The fluidity of presidential policy choice: the space station, the Russian card, and US foreign policy
Abbreviated Journal Title
space station; president US; US foreign policy; Russia-US relations; US; space policy; Social Issues
This paper examines the general executive policy processes that were in place in 1984. These processes, through which the original space station budget proposal was approved, became so uncontrolled that a severe and publicly embarrassing retrenchment became necessary in 1993 to enable the program to survive for another year. The focus here is on how presidential leadership is exercised in the science and technology policy arena which is normally viewed as peripheral to the president's major policy interests. The survival of the current International Space Station now depends upon it remaining central to the president's foreign policy agenda-which prompts recollections of earlier Apollo Program experiences. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Technology in Society
Article; Proceedings Paper
"The fluidity of presidential policy choice: the space station, the Russian card, and US foreign policy" (1998). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2271.