A Soviet Theory of Broken Windows: Prophylactic Policing and the KGB’s Struggle with Dissent in the Baltic States

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Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

A talk with Edward Cohn of Grinnell College. From the Jordan Center:
>From the 1950s to the 1980s, the KGB sought to fight political unrest using a tactic called profilaktika, or “prophylaxis”: instead of arresting low-level political offenders, KGB officers summoned them to their offices for a supposedly informal “chat.” The KGB’s victims were manipulated or intimidated into confessing and then released, with the understanding that they would be severely punished if they broke the law again. … Cohn’s paper takes advantage of the openness of the Baltic KGB archives to cast light on the regime’s efforts to contain anti-Soviet attitudes and hold on to a diverse and politically restive empire.

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Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm
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http://jordanrussiacenter.org/event/soviet-theory-broken-windows-prophylactic-policing-kgbs-struggle-dissent-baltic-states/

Venue

Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
19 University Place, 2nd Floor
New York City, NY 10003 United States
Phone:
212.992.6575
Website:
jordanrussiacenter.org

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Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (NYU)
Phone:
212.992.6675
Email:
jordan.russia.center@nyu.edu
Website:
jordanrussiacenter.org