Stalin's position within the party placed his hands on all the key levers of power, and this gave him a decisive advantage over his rivals as general secretary he had some control of the agenda and the flow of information around the politburo. Rise of joseph stalin and suggested that stalin should be removed from the position of general of expression within the communist party and less bureaucracy. Stalin took a great deal of trouble to create a loyal client class within the bureaucracy of the party, which created an unquestioning claque which persuaded many members of the party that they should vote with and support the majority- which was stalin's side and position. Stalin also reasoned that [the constitution] will leave the party's supreme position unimpaired, and was therefore worthless as a guarantee of individual rights  however, by the year 1930, the soviet government under stalin suddenly determined.
The question remains however, if it was stalin's political aptitude that got him these positions, or whether the party's need for an administrative character at this time of centralisation and increased bureaucracy meant that the posts were inevitably assumed by stalin - the 'wilful and sly, but shabby and inarticulate man in the. Moreover, equating bureaucracy with terroristic coercion undercuts the gramscian distinction between force and hegemony, and fails to see that the state and bureaucracy can serve the interests of the ruling class, or party, without resorting to force to the extent that they do in orwell's bureaucratic state. The stroke occurred after lenin's heated conversation with feliks dzerzhinsky, the head of the secret police and a client of stalin's in the party leadership.
Stalin's€rise€to€power€192428 stalin's€role€as€party€secretary could€appoint€own€supporters€to€key€positions€in€the€party. Stalin and stalinism grew from both the historical context of the tsarist bureaucracy and the revolutionary context of the party bureaucracy his advance through the bolshevik party‟s bureaucracy as it converged with the state bureaucracy displays his familiarity and understanding of the inner workings of bureaucratic organization (colletti. Stalin's different positions on the nep during the mid to late 1920s and his decisions to go for rapid industrialisation at the ends of the 1920s were supported by the majority of party members furthermore, stalin also had control of the party machine through his key positions in the politburo and orgburo and as general secretary. All important positions within the party bureaucracy were held by placements of stalin - while stalin's objectives were clear, in the short-term he was happy to play one side off against the other - stalin's opponents underestimated him - stalin took advantage of their differences and turned them against each other. Stalin's title in the bolshevik party was secretary as the title implies, it wasn't a very high post, even if stalin was first secretary but his job was to manage personnel, and he promptly.
Whole layers of the party came under intense suspicion from stalin and the bureaucracy - none more so than the surviving old bolsheviks, who could remember the party of lenin, who kept silent about the bureaucracy's crimes only out of fear. The origins of the stalinist bureaucracy some new historical facts by alexander podsheldolkin we know that the history of the soviet people, the state and the communist party has been very falsified. How significant was stalin's position as general secretary of the ommunist party in accounting for his rise to power there are a number of factors that explain stalin's rise to power as well as.
Unrestrained growth of bureaucracy which every one knew signified the apparatus of stalin's secretariat with lenin out of the way, at the party conference of january 1924 stalin counter-attacked by accusing his foe of. Stalin's great terror: origins and consequences secret report on stalin's crimes delivered to the 20th party congress in 1956, or in the works of open anti-communists such as robert conquest. Although his authority was damaged somewhat by vladimir lenin's strong reservations concerning his secretaryship, stalin used this administrative post to build a firm power base in the party by placing his own supporters in key positions he was able to dominate the entire interlocking party, state, military, and police bureaucracy. This was especially true during the period following the 17th party congress, when many prominent party leaders and rank-and-file party workers, honest and dedicated to the cause of communism, fell victim to stalin's despotism.
Stalin's russia 1924-53 violently opposed to growth of party bureaucracy, which stalin z and k were both dismissed from their position as party chairmen. Standard attacks made against stalin: `lenin's will', forced collectivization, overbearing bureaucracy, extermination of the old bolshevik guard, the great purge, forced industrialization, collusion between. The bureaucracy's philosophy of socialism in one country (or national roads to socialism) has become the conscious or unconscious starting point for many of the leaders trotsky's reply to stalin remains the clearest basis for answering these ideas and working out the marxist way forward. Stalin's anti-bureaucratic credentials can therefore be clearly established, although the problems of bureaucracy remained and could not be solved until society had reached a higher technical level.