Accession Number : ADA119409

Title :   Soviet Dissident Scientists, 1966-78: A Study.

Descriptive Note : Student research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Marshall L , Jr

PDF Url : ADA119409

Report Date : Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : This study is an analysis of the Soviet dissident scientists of the 1960's and 1970's - who they are, what they have protested, and why they have protested. Over 550 names of scientists involved in dissident activities have been culled rom unofficial samizdat material available in the West and relevant biographical information on these scientists had been arranged in tabular form. On the basis of correlations found in this data conclusions have been reached on what has caused the scientists to turn to dissident activity. This study also includes a chronology of dissidence in the Soviet scientific community in the period 1966-78, an analysis of the groups within the dissident movement with which the dissident scientists have aligned themselves, and some predictions on the prospects of future dissidence among scientists. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SCIENTISTS, *USSR, *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, *SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, LEADERSHIP, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, SUPPRESSION, RELIGION, ETHNIC GROUPS, CULTURE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, PRISONERS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE