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.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Graham and Dezhina have produced a very insightful volume that will prove invaluable to those contemplating science policy in the region over the next decades. Vol. 68.4 Winter 2009 -- Michael D. Gordin * Princeton University *
This book will be of interest not only to scholars in the area of Russian and Soviet studies, but also to anyone who is involved in policy-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. Vol. 54.2, Summer 2010 * Slavic and East European Journal *
This book . . . provides an interesting and useful analysis of the development of research activities in Russia. * Europe-Asia Studies *
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. Vol. 54.2, Summer 2010 * Slavic and East European Journal *
Overall, this is an exceptionally thorough and useful book, which highlights the remarkable progress that has been made in Russian science in less than 20 years; illuminates the very real potential of mutually beneficial international cooperation; provides a clear roadmap of the equally real challenges that remain in science policy and professional practice . . .October 1, 2009 -- Mark S. Johnson * Colorado College *
This remarkable story is told concisely and clearly with ample documentation. A valuable resource for historians of modern science and post-Soviet Russia. . . . Highly recommended.February 2009 * Choice *
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