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RIBEIRO, Maria Clotilde Meirelles  and  BAIARDI, Amilcar. International Cooperation in Science and Technology: Reflecting about Concepts and Contemporary Issues. Contexto int. [online]. 2014, vol.36, n.2, pp.585-521. ISSN 0102-8529.

The article discusses international cooperation in science and technology (S&T), analyzing its crucial contemporary issues, as well as Brazilian specific issues. It presents several contributions from relevant scholars and focuses on the concepts of science, technology and international cooperation, its main terminologies and several visions of specialists in different periods. Furthermore, it brings international cooperation typologies and introduces a reflection on technique and the human nature, emphasizing features that distinguish “technique” of “technology” and exploring the vectors of the scientific-technological cooperation and technical cooperation. The paper provides a short historical overview of international cooperation, notably in the moments marked by the Cold War as a dividing line, and by providing concrete examples, it discusses the key issues of international cooperation in S&T in the contemporary world, as well as the reality of Brazil towards this tool of governmental foreign policy.

Keywords : Science; Technology; Cooperation; Foreign Policy.

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