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MALACALZA, Bernabé. International Co-operation in Science and Technology: Concepts, Politics, and Dynamics in the Case of Argentine-Brazilian Nuclear Co-operation. Contexto int. [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.2, pp.663-684. ISSN 1982-0240.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-8529.2016380200007.

Abstract: This article discusses the political dynamic of agenda-setting in the subfield of international nuclear co-operation, within an analytical framework that integrates the literature on international co-operation in science and technology, international nuclear co-operation, and foreign policy analysis. It presents the emblematic case of Argentine–Brazilian co-operation about the construction of two multipurpose reactors, whose process of decision-making has been disputed by officials, technological firms, managers, and nuclear scientists. It also underlines that economic and commercial motivations prevail in the process of international co-operation.

Keywords : International Co-operation; Science and Technology; Foreign Policy Analysis; International Nuclear Co-operation.

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