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The Resource The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : the reconfiguration of strategic studies in the United States, Jean-Loup Samaan ; translated by Renuka George

The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : the reconfiguration of strategic studies in the United States, Jean-Loup Samaan ; translated by Renuka George

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The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : the reconfiguration of strategic studies in the United States
Title
The RAND Corporation (1989-2009)
Title remainder
the reconfiguration of strategic studies in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Loup Samaan ; translated by Renuka George
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "Based on a case study of the RAND Corporation, this book shows how the uncertainties of US defense policies since the fall of the USSR can be understood and accurately illustrated through an analysis of the evolution of the think tank community, and more particularly through a sociological study of the so-called "defense intellectuals" such as the RAND Corporation. Indeed, RAND as the quintessential Cold War think tank provides a fruitful illustration of the difficult adaptation of American strategic studies in the last two decades. "--Provided by publisher
  • "1991, the Cold War is over. What happens then to the intellectuals who spent their life working and writing about the bipolar confrontation? This book is born out of this very question. Looking at one of the most emblematic American think tank in recent history, the RAND Corporation, it provides key insights on the evolution of strategic studies in the U.S. in the last two decades. Based on numerous interviews and exclusive archives, the research delivers a detailed analysis of RAND's intellectual and corporate development. But beyond this specific case study, the book is more than a historical portray of a American research center. Through RAND and its relationship with the American Military, it aims at understanding the rules of the "field" of strategic studies in the United States. Moreover this work allows the readers to better apprehend the way the elements driving the U.S. defense policies since 1989--the political uncertainty and its doctrinal consequences--shaped the major international events in the last two decades"--Provided by publisher
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Samaan, Jean-Loup
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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George, Renuka
Series statement
CERI series in international relations and political economy
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  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • Military research
  • Research institutes
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : the reconfiguration of strategic studies in the United States, Jean-Loup Samaan ; translated by Renuka George
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: The invariants of the military intellectual field * The inheritance of a technicist ideology * The competitive dynamics of the strategic field * Part II: Rewriting the American Military doctrine * Transformations in the Defense Department * The work of legitimizing political agendas * Part III: The emissaries of American military thought * An exemplary regionalization of American politics * The international distribution of American sciences of government * Conclusion: The disenchantment of strategists?
Control code
FIEb1711018x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780230340923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768167317
Label
The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : the reconfiguration of strategic studies in the United States, Jean-Loup Samaan ; translated by Renuka George
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I: The invariants of the military intellectual field * The inheritance of a technicist ideology * The competitive dynamics of the strategic field * Part II: Rewriting the American Military doctrine * Transformations in the Defense Department * The work of legitimizing political agendas * Part III: The emissaries of American military thought * An exemplary regionalization of American politics * The international distribution of American sciences of government * Conclusion: The disenchantment of strategists?
Control code
FIEb1711018x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 195 pages
Isbn
9780230340923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768167317

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