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The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World

Egle Rindzeviciute


This book introduces readers to one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War: the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, an international think tank established by the U.S. and Soviet governments to advance scientific collaboration. From 1972 until the late 1980s IIASA in Austria was one of the very few permanent platforms where policy scientists from both sides of the Cold War divide could work together to articulate and solve world problems. This think tank was a rare zone of freedom, communication, and negotiation, where leading Soviet scientists could try out their innovative ... More

Keywords: Cold War, IIASA, Austria, think tank, East-West scientists, computer simulations, environment, global issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501703188
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Egle Rindzeviciute, author
Kingston University