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- DescriptionThis text provides a comprehensive introduction to the many different issues related to the Sisyphean task of building science and techlogy capabilities in developing countries. It attempts to answer crucial questions including: how can kwledge be utilized to improve the human condition, and how can we bridge the growing kwledge divide between those who produce and use modern science and techlogy - and those who do t? Francisco Sagasti examines the complex interactions between science, techlogy and development through history, explores how capabilities in these areas are created in different countries and places the role of international co-operation in perspective. The book then introduces a 'science and techlogy capability index' to rank countries, analyses the policy implications of the place they occupy, and summarizes the experience of developing countries in formulating science and techlogy policies. It concludes with a review of important lessons for the future. This highly invative and original work will strongly appeal to academics, policymakers, development practitioners and students interested in the role of kwledge and invation in contemporary society, and in the disparities between developed and developing countries.
- Author BiographyFrancisco Sagasti, Director of the think-tank, Agenda: PERU, Lima, Peru, Visiting Professor, University for Peace, Costa Rica, and advisor to governments, international organizations, academic institutions and private corporations.
- Author(s)Francisco Sagasti
- PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication28/09/2005
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationCheltenham
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Width234 mm
- Height156 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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