Science in the New Russia: Crisis, Aid, Reform

Science in the New Russia: Crisis, Aid, Reform

by Loren R. Graham, Irina Dezhina
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253219884

ISBN-13: 9780253219886

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253219886
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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

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