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Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Naomi Oreskes and John Krige


Around the globe and across a range of disciplines, military patronage transformed science and technology in the Cold War. Scientists had to adapt to a regime of knowledge production that was far more project-oriented, team-based, bureaucratized and subject to the restrictions of national security than it had been before. But along with adaptation came substantial opportunities. Scientists created spaces for what they wanted to do, including fundamental research, within the limits imposed on them by their funding agencies and administrators. In both autocratic and democratic states, the exper ... More

Keywords: Cold War, science, technology, research, cooperation, competition, national security, research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027953
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Oreskes, editor
Harvard University

John Krige, editor