of power and to examine the process of center-periphery dynamics. Unlike much of the literature from the cold war period that presupposed a monolithic, top-down process of decision making, this chapter emphasizes negotiated decision making, thereby complementing other recent research on the 1945-53 period. In the rubble and chaos ...