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United Nations University Press
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150, Japan

Human Rights and Scientific and Technological Development
Edited by C.G.Weeramantry

The present work represents an effort to develop a conceptual framework for the study of the interactions between human rights and scientific and technological development and review the current state of research in the area.

ISBN 92-808-0731-5
US$35, airmail US$40
Developing country price: US$17.50, airmail US$22.50

New Technologies across the Atlantic
US Leadership or European Autonomy?
By Mario Pianta

The book examines the comparative performances and strategies of the US, Japanese, and European economies and new technology development.

ISBN 0-7450-0442-3
Published with Harvester Wheatsheaf, 16 Ship Street, Brighton, Sussex BN1 1AD UK. In England, the Commonwealth, and Continental Europe, order from Harvester Wheatsheaf; elsewhere order from UNU Press (US$55, airmail US$60).

Technological Independence
The Asian Experience
Edited by Saneh Chamarik and Susantha Goonatilake

Focusing on the importance of technology as a key to development, this volume examines the experiences, efforts, and perspectives of technological development in six Asian countries: China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand.

ISBN 92-808-0758-7
US$40, airmail US$45
Developing country price: US$20, airmail US$25

Technological Innovation and the Development of Transportation in Japan
Edited by Hirofumi Yamamoto

Covering roughly 120 years from 1867 to 1980, this comprehensive work describes and analyses the history of the modern development of transportation in Japan.

ISBN 92-808-0551-7
US$50, airmail US$57
Developing country price: US$25, airmail US$32

There is an urgent need for developing countries to build up their capabilities in information technology and self-reliance in informatics development. The transfer of technological know-how, rather than technological products, is primary. Based on these convictions, the UNU initiated an informatics project aimed at providing training in informatics for scientists and administrators from developing countries.

The present study of innovative information technology development in Ireland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania is the first of a series of country reports coming out of the project.

Taking recent experiences in Ireland with processes of innovation as a point of departure, the three African studies here explore the main features of IT innovation during the 1970s and 1980s. They offer a useful history and overview of the introduction of IT in these countries and thus shed light on both the question of technology transfer as a process in development and that of the introduction of technology policy in these countries.

Eileen P. Drew is a Lecturer in Systems at the School of Systems and Data Studies in the Department of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. F. Gordon Foster is Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin.

UNUP 831
ISBN 92 808 0831-1
02700 P

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