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Staatssicherheit und Wirtschaftskrise: Warnungen des MfS vor dem ökonomischen Niedergang der DDR in den 1980er Jahren

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Malycha, Andreas

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Abstract "Internal reports and information by the MfS more or less clearly addressed the actual economic situation in the GDR, also naming some of the causes. The secret analyses Mielke was presented with by the MfS Hauptabteilung (Main Department) XVIII uncovered some of the functional flaws of the planned economy, naming Günther Mittag as being responsible for a misguided economic policy. However, the MfS by its analyses was not able to offer any conceptual or personal alternative to the SED's economic course which could have been enforced under the prevailing political conditions." (author's abstract)
Keywords German Democratic Republic (GDR); Ministry of State Security (GDR); economy; economic development (on national level); economic crisis; economic policy; planned economy; Socialist Unity Party of Germany (GDR); prognosis; economic trend
Classification Social History, Historical Social Research; Political Economy; Economic Policy
Method historical
Document language German
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 251-265
Journal Totalitarismus und Demokratie, 11 (2014) 2
Issue topic Stasi konkret? Zur gesellschaftlichen Wirksamkeit der Staatssicherheit
ISSN 1612-9008
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications