Science and Technology for Development

Development Matters
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1 Introduction 2 Rethinking Technology for Development 3 The Institutionalisation and Internationalisation of Science 4 Making Technology Work for the Poor? 5 Governing Technologies for Development 6 Conclusion
This book employs a critical sociology to focus on science and technology and their relationship to development. While "knowledge" and the ways it is created and privileged has been increasingly critiqued, the specific role of technology in shaping development has received little focus. Science and technology are not neutral but shape their context and are shaped dialectically in return. Organized around key ideas and debates and using case study material from Africa, Latin American and Asia, a range of technologies are examined, including biotechnology, tissue culture technology, bioenergy and "appropriate technologies," ICT, genomics and pharmaceuticals, vaccine developments, and nanotechnologies. Asking among other questions if the promise of future technological breakthroughs actually work to distance meaningful development from the present, this book is essential reading for all students of development.
Autor: James Smith
James Smith is co-director of and a senior lecturer in the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a director at the ESRC Innogen Research Centre at Edinburgh and a visiting fellow in development policy and practice at the Open University. His research explores the relationships between knowledge, science and development, particularly in relation to agricultural research and how it is practised. He has worked with many international organisations and research centres including Oxfam, DFID, IDRC and the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research.

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Autor: James Smith
ISBN-13 :: 9781848132016
ISBN: 1848132018
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2009
Gewicht: 181g
Seiten: 148
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 196x127x23 mm
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