NATIONAL PROJECTS IN CIVILIAN TECHNOLOGY

William H Lambright, MICHAEL CROW, RALPH SHANGRAW

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Abstract

National projects in civilian technology initiated and implemented by the federal government generally cost in excess o f $1 billion and often extend beyond the political lifetime of a particular presidential administration. The authors explore the consequences of the U.S. political and administrative system on government‐sponsored technology development by examining four such national projects: the SST, civilian nuclear power, synfuels, and the supercomputer. They relate the absence of planning and often tortuous course that characterizes these cases to the functioning–for better or worse–of American pluralistic politics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-459
Number of pages7
JournalReview of Policy Research
Volume3
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Public Administration
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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