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By Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, Christina Holmes, Marcos Cueto

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Studies not easy the concept expertise and technology move merely from international North to South.

The essays during this quantity research the production, model, and use of technological know-how and know-how in Latin the US. They problem the view that medical rules and know-how trip unchanged from the worldwide North to the worldwide Sout -- -the view of expertise as "imported magic." They describe not just trade pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but additionally how principles and applied sciences move in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of those concerns, and their exam of particular Latin American stories with technological know-how and expertise, provide a broader, extra nuanced realizing of the way technology, know-how, politics, and tool engage long ago and present.

The essays during this e-book use tools from historical past and the social sciences to enquire varieties of neighborhood construction and use of applied sciences; the movement of rules, humans, and artifacts in neighborhood and international networks; and hybrid applied sciences and kinds of wisdom construction. They deal with such subject matters because the paintings of woman forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting expertise within the overdue 19th century; the layout, use, and which means of the XO Laptops created and disbursed through the only desktop according to baby software; and the advance of nuclear strength in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.

Contributors: Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiaran, Joao Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox corridor, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Diaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, Maria Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Perez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez-Giralt, Edna Suarez Diaz, Hernan Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck"

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Formal organizations other than political parties also tend to be weak. They are generally weak both in civil society, such as producer associations and labor unions, and in the state, such as corporate, professional military, or state bureaucratic structures. Because of the low levels of formal organization by these political, societal, and state actors, the realization of binding agreements or "pacts" is often difficult. In the context of regime transitions, this inability complicates arrangementsespecially with those that are longer termwith the military and the outgoing regime, among opposition parties for power-sharing, and between all these and socioeconomic actors.

Thus, the tremendous power imbalances between the Dominican Republic and the United States are viewed as significant, but also as somewhat variable over time, as responsive to multiple causes, and as mediated by domestic actors and processes. In developing this theoretical and comparative perspective, the book relies on a combination of primary and secondary research. It is based upon hundreds of interviews carried out with many of the key actors in Dominican political events over the recent past as well as upon direct observation of each of the country's electoral processes since 1986.

In developing this theoretical and comparative perspective, the book relies on a combination of primary and secondary research. It is based upon hundreds of interviews carried out with many of the key actors in Dominican political events over the recent past as well as upon direct observation of each of the country's electoral processes since 1986. 4 In its understanding of history, this book adopts an analytical perspective Page 9 historical institutionalismin which central attention is paid to the development of and the independent impact of institutions, which are to be understood both as formal organizations (such as political parties) and as the informal rules and procedures that structure political practices (such as neopatrimonialism) (Thelen and Steinmo 1992, 2).

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