Title

Specialist Communities: People and Cultures in China’s Defense Science and Technology System

Abstract

This brief examines communities of professional experts in defense science and technology (S&T) and their role in policy. After introducing the concept of ‘specialist community,’ this brief discusses the existence and significance of specialist communities in China’s defense S&T system. Illustrations of the concept with examples from the aeronautic and space sectors follow. The final part of this brief discusses the impact of specialist communities on policy in China.

Department(s)

History and Political Science

Comments

The Study of Innovation and Technology in China (SITC) is a project of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. SITC Research Briefs provide analysis and recommendations based on the work of project participants. Author’s views are their own.

This material is based upon work supported by, or in part by, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Office through the Minerva Initiative under grant #W911NF-09-1-0081.

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 2015

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