Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781848132016 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
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Science and Technology for Development

James Smith

Science and Technology for Development

James Smith

Distributed for Zed Books

160 pages | 5.0625 x 7.8125 | © 2009  
Paper $33.95 ISBN: 9781848132016 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781848132009 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
How can science realize its potential and help us tackle global inequality, environmental change and crippling poverty? How can more appropriate technologies be developed for those most in need? Science has long promised much -- new crops, new medicines, new sources of energy, new means of communication -- but the potential of new technologies has frequently bypassed the poorest people and the poorest countries. In Science and Technology for Development, James Smith explores the complex relationship between society and technology, and the potential for science to make sustainable contributions to global development. Drawing on case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the author argues that we need to think carefully about science and development, otherwise the perpetual promise of future technological breakthroughs may simply work to distance meaningful development from the present. This book is essential reading for all students of development.
Contents
Acknowledgements
Acronyms
Introduction
1. Rethinking Technology for Development
2. The Institutionalisation and Internationalization of Science
3. Making Technology Work for the Poor?
4. Governing Technologies for Development
5. Conclusion: Can Technology Transform Development?
Glossary
Bibliography
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