Guillermo Foladori, Noela Invernizzi
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Reihe: Manuskripte, 81
128 Seiten, Broschur, mit 20 Abbildungen und Tabellen
Table of Contents
EDGAR ZÁYAGO LAU, MARK RUSHTON: Nanotechnologies for Development in Latin America
LEANDRO ANDRINI, SANTIAGO J. A. FIGUEROA: Governmental encouragement of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in Argentina
NOELA INVERNIZZI: Brazilian Scientists Embrace Nanotechnologies
GUILLERMO FOLADORI, EDGAR ZAYAGO LAU: Tracking Nanotechnology in México
GUILLERMO FOLADORI, VERÓNICA FUENTES: Nanotechnology in Chile: Towards a Knowledge Economy?
ADRIANA CHIANCONE, RAMIRO CHIMURIS, LYDIA GARRIDO LUZARDO: Nanotechnology in Uruguay
CARLOS AGUIRRE-BASTOS, ALEJANDRO F. MERCADO, JOSÉ LUÍS AGUIRRE A., RIGLIANA PORTUGAL E., CARLOS F. PAREDES C. Y TIRZA J. AGUILAR, CLEMENTE FORERO P. Y FERNANDO GÓMEZ-BAQUERO, HUGO BANDA Y ROCIO JARAMILLO, MÁXIMO VEGA-CENTENO, ROSA MORALES Y ROBERTO PISELLI, ABEL GUTARRA E. HEBE VESSURI, ISABELLE SÁNCHEZ, MAHABIR P. GUPTA: Nanotechnology in the Andean Countries
NOELA INVERNIZZI: Nanotechnologies in Latin America: ReLANS Survey
This book analyzes the beginning stages of the development of nanoscience andnanotechnology in Latin American countries. Within are chapters about Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the Andes region and Uruguay. Using this regional understanding of development as a foundation, it is possible to reflect on the political, economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental impacts of these emerging technologies within Latin America. Nanotechnology in Latin America also shows the implementation of different science and technology policies throughout the region.
Nanotechnology has reopened the discussion about the role of technology to alleviate poverty and to promote development. In this book, different nanotechnologies are analyzed in the social context from which they are emerging. Factors like industrial production oriented toward profit, intellectual property rights, the amount of innovation in developing countries and social inequities are seen as key challenges that must be addressed if anotechnology is to assume its potential role as a means to aid development and to alleviate poverty.