tilly cite

Came across something amusing today.  While reading chapter 7 of Charles Tilly’s brilliant Coercion, Capital and European States (in which he speculates about the applicablity of the analytic framework developed in the book to the contemporary situation), I stumbled upon the following sentence:

The rise of the Soviet Union is the greater puzzle.  The USSR had endured terrible privations in the war (7.5 million battle deaths, perhaps 20 million in total fatalities, and 60 percent of industrial capacity lost) but had built up a formidable  state organization in the process (Rice 1988) (p. 198).

I immediately thought to myself: Could it be that Rice???  So I quickly flipped to the citations at the end of the book.  And it was!

Rice, Condolezza.  1988.  “The Impact of World War II on Soviet State and Society.”  Working Paper 69, Center for Studies of Social Change, New School For Social Research.

Has anybody out there noticed the condie cite before?

Written by Omar

June 28, 2008 at 8:41 pm

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  1. I have run across citations for her work in a couple of books randomly. I’ve usually had the same response — “USSR, Rice, Mid 1980s… woah!”



    June 28, 2008 at 8:47 pm

  2. I think her tenure promotion was based on a number of poli sci papers adressing Soviet and warsaw Pact behavior. I didn’t know abou this cite, but it’s not surprising if you know her career trajectory.



    June 28, 2008 at 9:13 pm

  3. I think the most interesting thing about that cite is that it was a New School working paper… not the most likely starting place for a Bush cabinet member.



    July 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm

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