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

Egle Rindzeviciute

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703188
eISBN:
9781501706257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

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 ... More


Bridging East and West: The Birth of IIASA

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703188
eISBN:
9781501706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter details the establishment of International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) to demonstrate the crucial role of East-West cooperation in shaping global governance. IIASA as ... More


Shaping a Transnational Systems Community (1): Networks and Institutions

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703188
eISBN:
9781501706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter discusses the importance of shifting forms of association in the development of East-West systems analysis. Several formations played different roles at different times. The first was a ... More


Shaping a Transnational Systems Community (2): Family versus War Room

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703188
eISBN:
9781501706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines the use of informal practices and new metaphoric language, created to counteract precisely the “war room” mentality, thus helping to form East-West scientific and policy ... More


Acid Rain: Scientific Expertise and Governance across the Systemic Divide

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703188
eISBN:
9781501706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703188.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter details the development of the regional air pollution information and simulation model (RAINS) in 1984, a project which has been retrospectively described as one of the highest ... More


The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the Tap Project, and the Rains Model

Harvey Brooks and Alan McDonald

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents and elaborates upon a symposium that includes a panel discussion on the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The panel was chaired by Harvey Brooks, who ... More


RAND, IIASA, and the Conduct of Systems Analysis

Roger E. Levien

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter features a description of RAND’s development and the lessons of its experience during its first twenty-five years. Afterward, the discussion shifts to the IIASA, covering its ... More


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