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The Resource America inc.? : innovation and enterprise in the national security state, Linda Weiss

America inc.? : innovation and enterprise in the national security state, Linda Weiss

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America inc.? : innovation and enterprise in the national security state
Title
America inc.?
Title remainder
innovation and enterprise in the national security state
Statement of responsibility
Linda Weiss
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than half a century, the United States has led the world in developing major technologies that drive the modern economy and underpin its prosperity. Linda Weiss attributes the U.S. capacity for transformative innovation to the strength of its national security state, a complex of agencies, programs, and hybrid arrangements that has developed around the institution of permanent defense preparedness and the pursuit of technological supremacy. In America Inc.? she examines how that complex emerged and how it has evolved in response to changing geopolitical threats and domestic political constraints, from the Cold War period to the post-9/11 era."--Back cover
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Weiss, Linda
Dewey number
338.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.D4
LC item number
W48 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in political economy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military-industrial complex
  • National security
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Military-industrial complex
  • National security
  • United States
Label
America inc.? : innovation and enterprise in the national security state, Linda Weiss
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The national security state and technology leadership -- The U.S. puzzle -- The argument -- Re-viewing the NSS-private sector relationship -- Existing accounts: discounting, sidelining, civilianizing the state -- The approach of this book -- New thinking on the American state -- Rise of the national security state as technology enterprise -- Emergence -- Growth: the Sputnik effect -- Crisis: the legitimation and innovation deficit -- Reform and reorientation (i): beginnings -- Reform and reorientation (ii): consolidation -- Re-visioning -- Concluding comments -- Investing in new ventures -- Geopolitical roots of the U.S. venture capital industry -- Post-cold war trends: new funds for a new security environment -- Conclusion -- Beyond serendipity: procuring transformative technology -- Technology procurement versus R & D: the activist element of government purchasing -- Spin-off and spin-around: serendipitous and purposeful -- Breaching the wall: nudging towards military-commercial (re- )integration -- Reorienting the public-private partnership -- Structural changes in the domestic arena -- Reorientation: the quest for commercial viability -- Beyond a military-industrial divide: innovating for security and commerce -- Overview and conclusion -- No more breakthroughs? -- Post-9/11 decline of the NSS technology enterprise? -- Nanotechnology: a coordinated effort -- Robotics: the drive for drones -- Clean energy: from laggard to leader? -- Caveat: a faltering NSS innovation engine? -- Conclusion -- Hybridization and American anti-statism -- The significance of hybridization -- An american tendency? -- Nature of the beast: neither privatization nor outsourcing -- Innovation hybrids -- Discussion and conclusion -- Penetrating the myths of the military-commerce relationship -- myths laid bare -- The (serendipitous) spinoff -- Hidden industrial policy -- Wall of separation: military-industrial complex -- Quantity of r & d spending creates innovation leadership -- The defense spending question: in search of the Holy Grail? -- Conclusion -- Conclusions: hybrid state, hybrid capitalism, great power turning -- Comparative institutions and varieties of capitalism -- The American state -- Great power turning point: fettered strength -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments
Control code
875895013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 262 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801471131
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40023501847
  • 40023526044
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592zqk
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895013
Label
America inc.? : innovation and enterprise in the national security state, Linda Weiss
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The national security state and technology leadership -- The U.S. puzzle -- The argument -- Re-viewing the NSS-private sector relationship -- Existing accounts: discounting, sidelining, civilianizing the state -- The approach of this book -- New thinking on the American state -- Rise of the national security state as technology enterprise -- Emergence -- Growth: the Sputnik effect -- Crisis: the legitimation and innovation deficit -- Reform and reorientation (i): beginnings -- Reform and reorientation (ii): consolidation -- Re-visioning -- Concluding comments -- Investing in new ventures -- Geopolitical roots of the U.S. venture capital industry -- Post-cold war trends: new funds for a new security environment -- Conclusion -- Beyond serendipity: procuring transformative technology -- Technology procurement versus R & D: the activist element of government purchasing -- Spin-off and spin-around: serendipitous and purposeful -- Breaching the wall: nudging towards military-commercial (re- )integration -- Reorienting the public-private partnership -- Structural changes in the domestic arena -- Reorientation: the quest for commercial viability -- Beyond a military-industrial divide: innovating for security and commerce -- Overview and conclusion -- No more breakthroughs? -- Post-9/11 decline of the NSS technology enterprise? -- Nanotechnology: a coordinated effort -- Robotics: the drive for drones -- Clean energy: from laggard to leader? -- Caveat: a faltering NSS innovation engine? -- Conclusion -- Hybridization and American anti-statism -- The significance of hybridization -- An american tendency? -- Nature of the beast: neither privatization nor outsourcing -- Innovation hybrids -- Discussion and conclusion -- Penetrating the myths of the military-commerce relationship -- myths laid bare -- The (serendipitous) spinoff -- Hidden industrial policy -- Wall of separation: military-industrial complex -- Quantity of r & d spending creates innovation leadership -- The defense spending question: in search of the Holy Grail? -- Conclusion -- Conclusions: hybrid state, hybrid capitalism, great power turning -- Comparative institutions and varieties of capitalism -- The American state -- Great power turning point: fettered strength -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments
Control code
875895013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 262 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801471131
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40023501847
  • 40023526044
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592zqk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895013

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