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Seeing Through Preconceptions: A Deeper Look at China and India

Spring 2007


Communications security; Climate policy; The aging psyche; Transportation security; Competitiveness; Space wars; Nuclear deterrence; Mental health

From the Hill

Bush 2008 budget: More bad news for R&D; New Democratic leaders call for tough climate-change legislation; House passes stem cell bill as part of first 100 hours agenda; Democrats to press competitiveness legislation; Fisheries, bioterrorism bills approved

Editor’s Journal: Scrutinizing the Inscrutable

Kevin Finneran

China and India are not mysterious, but one cannot assess their economic prospects without taking into account history, religion, culture, and politics.

Perspective: Science’s Social Effects

Robert Frodeman, J. Britt Holbrook

We need to explore the possibility of a new ideal of impure science, in which scientists and engineers both educate and learn from others about the relation between science and society.

U.S. Competitiveness: The Education Imperative

Bart Gordon

Because the foundation for future success is a well-educated workforce, the necessary first step in any competitiveness agenda is to improve science and mathematics education.

Promoting Low-Carbon Electricity Production

Jay Apt, David W. Keith, M. Granger Morgan

To encourage utilities to emit less carbon dioxide, the government should implement—soon—a carbon portfolio standard with predictable requirements and guarantee loans for building advanced generating facilities.

China and India: Emerging Technological Powers

Carl J. Dahlman

Asia's economic groundswell is no longer breaking news, but the critical details of this transformation and its staying power are just coming into focus.

China’s Drive Toward Innovation

Alan Wm Wolff

China is launching a multifaceted plan to reach the forefront of technology. What might help—or hurt—its efforts?

India’s Growth Path: Steady but not Straight

Salil Tripathi

Contentious internal political debates have slowed India's movement into the global economy, but its commitment to democratic processes will serve it well in the long term.

Where the Engineers Are

Vivek Wadhwa, Gary Gereffi, Ben Rissing, Ryan Ong

To guide education policy and maintain its innovation leadership, the United States must acquire an accurate understanding of the quantity and quality of engineering graduates in India and China.

Real Numbers: Emerging Economies Coming on Strong

Deborah L. Wince-Smith

Book Review: Regulatory tool

Richard D. Morgenstern

New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis
, by 
Mathew D. Adler and Eric A. Posner.

Book Review: It’s the neurons, stupid; or is it?

Arie W. Kruglanski

Brain and Culture: Neurobiology, Ideology, and Social Change
, by 
Bruce Wexler.