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State of Innovation The U. S. Government's Role in Technology Development

ISBN-10: 1594518246
ISBN-13: 9781594518249
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Fred Blockis an economic and political sociologist who teaches at the University of California, Davis. His books include, The Origins of International Economic Disorder(California) and Postindustrial Possibilities(California). He has been studying U.S. innovation policies since 2006 with support from the Ford Foundation.

Matthew R. Kelleris an Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University. His research explores shifts in dominant intellectual and political trends and their relation to government organization and policy. One strand of his current work investigates innovation policies and dynamics; a second explores how governments respond to episodes of collective violence.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Innovation and the Invisible Hand of Government
Telling the Stories: What Are the Instruments and How Have They Been Deployed in Different Parts of the Economy?
Introduction
The Military�s Hidden Hand: Examining the Dual-Use Origins of Biotechnology in the American Context, 1969-1972
Political Structures and the Making of U.S. Biotechnology
To Hide or Not to Hide? The Advanced Technology Program and the Future of U.S. Civilian Technology Policy
Green Capitalists in a Purple State: Sandia National Laboratories and the Renewable Energy Industry in New Mexico
The CIA�s Pioneering Role in Public Venture Capital Initiatives
DARPA Does Moore�s Law: The Case of DARPA and Optoelectronic Interconnects
Scale, Significance, and Implications
Introduction
Evaluating Impact
Where Do Innovations Come From? Transformations in the U.S. Economy, 1970-2006
Failure to Deploy: Solar Photovoltaic Policy in the United States
The U.S. Case in Global Perspective
From Developmental Network State to Market Managerialism in Ireland
China�s (Not So Hidden) Developmental State: Becoming a Leading Nanotechnology Innovator in the Twenty-First Century
Toward an Innovation Society
Everyone an Innovator
The Paradox of the Weak State Revisited: Industrial Policy, Network Governance, and Political Decentralization
Avoiding Network Failure: The Case of the National Nanotechnology Initiative
Chapter 8
Chapter 14
References
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

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