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
The first comprehensive look at changes in Russian science since the collapse of the Soviet Union
Loren Graham, author of Moscow Stories (IUP, 2006), is a well-known historian of science who taught for many years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He is the author of many books on the history of Soviet science. Irina Dezhina is Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, and the author of many works on post-Soviet politics and society (in Russian).
"A thoroughly researched, carefully reasoned analysis of an important subject ... The authors have a sure sense of how science functions both in Russia and in various advanced Western countries... an important study." Bruce Parrott, Johns Hopkins University