The Status of Civil Science in Eastern Europe

Proceedings of the Symposium on Science in Eastern Europe, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, September 28–30, 1988

  • Craig Sinclair
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Workings of CMEA Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard W. Judy
      Pages 73-103
    3. Michael Kaser
      Pages 105-109
  3. Procedures and Linkages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. George E. Vladutz, David A. Pendlebury
      Pages 113-128
    3. František A. Janouch
      Pages 173-190
    4. Helgard Wienert-Çakim
      Pages 191-196
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Biotechnology

      1. Anthony Rimmington
        Pages 199-238
      2. Jean-Michel Derichard
        Pages 249-259
      3. Stephen J. Cox
        Pages 273-277
    3. Physical Sciences

      1. Robert W. Munn
        Pages 281-288
      2. Lucien D. Laude, Michel Wautelet
        Pages 289-295
      3. Peter M. Rentzepis
        Pages 297-304
      4. Julian Cooper
        Pages 335-338
  5. Present Positions and Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Craig Sinclair
      Pages 359-363

About these proceedings


The NATO Science Programme, under the direction of the Science Com­ mittee, mounted in September 1986 a successful meeting which examined the structure and outputs of civil science in the Soviet Union. As a topical sectoral examination of the evolutionary state of the Soviet Union under those in­ separable and elusive twins, 'perestroyka' and 'glasnost', it was successful in providing the basis for assessments of the likely future role of Soviet scientists in the world scene. Such meetings are infrequent events in the Programme calendar; the Science Programme has concentrated for thirty years almost exclusively on supporting scientific mobility in the Alliance countries. This it does, essentially, through the funding under competitive conditions, of fellow­ ships, exchanges and meetings of researchers. Such activities are a response to unsolicited scientific demand from the Alliance R&D community which sees mobility as an essential part of scientific dissemination (rather lacking it would appear from the following accounts in the Eastern European countries). The Committee, however, does like to act upon its own behalf in supporting wider perceptions of the place of R&D in the world by examining, from time to time, topics of strong current interest. These have taken the form of the consideration of particularly pressing issues, as arose for example in the series of energy and material supply crises of the seventies.


Europe automation energy evolution food innovation organization perception physical sciences research research & development (R&D) science time

Editors and affiliations

  • Craig Sinclair
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Research Workshop Programme, Scientific Affairs DivisionNATOBrusselsBelgium

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6926-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0971-7
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