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Science under socialism : East Germany in comparative perspective

Author: Kristie Macrakis; Dieter Hoffmann
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book is organized around general policy issues, institutions, disciplines, and biographies. An international cast of contributors (Americans, former East Germans, and former West Germans) take the reader on a journey from the view of science policymakers, to the construction of "socialist" institutions for science, to the role of espionage in technology transfer, to the social and political context of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: Kurt Gottschaldt; Robert Havemann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristie Macrakis; Dieter Hoffmann
ISBN: 067479477X 9780674794771
OCLC Number: 39727955
Description: xiv, 380 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Makings of Science under Socialism / Kristie Macrakis --
Introduction: Interpreting East German Science / Kristie Macrakis --
Policy --
Science, Higher Education, and Technology Policy / Eckart Fortsch --
The Reform Package of the 1960s: The Policy Finale of the Ulbricht Era / Hubert Laitko --
The Shadow of National Socialism / Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze --
Espionage and Technology Transfer in the Quest for Scientific-Technical Prowess / Kristie Macrakis --
Institutions --
The Foundations of Diversity: Communist Higher Education Policies in Eastern Europe, 1945-1955 / John Connelly --
From German Academy of Sciences to Socialist Research Academy / Peter Notzoldt --
The Unity of Science vs. the Division of Germany: The Leopoldina / Kristie Macrakis --
Disciplines and Professions --
Frustrated Technocrats: Engineers in the Ulbricht Era / Dolores L. Augustine --
Chemistry and the Chemical Industry under Socialism / Raymond G. Stokes --
Nuclear Research and Technology in Comparative Perspective / Burghard Weiss --
Politics and Computers in the Honecker Era / Gary L. Geipel --
Between Autonomy and State Control: Genetic and Biomedical Research / Rainer Hohlfeld --
Biographies and Careers --
Robert Havemann: Antifascist, Communist, Dissident / Dieter Hoffmann --
Kurt Gottschaldt and Psychological Research in nazi and Socialist Germany / Mitchell G. Ash.
Responsibility: edited by Kristie Macrakis and Dieter Hoffmann.

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Drawing on interviews with, among others, the legendary spy chief Markus Wolf and members of the East German Politburo, this text examines the role of science and technology in the former German  Read more...

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