Rindzevičiūtė: Power of Systems

  • Christian Dayé
Keywords: history of the social sciences in the Cold War era

Abstract

Book review of: 

Rindzevičiūtė, Eglė. 2016. The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World. Ithaca, London: Cornell University Press, 2016.
306 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-5017-0318-8
Price: $ 49.95

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Published
2018-03-01
How to Cite
Dayé, C. (2018) “Rindzevičiūtė: Power of Systems”, Serendipities. Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences, 3(1), pp. 48-51. doi: 10.25364/11.3:2018.1.5.