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Is American Science in Decline?

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HARDCOVER

$52.00 • £41.95 • €47.00

ISBN 9780674052420

Publication Date: 06/11/2012

Short

240 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 21 graphs, 30 tables

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Yu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University.

Alexandra A. Killewald is Associate Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.

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