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Science, (anti-)communism and diplomacy : the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs in the early Cold War

Title
Science, (anti-)communism and diplomacy : the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs in the early Cold War / Edited by Alison Kraft, Carola Sachse.
ISBN
9789004340152
9004340157
9789004340176
Publication
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
Physical Description
xv, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary
"From 1957 onwards, the "Pugwash Conferences" brought together elite scientists from across ideological and political divides to work towards disarmament. Through a series of national case studies - Austria, China, Czechoslovakia, East and West Germany, the US and USSR - this volume offers a critical reassessment of the development and work of "Pugwash" nationally, internationally, and as a transnational forum for Track II diplomacy. This major new collection reveals the difficulties that Pugwash scientists encountered as they sought to reach across the blocs, create a channel for East-West dialogue and realize the project's founding aim of influencing state actors. Uniquely, the book affords a sense of the contingent and contested process by which the network-like organization took shape around the conferences. Contributors are Gordon Barrett, Matthew Evangelista, Silke Fengler, Alison Kraft, Fabian Lüscher, Doubravka Olšáková, Geoffrey Roberts, Paul Rubinson, and Carola Sachse"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 12, 2020
Series
History of modern science ; v. 3.
History of modern science, Volume 3
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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