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American hegemony and the postwar reconstruction of science in Europe

Author: John Krige
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Series: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Krige
ISBN: 0262112973 9780262112970 9780262612258 0262612259
OCLC Number: 65065499
Description: viii, 376 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Basic science and the coproduction of American hegemony --
Science and the Marshall plan --
The place of CERN in U.S. science and foreign policy --
The Rockefeller Foundation in postwar France : the grant to the CNRS --
The Rockefeller Foundation confronts communism in Europe and anti-communism at home : the case of Boris Ephrussi --
The Ford Foundation, physics, and the intellectural cold war in Europe --
Providing "trained manpower for freedom" : NATO, the Ford Foundation, and MIT --
"Carrying American ideas to the unconverted" : Philip Morse's promotion of operations research in NATO --
Concluding relfections : hegemony and "Americanization."
Series Title: Transformations (M.I.T. Press)
Responsibility: John Krige.
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