As part of its contribution to the 1979 United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development IUNCSTD) the United Nations Institute for Training and Research jUNITAR) organized an informal research group to assess various aspects of applying science and technology to development through the United Nations system. This research group was constituted in early 1978 at the initiative of Dr. Robert S. Jordan, former Director of Research at UNITAR, and was headed by Professor Volker Rittberger, a UNITAR Special Fellow. One of the activities of this group has been the production of a series of working papers on science and technology. These papers seek to provide preliminary analyses rather than definitive conclusions. Their purpose is to facilitate the access of others to the ongoing work of the group and to stimulate critical comments and reactions leading to further improvement of this work.
Preface /Davidson Nicol -- The Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Introduction /Davidson Nicol and Volker Rittberger -- 1 Science and Technology as an International Order -- and Development Issue: An Overview /Volker Rittberger -- 2 Technological Autonomy and Disassociation in the International System: An Alternative Economic and Political Strategy for National Development /Ward Morehouse -- 3 Third World Cooperation in Science and Technology for Development /David W. Chu and Ward Morehouse -- 4 Financing the Development of Science and Technology in the Third World /Francisco R. Sagasti -- 5 The Role of Women in Science, Technology, and Development: Perspectives on UNCSTD /Pamela D'Onofrio-Flores -- 6 International Policymaking for Development Through the United Nations: Science and Technology Before and After UNCSTD /Volker Rittberger -- Index.