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The New Invisible College: Science for Development
by Caroline S Wagner
Binding: Paperback, illustrated edition edition, 200 pages
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Weight: 0.55 pound
Dimension: H: 0.4 x L: 9.1 x W: 6.3 inches
ISBN 10: 0815792131
ISBN 13: 9780815792130
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Today the organization of science is undergoing a fundamental transformation. In The New Invisible College, Caroline Wagner combines quantitative data and extensive interviews to map the emergence of global science networks and trace the dynamics driving their growth. She argues that the shift from big science to global networks creates unprecedented opportunities for developing countries to tap science's potential. Rather than squander resources in vain efforts to mimic the scientific establishments of the twentieth century, developing country governments can leverage networks by creating incentives for top notch scientists to focus on research that addresses their concerns and by finding ways to tie knowledge to local problem solving. The New Invisible College offers both a guidebook and a playbook for policymakers confronting these tasks.


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