chapter  8
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International Governance in a Technological Age

The startling pace of change in world affairs that accelerated in the late 1980s signaled the end of many of the central elements of postwar international relationships. Many forces were at work leading to the momentous events in the countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, not the least of them the effects of technological change that profoundly altered the internal situation of those countries and their relations with others. Those developments were emblematic of a much larger story in which advances in science and technology (S&T) have contributed to a profound evolution in national and international affairs.