The authors of this volume review the issues involved in financing the development of endogenous scientific and technological capabilities in Third World countries and examine United Nations global conferences with regard to the options they offer for new international institution building. The authors also look at both contemporary patterns and future alternatives for Third World cooperation in science and technology for development and discuss the significance of the UN Conference on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD) for the advancement of women.
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Also of Interest -- Preface -- Introduction -- Science and Technology as an International Order and Development Issue: An Overview -- Technological Autonomy and Disassociation in the International System: An Alternative Economic and Political Strategy for National Development -- Third World Cooperation in Science and Technology for Development -- Financing the Development of Science and Technology in the Third World -- The Role of Women in Science, Technology, and Development: Perspectives on UNCSTD -- International Policymaking for Development Through the United Nations: Science and Technology Before and After UNCSTD
Dr. Rittberger is a professor of political science at the University of TÃ¼bingen (Federal Republic of Germany) and a Special Fellow at UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research). He is the author of numerous books and articles on international affairs.