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Elusive Transformation : Science, Technology, and the Evolution of International Politics

Elusive Transformation : Science, Technology, and the Evolution of International Politics - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-1400807413

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ISBN13: 978-1400807413
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Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: California-Princeton Fulfillment Services
Published: 1993
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Elusive Transformation : Science, Technology, and the Evolution of International Politics - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-1400807413

Eugene B. Skolnikoff

ISBN13: 978-1400807413
ISBN10: 1400807417
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: California-Princeton Fulfillment Services

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary
Eugene Skolnikoff treats the roles of science and technology across the entire range of relations among nations, including security and economic issues, environmental questions, international economic competitiveness, the spread of weapons technology, the demise of communism, the new content of dependency relations, and the demanding new problems of national and international governance. He shows how the structure and operation of the scientific and technological enterprises have interacted with international affairs to lead to the dramatic evolution of world politics experienced in this century, particularly after World War II.

Table of Contents

Preface


1. The Setting
Assessing the Interaction of Science and Technology with International Affairs
Primary Questions
Some Comments on Theoretical Issues and Literature
Science and Technology as Causes of Societal Change
What Is Meant by ''Science'' and ''Technology''
Plan of the Study
2. The Scientific and Technological Enterprises and the Direction of Technological Change
Historical Evolution
The New Enterprises
Patterns of Outcomes and Effects
3. National Security
Nuclear-Weapons Systems
Scientific and Technological Factors in Strategic Nuclear Relationships
The Evolution and Diffusion of Military Power and Capability
Arms Control
Some Summary Comments
4. Economies and Polities
Global Integration
Economic Growth, Trade, and Competition
North-South Transfer of Technology and Dependency
Old and New Dimensions : Geopolitical Measures
Large Systems
Some Summary Comments
5. Global Dangers
Global Warning
Other Global Dangers
6. Practical Problems of Governance : Institutions and Processes
Time
Technical Content of Issues
Role of Foreign Offices
International Cooperation
International Organizations
Some Additional Issues
In Sum
7. Conclusions and Observations
Some Summary Conclusions and Generalizations
The Processes, Outcomes, and Consequences of Science and Technology
Theoretical Debates
Comments on Policy
Coda
Notes
Index

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