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Scrutinising the Race

  • Ajey Lele
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Abstract

Race is essentially a contest of speed. It is about one-upmanship, it is about beating the opponent/s, and it is about demonstrating that you are better than others. Race is all about dominating, winning and signifying ‘power’. From sociology to sports and science to security, the connotation of the word ‘race’ remains the same, but only the context changes. In the realm of international politics, the race is essentially viewed as a competition amongst nation-states. Essentially, technology plays a dominating role in this race and helps to prove the superiority of the state. Particularly, the military technologies play a major role in deciding the power equations.

Keywords

Nuclear Weapon International Space Station Space Technology Space Programme Soft Power 
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© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajey Lele
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  1. 1.Institute for Defence Studies & AnalysesNew DelhiIndia

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