International Scientific Relations

International Scientific Relations

Science, Technology and Innovation in the International System of the 21st Century

By Francisco Del Canto Viterale

Anthem Intercultural Transfer Studies

International Scientific Relations offers a holistic analysis of the role and impact of science, technology, and innovation in the international system of the twenty-first century.

Hardback, 250 Pages

ISBN:9781785277078

August 2021

£80.00, $125.00

  • About This Book
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About This Book

The book focuses on the novel and unexplored research area of intersection between science, technology, and innovation; and international affairs. The main objective of this book is to offer an original theoretical, analytical, and methodological framework that provides a wide comprehensive map of the current reality of science, tech, and innovation in the world system at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book is based on 10 years of research work in the strategic intersection between science, technology, and innovation and international relations, and offers new explanations about three main issues: (1) the role of science, tech and innovation in the current international system, (2) the new configuration of international scientific relations, and (3) the impact and consequences of science, technology, and innovation in the world order of the twenty-first century.

Using an original methodology, the book adopts a systemic approach that uses systems models to offer a very detailed, holistic, and comprehensive analysis. It targets the social and academic interest in topics related to science, technology, and innovation and international affairs. The book addresses the lack of theoretical and methodological approaches that examine this rising phenomenon and provides clear findings and ideas about the main megatrends and impact of science, technology, and innovation in the international system for the next 20 years.

Reviews

“In the midst of a pandemic, the choice of the name ‘Sputnik V’ for the Russian vaccine is not fortuitous. The same applies to the glamorous sequel to the Apollo space flights, which followed the Moon landing, or the grandiose names coined by either Chinese or European scientific authorities to promote their respective latest advancements. Boosting their prestige was among the goals intended. But so-called Science Diplomacy goes beyond those branding efforts, including the often complex relations between states, non-state actors, and scientific personnel. Dr. del Canto Viterale’s groundbreaking volume provides a comprehensive understanding of how that realm of international relations has evolved in the last decades.” — Francisco Rodriguez-Jimenez, Professor at University of Extremadura, Spain, and member of the Executive committee of the THINK TANK in Global Studies, at University of Salamanca, Spain

“This is an exciting book. The principal accomplishment is the introduction of International Scientific Relations as an interdisciplinary field. The study answers a host of questions about the role of science and technology in shaping international relations and will be of interest to both scholars and the policy community. — Patrick James, Dornsife Dean’s Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California, US

Author Information

Francisco Del Canto Viterale is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Space Studies in the School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota (USA) and Director of the MA Program in Science, Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Salamanca (Spain). His core areas of knowledge are in global and international studies, with a specialization in science, technology, and innovation.

Series

Anthem Intercultural Transfer Studies

Table of Contents

Prologue; Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I Introductory framework; Chapter 1 Science, technology and innovation and international relations; Part II analytical framework; Chapter 2 International context; Chapter 3 Actors; Chapter 4 Relations; Chapter 5 Processes; Part III Explicative framework; Chapter 6 Emerging realities; Chapter 7 Roles of scientific knowledge; Chapter 8 Configuration of international scientific relations; Chapter 9 International scientific relations and the international system; Conclusions; References.

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