Scientific Research and Social Goals

Scientific Research and Social Goals

Towards a New Development Model

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Editor: Federico Mayor
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147093

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Scientific Research and Social Goals: Towards a New Development Model is designed to contribute to the task of producing a development model, based on human needs, social goals, and the value of research. The book is organized into three sections: concepts and philosophy; methodological approaches; and practicalprograms in different parts of the world. These sections consist of a total of 19 chapters that discuss topics on national policy implications of the basic needs model; scientific progress and the social goals of science; an International Program on research and human needs; and the role of methodology in the research and human needs program. The contribution of research to human needs and an action program on research and human needs are also described.

Table of Contents

  • Preface: Science, Technology and Social Priorities



    Section 1. Research and Human Needs

    Research and Human Needs: a Challenge and a Hope

    National Policy Implications of the Basic Needs Model

    Closing the Widening Gap

    Scientific Progress and the Social Goals of Science

    Science and Intellectual Needs

    Science and Human Needs: An Artist's Response

    Section 2. Methodologies: Practices and Perspectives

    Introduction: An International Program on Research and Human Needs

    The Role of Methodology in the Research and Human Needs Program

    Research Priorities and Human Needs

    A Human Needs Approach to Science

    Assessing the Contribution of Research to Human Needs: A Possible Methodology

    Human Needs and Global Development Models

    An Action Program on Research and Human Needs

    Section 3. Global, Regional and National Approaches

    Research and Human Needs: an Attack on Global Problems

    The Research and Human Needs Program in Latin America

    Science, Technology and a New Model of Human Needs

    Research and Human Needs: The African Perspective

    Problems of Developing Countries: Some Case Studies

    Section 4. Conclusions


    Appendix: An Opportunity in Interdependence: The Fulfillment of Basic Needs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483147093

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Federico Mayor

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