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Author Rindzeviit, Egl, author.

Title The power of systems : how policy sciences opened up the Cold War world / Egl Rindzeviit.

Publication Info. Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016.
2016

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Series Cornell Studies in Classical Philology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-286) and index.
Contents The rise of system-cybernetic governmentality -- Grey eminences of the scientific-technical revolution -- Bridging East and West: the birth of IIASA -- Shaping a transnational systems community (1): networks and institutions -- Shaping a transnational systems community (2): family versus war room -- The East-West politics of global modelling -- From nuclear winter to the Anthropocene -- Acid rain: scientific expertise and governance across systemic divide -- The avant-garde of system-cybernetic governmentality.
Summary The International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), an international think tank established jointly by the United States and Soviet Union in Austria in 1972, was intended to advance scientific collaboration. Until the late 1980s, the IIASA was one of the very few permanent sites where policy scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain could work together to articulate and solve world problems, most notably global climate change. One of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War, this think tank was a rare zone of freedom, communication, and negotiation, where leading Soviet scientists could try out their innovative ideas, benefit from access to Western literature, and develop social networks, thus paving the way for some of the key science and policy breakthroughs of the twentieth century.
Language In English.
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Subject Policy sciences.
Political science -- Methodology.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Humanities.
History.
History: specific events and topics.
The Cold War.
HISTORY -- United States.
Policy sciences. (OCoLC)fst01068796
Political science -- Methodology. (OCoLC)fst01069816
HISTORY -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rindzeviit, Egl. Power of systems. Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2016 9781501703188 (DLC) 2016002042 (OCoLC)935495199
ISBN 9781501703188 (electronic bk.)
1501703188 (electronic bk.)
1501703188
9781501706257
150170625X
Standard No. 10.7591/9781501706257 doi

 
    
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