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Technology, Culture and Development : The Experience of the Soviet Model :  The Experience of the Soviet Model - James P. Scanlan

Technology, Culture and Development : The Experience of the Soviet Model

The Experience of the Soviet Model

Hardcover Published: 1992
ISBN: 9780873328913
Number Of Pages: 200

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Although scholars have devoted much attention to the impact of technology on society, they have tended to slight the question of how technology is affected by social systems. The authors of this volume take precisely this approach in their examination of the "Soviet model" of development. The book surveys the history and current state of science and technology in the USSR and its former satellites. It then looks at the economic environment for technological innovation and examines the impact of the "energy shock" in the transitional economies of the region. Finally, it discusses the ecological devastation of the USSR and Eastern Europe, its connection with the "Soviet model" and the prospects for remediation. The central argument of the book is that the cultural and social factors and the legacy of the Soviet model will inevitable figure in the reconstruction of the East.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Contributors
The Fits and Starts of Russian and Soviet Technologyp. 3
Science and Technology as Panacea in Gorbachev's Russiap. 25
Innovation Strategies in Centrally Planned and Transition Economiesp. 63
Science and Technology in Eastern Europe after the Flood: Rejoining the Worldp. 95
Eastern Europe and the "Energy Shock" of 1990p. 119
Ecology and Technology in the USSRp. 149
Technology and the Environment in Eastern Europep. 171
Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780873328913
ISBN-10: 0873328914
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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