Planning and Leadership in the Soviet Scientific System

  • Peter Kneen
Part of the Studies in Soviet History and Society book series (SSHS)

Abstract

The previous chapter dealt with informal groups which grow up among natural scientists. Although these groups play a crucial role in the generation of scientific knowledge, it is through the formal institutions of the academies of sciences that plans are formulated, tasks assigned and resources allocated. The question which this chapter addresses concerns the degree to which the informal relationships of science can be accommodated by the Soviet Union’s system of centralised institutions, plans and leadership.

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  • Peter Kneen
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  1. 1.University of DurhamUSA

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