Scientific communities in the developing world /
edited by Jacques Gaillard, V.V. Krishna, Roland Waast.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1996.
398 p.
0803993307 (c)
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1996.
0803993307 (c)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'Of great relevance to all who are interested in the growth of scientific institutions in the countries covered' - Development and Cooperation
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Main Description
The establishment and growth of scientific communities and the contemporary state of scientific potential in the developing world is discussed in this volume. Based on a comparative analysis of 12 countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America, the book highlights the historical and sociological processes which have influenced the growth of science as a social activity and the development of the scientific community as a social institution.
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This pioneering volume discusses the establishment and growth of scientific communities and the contemporary state of scientific potential in the developing world.
Main Description
In today's world of rapid technological changes, science and technology play a key role in the development of a nation, in improving standards of living, and in advancing industrial growth. Combining a wide range of perspectives--from sociology, history, economics, and political science--this volume explores the constitution and growth of scientific communities and the current state of scientific potential in a wide range of developing countries. The African, Asian, and Latin American case studies shed light on a variety of fundamental issues of direct relevance to developing nations. The issues discussed include the colonial and postcolonial experiences of the countries studied; the role played by key actors like state and scientific elites; the influence of differing political systems on the growth of science and technology; and the reasons why, despite comparable approaches to developing science and technology, the resulting progress varies dramatically across countries. Providing a truly comparative perspective on a theme of central importance to developing countries, this volume will attract a wide readership among scholars and professionals in the fields of sociology, economics, history, science and technology studies, science communication and education, development studies, policy studies, and the social study of science.
Table of Contents
Scientific Communities in the Developing World
Scientific Communities In Africa
Sisyphus or the Scientific Communities of Algeria
Scientific Communities in Egypt
Emergence and Effectiveness Kenya
Crisis in the Scientific Community
The Nigerian Scientific Community
The Colossus with Feet of Clay
The Senegalese Scientific Community
Africanization, Dependence and Crisis
Science and Technology in South Africa
A New Society in the Making
Scientific Communities In Asia
Twists and Turns in the Formation of the Chinese Scientific Community
A Portrait of the Scientific Community in India
Historical Growth and Contemporary Problems
The Thai Scientific Community
Reforms in the NIC of Time?
Scientific Communities In Latin America
Bitter Harvest
The Growth of a Scientific Community in Argentina
Growing Pains
Brazilian Scientists and Their Shifting Roles
Science and Production in Venezuela
Two 'Emergencies'
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