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    DescriptionThe Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world, boasting many Nobel prizes, a world-leading space programme, and famous schools in mathematics, physics, and other fields. However, when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the major financial supports for the scientific community were eliminated, with a resulting 'brain drain.' The subsequent expansion of capitalism and globalization revealed that Russian science was ill adapted to compete with other countries in high technology. "Science in the New Russia" tells the dramatic story of the near collapse of Russian science in the mid-1990s and of subsequent domestic and international efforts to reform and re-energize scientific activity in Russia.


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    Title
    Science in the New Russia
    Subtitle
    Crisis, Aid, Reform
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Loren R. Graham, By (author) Irina Dezhina
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780253219886
    ISBN 10: 0253219884
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/1990
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: PDK, 1DVUA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 509.47
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 509.47/09049
    LC classification: Q127.R8 G73 2008
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 509.4709049
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: PDX, NHD
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables
    Publisher
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    12 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    Loren Graham, author of Moscow Stories (IUP, 2006), is a well-known historian of science who taught for many years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He is the author of many books on the history of Soviet science. Irina Dezhina is Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, and the author of many works on post-Soviet politics and society (in Russian).
    Review quote
    "A thoroughly researched, carefully reasoned analysis of an important subject ... The authors have a sure sense of how science functions both in Russia and in various advanced Western countries... an important study." Bruce Parrott, Johns Hopkins University
    Table of contents
    Introduction; I Science at the End of the Soviet Period; II Breakup of the Soviet Union and Crisis in Russian Science; III Major Directions of Reforms in Russian Science; IV Foundations: A Novelty in Russian Science; V Developing a Commercial Culture for Russian Science; VI International Support of Russian Science: History and Evolution; VII Strengthening Research in Russian Universities: An American and Russian Cooperative Effort; VIII Impact of International Activities in Russian Science; IX Conclusions;