Soviet Science under Control

The Struggle for Influence

  • Jeffrey L. Roberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 152-169

About this book


Roberg examines the relationship between the political leadership of the Soviet Union and Soviet science. Previously, this relationship was typically characterized as one of Communist Party dominance over the sciences. He argues that the relationship between scientists and the leadership is better viewed as bi-directional. The author concludes that scientists had an influence on policy-makers in the areas of nuclear policy and human rights although not to the same degree as the Party had on science and scientists.


communism human rights Policy science Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey L. Roberg
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  1. 1.Carthage CollegeKenoshaUSA

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