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Agatha C. Hughes and Thomas P. Hughes

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780262082853

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.001.0001

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RAND, IIASA, and the Conduct of Systems Analysis

RAND, IIASA, and the Conduct of Systems Analysis

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Systems, Experts, and Computers

Roger E. Levien

The MIT Press

This chapter features a description of RAND’s development and the lessons of its experience during its first twenty-five years. Afterward, the discussion shifts to the IIASA, covering its development, the application of RAND’s lessons to the institute, and the new lessons learned in meeting the unique conditions of the institute’s international context. The chapter begins, however, with a description of the most general features of the evolution of the relationship between science and government operations and policy as represented by the development of operations analysis, systems analysis, policy analysis, and of international systems and policy analysis. The intent is to provide the context within which RAND and IIASA developed and to which they significantly contributed.

Keywords:   unique conditions, RAND, IIASA, international context, science, government operations, operations analysis, systems analysis, policy analysis, international systems

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