Skip to Content

Science and Ideology

A Comparative History

By Mark Walker

Routledge – 2002 – 288 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $49.95
    978-0-415-27999-4
    September 11th 2002
  • Add to CartHardback: $150.00
    978-0-415-27122-6
    September 11th 2002

Description

Does science work best in a democracy? Were 'Soviet' or 'Nazi' science fundamentally different from science in the USA? These questions have been passionately debated in the recent past. Particular developments in science took place under particular political regimes, but they may or may not have been directly determined by them.

Science and Ideology brings together a number of comparative case studies to examine the relationship between science and the dominant ideology of a state. Cybernetics in the USA is compared to France and the Soviet Union. Postwar Allied science policy in occupied Germany is juxtaposed to that in Japan. The essays are narrowly focussed, yet cover a wide range of countries and ideologies. The collection provides a unique comparative history of scientific policies and practices in the 20th century.

Name: Science and Ideology: A Comparative History (eBook)Routledge 
Description: By Mark Walker. Does science work best in a democracy? Were 'Soviet' or 'Nazi' science fundamentally different from science in the USA? These questions have been passionately debated in the recent past. Particular developments in...
Categories: History: Theory, Method & Historiography, History of Science & Technology