The New Writing Environment

Writers at Work in a World of Technology

The New Writing Environment

Information technology is changing the way we write. Special features such as outliners, spelling checkers and graphic facilities have transformed word processors into document processors; document processors have, in turn, integrated with other electronic resources such as e-mail and the Internet to provide a complete writing environment. The New Writing Environment examines the knowledge that is needed in order to develop, use and evaluate computer-based writing environments. The emphasis is firmly on practical issues: tasks performed by writers at work, problems they encounter, and documents they actually produce. Writing is defined within a wide social and organisational context, in order to give an accurate assessment of how the new technology affects the social and cooperative aspects of authorship. The result is a wide-ranging and comprehensive assessment of the relationship between writing and computers.

Science And Technology In A Changing International Order

The United Nations Conference On Science And Technology For Development

Science And Technology In A Changing International Order

The authors of this volume review the issues involved in financing the development of endogenous scientific and technological capabilities in Third World countries and examine United Nations global conferences with regard to the options they offer for new international institution building. The authors also look at both contemporary patterns and future alternatives for Third World cooperation in science and technology for development and discuss the significance of the UN Conference on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD) for the advancement of women.

China and the New International Order

China and the New International Order

This book explores China's place in the ‘new international order’, from both the international perspective and from the perspective within China. It discusses how far the new international order, as outlined by George Bush in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the liberation of Kuwait in the Gulf War, with its notions of ‘international order’, as viewed by the United States, and with the United States seeing itself as the single dominant power, applies to China. The contributors offer the implications, both positive and negative, of China's growing economic power, and the possibility that China will increase its military power. They also examine the idea that the Chinese leadership is being carried along itself by events in China, which it does not fully control, and that other growing forces within China, such as nationalism, increasing social grievances, structural instability, and rivalry between the centre and the regions potentially work against China's growing strength in the international arena. Considering traditional Chinese notions of ‘international’ power, where the world is seen as sino-centric, with neighbouring countries subservient to China in varying degrees, the book argues that this represents a fundamentally different view of the international order, one where the equal sovereignty of every state does not apply, where there is an acknowledged hierarchy of power, and where domestic and international issues are highly interdependent.

Information Technology in Developing Countries

Proceedings of the IFIP TC9/TC8 Working Conference on the Impact of Information Systems on Developing Countries, New Delhi, India, 24-26 November 1988

Information Technology in Developing Countries

Many developing countries are waking up to the potential of information technology and the role it can play in accelerating the pace of development. This book reports on the situation in various countries, looking at the problems and at successful strategies, methodologies and procedures. The papers are organized in three sections. The first includes six papers which discuss a theoretical framework for developing and implementing information systems in a developing country context. The next section of five papers presents the country reports covering many aspects of computerization in these countries. The third section includes five papers which present a regional/comparative status of computer use in selected countries, three papers that deal with framework/specific applications in some sectors, and finally two papers focusing on the software industry and ergonomics.

International Order in a Globalizing World

International Order in a Globalizing World

There is a growing recognition that globalization is leading to fundamental changes in world order, creating new imperatives and requiring new ways of understanding the international system. Two of the most important actors in the contemporary international system are the United States and Europe, and their relationship is fundamental in shaping international order. International order shapes, and is also being shaped by, the forces of globalization, whether cultural, political or economic. This volume examines issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries, discussing international order from the perspective of the English School of International Relations. It covers areas such as: great powers' foreign policy; relations among great powers; sovereignty, democracy and legitimacy; international terrorism and intelligence; and institutions and international organizations. Ultimately, it analyzes what is to be done to assure a stable international order. The volume is relevant to security studies, foreign policy, transatlantic relations and international organizations, as well as international relations theory.

Information Technology and Economic Development

Information Technology and Economic Development

Examines the impact IT has on politics, education, sociology, and technology. Focuses on the benefits of IT for developing countries, whose problems must be solved, and obstacles overcome in order to further IT advancement.

Information Technologies and Global Politics

The Changing Scope of Power and Governance

Information Technologies and Global Politics

Examines how information technologies may be shifting power and authority away from the state.

Latin America and the New International Economic Order

Pergamon Policy Studies on The New International Economic Order

Latin America and the New International Economic Order

Latin America and the New International Economic Order covers several topics concerning the New International Economic Oder (NIEO) in Latin America. Comprised of six chapters, the book discusses various issues relevant to the relationship between NIEO and Latin America. Chapter 1 discusses the transformation of Latin America, while Chapter 2 talks about Latin America and the NIEO. Chapter 3 tackles the political systems of Latin America, and Chapter 4 discusses the industrialization of Latin America. Chapter 5 deals with the Latin American foreign trade, and Chapter 6 tackles the Caribbean economy. This book will be of great use to individuals interested in the activities of the NIEO in Latin America.