Europe—Japan - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408025706, 9781483164823


1st Edition

Futures in Science, Technology and Democracy

Editors: Vincent J. McBrierty
eBook ISBN: 9781483164823
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd June 1986
Page Count: 192
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Europe-Japan: Futures in Science, Technology and Democracy presents the combined European and Japanese thinking on the implications of scientific and technological developments for society and democracy. This book addresses the challenges and the advantages that science and technology brings to Europe and Japan and explores how the process and application of scientific discovery can be beneficial to all people in the world. This monograph is comprised of six chapters and begins with a discussion on the impact of science on civilization and democracy, with emphasis on the challenges and opportunities afforded by technological innovations. The implications of advances in biology and medicine for human rights are the subject of the next chapter, paying particular attention to the themes of freedom, ethics, and the role of communication and dialogue in society. This book also explores cooperation and competition in science and advanced technology before concluding with a chapter that describes the scientific and technological linkages between Europe and Japan. This text will be a valuable resource for policymakers, parliamentarians, scientists, and others who are concerned with the increasingly complex arena of science and politics.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Introduction and Opening Addresses 1 Theme and Orientations: Science and Democracy - Common Values in a Dialogue of Civilizations Science and Democracy Biological Advances and Human Rights Cooperation and Competition in Science and Advanced Technology Science, Technology and Democracy Towards Stronger Linkages between Europe and Japan 2 Science and Democracy Science, Civilization and Democracy Technological Innovation: New Forms and Dimensions, New Geographical Balances Science and Technology Agency of Japan Science, Technology and Society Discussion Concluding Statements 3 Biological Advances and Human Rights – Challenges to Political Institutions Medicine Today and Tomorrow: Implications for Human Freedom Adjustments and Transformations of Human Behavior: New Biological, Psychological and Sociological Interpretations Discussion Concluding Statements 4 Cooperation and Competition in Science and Advanced Technology Ministerial Statements Changing Patterns of Technological Leadership Vitality of Science: International Cooperation, Competition and Mobility Science and Technology Agency of Japan Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan Small Countries in the World of 'Big Science' Scientific Prospects of Photonics in Europe and in the World Technology and Employment Discussion Concluding Statements 5 Science, Technology and Representative Democracy The New Technologies and Pressures for Greater Direct Public Participation in Decision Making Technological Advice and Political Decision Discussion Concluding Statements 6 Towards Closer Linkage Discussion Conclusions Closing Addresses Appendix I Conference Documents Appendix II Participants


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