Counterplan


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Counterplan

 

a form of manifestation of worker initiative and participation by the masses in the management of production; the counterplan arose in the USSR in the course of socialist competition during the fulfillment of the first five-year plan (1929-32). The counterplan idea was proposed at the Karl Marx Factory (Leningrad) in June 1930. Discussing the factory’s plan, the workers, considering the available reserves, suggested a counterproposal aimed at overfulfilling the basic targets of the plan. In 1930-31, the counterplan took the form of a shift counterplan, and later appeared as a technical production and financial counterplan. Reflecting the growth of activity of the shock workers, the counterplan spread widely to all sectors of the national economy of the USSR. Thus, in 1933 in metallurgy alone, over 2,300 brigades (34,000 workers) participated in working out a counterplan. Counterplans furthered the improvement of the organization of production and use of material, labor, and financial resources, thereby promoting a higher productiveness of labor and the fulfillment of the first five-year plan ahead of schedule. The proposal of counterplans in the form of socialist obligations for the fulfillment of monthly, quarterly, and annual plans ahead of schedule has been widespread throughout the USSR and other socialist countries in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

References in periodicals archive ?
Adopting a male child and rendering him immortal would allow the goddess to defy the authority of Zeus." (33) Her attempt to immortalize Demophoon is the first of Demeter's counterplans or stratagems against the original boule (plan) and dolos (trickery or deceit) of Zeus, which resulted in the abduction of her daughter.
No one individual can know because Everett's plan produces so many counterplans and points of unpredictability.
To detect problems and develop counterplans, university security should include:
The USSR does not have - nor has it ever had - a similar ambition, only defensive counterplans, including satellites.
Prior to coming to Georgia State University, Finch participated in traditional policy debate in Georgia, debating mostly case, counterplans, and disadvantages.
Adopting a male child and rendering him immortal would allow the goddess to defy the authority of Zeus."(33) Her attempt to immortalize Demophoon is the first of Demeter's counterplans or stratagems against the original boule (plan) and dolos (trickery or deceit) of Zeus, which resulted in the abduction of her daughter.
It establishes specific practices that must be adhered to (such as full source citations) and identifies other practices that must be avoided (such as multiple counterplans).
He develops detailed explanations of basic debate theory, including value criteria for CEDA debate and counterplans for NDT debate, and illustrates them with examples from recent debate topics.
Worse, Bahm's model decreases substantive clash because it imbues negative counterplans with absolute solvency and fiat powers, and fails to reconcile the inherent conflict between arguing jurisdictional issues and promoting substantive resolutional clash.