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Science and Ideology

A Comparative History

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Science and Ideology by Mark Walker
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Does science work best in a democracy? Were 'Soviet' or 'Nazi' science fundamentally different from science in the USA? These questions have been passionately debated in the recent past. Particular developments in science took place under particular political regimes, but they may or may not have been directly determined by them. Science and Ideology brings together a number of comparative case studies to examine the relationship between science and the dominant ideology of a state. Cybernetics in the USA is compared to France and the Soviet Union. Postwar Allied science policy in occupied Germany is juxtaposed to that in Japan. The essays are narrowly focussed, yet cover a wide range of countries and ideologies. The collection provides a unique comparative history of scientific policies and practices in the 20th century.
Release date NZ
September 12th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
288
Dimensions
152x229x16
ISBN-13
9780415279994
Product ID
1682002

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