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Science and Technology as a Pressure Group, 1979-90
In the "science and technology as a pressure group" period, which started at the beginning of the last military presidency of João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo (1979-85) and included the first civilian government of José Sarney (1985-90), the picture changed completely. The Planning and Economy ministries were unified, and the science and technology sector lost its privileged access to the higher echelons; no resources were available to correspond to the increasing expectations of the previous years; scientists, engineers, and public employees in the science and technology sector became one among many different interest groups competing for resources from a government concerned only with its political survival and the administration of a mounting external debt and inflation.

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