International Relations
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Science and Technology in the Changing World Order
Science, Technology and International Relations
Yuji MASUDA
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1986 Volume 1986 Issue 83 Pages 22-38,L7

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The world order in these days are changing rapidly by the factor of science and technology. Science and technology is now a commodity to sell and buy and has powers on the modern society and industry. Thus, it is necessary to discuss the forms of political control that new technologies bring with various debates.
The more an individual becomes dependent on a commodity owned and controlled by others, the more vulnerable he or she becomes to the ends that others seek to achieve through the ownership. Science and technology is no exception.
The renewed enthusiasm to control science and technology on the part of industrial, military, and political leaders has occurred since World War II. The patterns of influence and control that permeate American science and technology and its applications have worldwide implications. Almost half of the western world's research and development is carried out in the United States. Therefore the U. S. has been world leader of science and technology. But today the situations in these fields that could keep U. S. superiority on the world order.
Science and technology has become a currency for diplomatic barter with the U. S.controlling the science and technology as power.

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