The Economic Function and Purpose of Soviet Personal Property and Its Legal Implementation

The Economic Function and Purpose of Soviet Personal Property and Its Legal Implementation 27 THE ECONOMIC FUNCTION AND PURPOSE OF SOVIET PERSONAL PROPERTY AND ITS LEGAL IMPLEMENTATION K. MALFLIET Senior Assistant, Catholic University of Leuven, Faculty of Law Center for International and Foreign Law It is remarkable that in the eleventh five-year plan (1981-1985) the raising of the living standard of the Soviet people is seen as being even more important than a steady growth in economic development. Investment is planned to grow rather slowly during this period and priority has been given to the food pro- gram and the program for the development of consumer goods in order to pro- vide the population with food and products of light industry. 1 According to the USSR Constitution of 1977 the highest and ultimate aim of socialist production is (still) the satisfaction of material and cultural needs and the full development of each citizen. To reach that aim, production needs to be raised. Production can grow by increasing investment and/or by raising labor productivity. In Soviet economic history both ways of raising production have been applied, but the emphasis has been changed several times. The major targets of the eleventh five-year plan make it very clear that, during the present period, it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Socialist Law (in 1992 continued as Review of Central and East European Law) Brill

The Economic Function and Purpose of Soviet Personal Property and Its Legal Implementation

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Brill
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© 1985 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0165-0300
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1875-2985
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10.1163/187529885X00034
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27 THE ECONOMIC FUNCTION AND PURPOSE OF SOVIET PERSONAL PROPERTY AND ITS LEGAL IMPLEMENTATION K. MALFLIET Senior Assistant, Catholic University of Leuven, Faculty of Law Center for International and Foreign Law It is remarkable that in the eleventh five-year plan (1981-1985) the raising of the living standard of the Soviet people is seen as being even more important than a steady growth in economic development. Investment is planned to grow rather slowly during this period and priority has been given to the food pro- gram and the program for the development of consumer goods in order to pro- vide the population with food and products of light industry. 1 According to the USSR Constitution of 1977 the highest and ultimate aim of socialist production is (still) the satisfaction of material and cultural needs and the full development of each citizen. To reach that aim, production needs to be raised. Production can grow by increasing investment and/or by raising labor productivity. In Soviet economic history both ways of raising production have been applied, but the emphasis has been changed several times. The major targets of the eleventh five-year plan make it very clear that, during the present period, it

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Review of Socialist Law (in 1992 continued as Review of Central and East European Law)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 1985

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