The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : The Reconfiguration of Strategic Studies in the United States.

By: George, RenukaContributor(s): Samaan, JMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandThe Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy Ser: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137057358Subject(s): International relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The RAND Corporation (1989-2009) : The Reconfiguration of Strategic Studies in the United StatesDDC classification: 327.73 LOC classification: JA1-92Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I New and Old Rules of the Military-Intellectual Field -- One The Inheritance of a Technicist Ideology -- Two The Competitive Dynamics of the Strategic Field -- Part II RAND and the New US Military Posture -- Three RAND and the Post-Cold War Pentagon -- Four The Work of Legitimizing Political Agendas -- Part III The Emissaries of American Military Thought -- Five The Internationalization of RAND: A Tale of US Global Posture after the Cold War -- Six RAND and the Global Diffusion of US Strategic Concepts -- Conclusion: The Disenchantment of Strategists? -- Notes -- Index.
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.
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Intro -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I New and Old Rules of the Military-Intellectual Field -- One The Inheritance of a Technicist Ideology -- Two The Competitive Dynamics of the Strategic Field -- Part II RAND and the New US Military Posture -- Three RAND and the Post-Cold War Pentagon -- Four The Work of Legitimizing Political Agendas -- Part III The Emissaries of American Military Thought -- Five The Internationalization of RAND: A Tale of US Global Posture after the Cold War -- Six RAND and the Global Diffusion of US Strategic Concepts -- Conclusion: The Disenchantment of Strategists? -- Notes -- Index.

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.

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JEAN-LOUP SAMAAN is a Professor of Strategic Studies at the NATO Defense College, Italy. A former strategic analyst at the French Ministry of Defense, he holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Paris La Sorbonne. He has been a visiting scholar at the RAND Corporation and Duke University and is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

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