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Courting science : securing the foundation for a second American century

Author: Damon V Coletta
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Security Studies, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Courting Science, Damon Coletta offers a novel explanation for the decline of American leadership in world affairs. Whether the American Century ends sooner rather than later may depend on America's capacity for self-reflection and, ultimately, self-restraint when it comes to science, technology, and engineering. Democracy's affinity for advanced technology has to be balanced against scientific research and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damon V Coletta
ISBN: 9780804798938 0804798931 9780804798945 080479894X
OCLC Number: 921611372
Description: xi, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Second American Century --
Science and the Hegemon : Speaking Truth to Power --
Power, Polarity, and Hegemony in the Twenty-first Century --
Science and the American State : Mobilizing Democracy --
Science and Diplomacy : U.S. Hegemony and the Rise of the Rest --
Science and Global Governance at the Final Frontier --
Science, Grand Strategy, and Prospects for American Influence.
Responsibility: Damon V. Coletta.

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"In Courting Science, Damon Coletta offers a novel explanation for the decline of American leadership in world affairs. Whether the American Century ends sooner rather than later may depend on America's capacity for self-reflection and, ultimately, self-restraint when it comes to science, technology, and engineering. Democracy's affinity for advanced technology has to be balanced against scientific research and progress as a global enterprise. In an era of rising challengers to America's lead in the international order and an increasingly globalized civil society, a "Scientific State" has a better chance of extending its dominance. In order to draw closer to this ideal, though, the United States will have to reconsider its grand strategy. It must have a strategy that scrutinizes how tightly it constrains, how narrowly it directs, and how far it trusts American scientists. If given the opportunity, scientists have the potential to lead a second American Century through domestic science and technology policy, international diplomacy, and transnational networks for global governance."--Back cover.

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