Science In The New Russia: Crisis, Aid, Reform

Paperback | May 28, 2008

byLoren R. Graham, Irina Dezhina

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The Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world, boasting many Nobel prizes, a world-leading space program, 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 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 reenergize scientific activity in Russia.

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The Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world, boasting many Nobel prizes, a world-leading space program, 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 resulting "brai...

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 Internati...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.55 inPublished:May 28, 2008Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253219884

ISBN - 13:9780253219886

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
List of Acronyms

1. Science at the End of the Soviet Period
2. Breakup of the Soviet Union and Crisis in Russian Science
3. Major Directions of Reform in Russian Science
4. Foundations: A Novelty in Russian Science
5. Developing a Commercial Culture for Russian Science
6. International Support of Russian Science: History and Evolution
7. Strengthening Research in Russian Universities: A U.S. and Russian Cooperative Effort
8. Impact of International Activities on Russian Science
9. Conclusion

Notes
Index

Editorial Reviews

"This book will be of great interest not only to scholars in the area of Russian and Soviet studies, but also to anyone who is involved in poicy-making in the sciences-especially in the Eastern bloc. these readers will find many recommendations on how to modernize the science industry and make it more effective." -Slavic and East European Journal