Science and Technology for Development

Science and Technology for Development

by Author, James Smith
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848137776
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
04/04/2013
Series:
Development Matters
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
869 KB

Meet the Author

James Smith is a Lecturer in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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