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East-West Scientific Co-operation : Science and Technology Policy of the Baltic States and International Co-operation - Kazimiera Prunskiene

East-West Scientific Co-operation

Science and Technology Policy of the Baltic States and International Co-operation

By: Kazimiera Prunskiene (Editor), Elmar Altvater (Editor)

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Published: 31st July 1997
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All former Soviet Union countries experience their past as a heavy burden. It led to the centralisation of scientific personnel, the separation of research from teaching at universities, and a concentration of certain branches of technology in different parts of the Union. This has given rise to a one-sided technology and science potential which frequently cannot be sufficiently supported due to a lack of adequate finance.
Cooperation between the Baltic States themselves is often hampered by an exaggerated sense of national identity, and international cooperation can be made difficult by linguistic problems. A critical issue is finance. The Baltic States themselves are experiencing budgetary constraints, and the West is cutting back on funding.
The analytical issues dealt with here include specific questions, such as in the sectors of energy policy, electrical equipment and electronics, and environmental considerations. The transfer of technology is also discussed, as is security: there is the possibility that science and scientific results can be obtained from the former Soviet Union at low cost by the criminal community.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Mechanisms of Regional and International Co-Operation in the Spheres of Science and Technologyp. 7
International Competitiveness and Science and Technology Transferp. 15
Science and Technological Policies of the Baltic States International Co-Operationp. 29
The Integration Problems of the Baltic States: Possibilities for the Formation of a Unified Technological, Economical, and Social Spacep. 33
Environmental Technological Policy in Lithuania and Possibilities for the Introduction of New Methodsp. 53
Strategic Implications for the Interaction Between Industrial Research and Development and Science and Technology Policy: The case of the countries in transitionp. 55
On Economic Culture and Development with Special Regard to the Role of Science and Technology in the Process of Transformation in Centraleastern Europep. 87
Possible Forms of Co-Operation in Energy Policies Between Western and Baltic Countriesp. 93
International Cooperation in the Social Sciences The Case of Western Europe and the Baltic Statesp. 107
Scientific and Technical Potential of the Republic of Belorus and Possibilities of Co-Operation with the Baltic and West European Statesp. 119
Utilization of the Latest Technologies for Working Out Methods of Information Warfare and Its Possible Consequencesp. 125
Possible Trends of Terrorism Development Caused by Spread of Non-Fatal Weapons and Technologies of Double Application: Problems of Joint Controlp. 129
Science and Technological Policy in the Ukraine: European and Regional Aspectsp. 133
Dynamics of Scientific Potential of the Republic of Belorus and the Problem of Brain Drain: Short Term and Long Term Trendsp. 141
Science and Technology Co-Operation: The Role of the U.S. Office of Naval Research Europep. 145
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9780792346890
ISBN-10: 0792346890
Series: NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39