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The Politics of Technology in Latin America : Environmental Philosophies Series - Maria Ines Bastos

The Politics of Technology in Latin America

Environmental Philosophies Series

By: Maria Ines Bastos (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1996
ISBN: 9780415126908
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Politics of Technology Policy in Latin America" examines the political conditions affecting science and technology capability in this region of the world. In a comparative discussion centering on Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, leading contributors look at the capacity Latin American governments have shown for building national systems for the support of innovation in industry. They examine state capacities for the design and implementation of science and technology policies, and how political factors, such as military rule and authoritarianism, have shaped such capabilities and the pattern of development. The influence of international factors on policy changes is also examined. In looking ahead to the future economic and social development in Latin America, contributors find that selective but active state intervention in favor of technological change will be needed to ensure implementation of realistic technology practices.

Unu/Intech Studies in New Technology and Developmentp. ii
Tablesp. vii
Contributorsp. viii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
A Political Approach to Science and Technology Policy in Latin Americap. 1
Referencesp. 25
The Politics of Building National Systems of Innovationp. 29
Argentina: Science, Technology and Public Policiesp. 31
Notesp. 58
Referencesp. 65
State Autonomy and Capacity for S&t Policy Design and Implementation in Brazilp. 68
Notesp. 98
Referencesp. 102
Harnessing the Politics of Science and Technology Policy in Mexicop. 109
Notesp. 148
Referencesp. 152
Information Technology Policies in Latin Americap. 155
Weaknesses of Argentina's Electronics and Informatics Policyp. 157
Notesp. 191
Referencesp. 193
The Political Economy of Technology Development: the Case of the Brazilian Informatics Policyp. 196
Notesp. 222
Referencesp. 223
Conclusionp. 225
Politics, the State and Policies for Science and Technology in Latin Americap. 227
Referencesp. 250
Indexp. 252
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ISBN: 9780415126908
ISBN-10: 0415126908
Series: Environmental Philosophies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1