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Technology and International Transformation : The Railroad, the Atom Bomb, and the Politics of Technological Change

Technology and International Transformation : The Railroad, the Atom Bomb, and the Politics of Technological Change - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0791468685

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ISBN13: 978-0791468685
ISBN10: 0791468682 Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: State University of NY Press
Published: 2007
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Technology and International Transformation : The Railroad, the Atom Bomb, and the Politics of Technological Change - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0791468685

Geoffrey Lucas Herrera

ISBN13: 978-0791468685
ISBN10: 0791468682 Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: State University of NY Press
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

During an era in which the pace of technological change is unrelenting, understanding how international politics both shapes and is shaped by technology is crucial. Drawing on international relations theory, historical sociology, and the history of technology, Geoffrey L. Herrera offers an ambitious, theoretically sophisticated, and historically rich examination of the interrelation between technology and international politics. He explores the development of the railroad in the nineteenth century and the atomic bomb in the twentieth century to show that technologies do not stand apart from, but are intimately related to, even defined by, international politics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Thinking About Technology and International Politics
International Systems Theory, Technology, and Transformation
Early Industrialization and the Industrialization of War
The Atomic Bomb and the Scientific State
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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