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Title Cold War science and the transatlantic circulation of knowledge / edited by Jeroen van Dongen ; associate editors Friso Hoeneveld, Abel Streefland.

Publication Info. Leiden : Brill, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (x, 293 pages) : illustrations.
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; volume 51
History of modern science ; volume 1
History of science and medicine library ; v. 51.
History of science and medicine library. History of modern science ; v. 1.
Summary "Cold War Science and the Transatlantic Circulation of Knowledge delves into how the Cold War, as a global phenomenon, shaped local conditions and decisions for science in light of US-Europe relationships. The articles in this volume, edited by Jeroen van Dongen (University of Amsterdam & Utrecht University), show how the Western network in which science was circulated and produced was strongly conditioned by the state and its international relations. The workings of secrecy, the consequences of US hegemony and decolonization, and the ambitions of post-war recovery attempts were all mediated through the interference of the state and through its relative position in the network. At the same time, hubristic expectations prefigured in the state's relation to science"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Secrecy and science -- Scientists, secrecy, and scientific intelligence : the challenges of international science in Cold War America / Ronald E. Doel -- A "need-to-know-more" criterion? : science and information security at NATO during the Cold War / Simone Turchetti -- A transnational approach to US nuclear weapons relationships with Britain and France in the 60s and 70s / John Krige -- Part 2. Dutch perspectives -- Putting a lid on the gas centrifuge : classification of the Dutch ultracentrifuge project, 1960-1961 / Abel Streefland -- Quid pro quo : Dutch defense research during the early Cold War / Joroen van Dongen and Friso Hoeneveld -- Chemical warfare research in the Netherlands / Herman Roozenbeek -- The Fulbright Program in the Netherlands : an example of science diplomacy / Giles Scott-Smith -- Part 3. "Cold War" science? -- The absence of the East : international influences on science policy in Western Europe during the Cold War / David Baneke -- Colonial crossings : social science, social knowledge, and American power from the nineteenth century to the Cold War / Jessica Wang -- Part 4. Scientific hubris -- Cold War atmospheric sciences in the United States : from modeling to control / Kristine C. Harper -- Small state versus superpower : science and geopolitics in Greenland in the early Cold War / Matthias Heymann, Henry Nielsen, Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen and Henrik Knudsen -- The Ford Foundation and the measurement of values / Paul Erickson -- Index of names.
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Subject Cold War (1945-1989)
Science and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Science and state -- Europe, Western -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Relations -- Europe, Western.
Europe, Western -- Relations -- United States.
Knowledge, Sociology of -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Social aspects.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Dongen, Jeroen van, 1974- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Cold War science and the transatlantic circulation of knowledge 9789004264212 (DLC) 2015036416 (OCoLC)918591125
ISBN 9789004264229 (electronic bk.)
9004264221 (electronic bk.)
9789004264212 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
9004264213 (hardback ; acid-free paper)