Science, Society and Power: Environmental Knowledge and Policy in West Africa and the Caribbean / Edition 1by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach
Pub. Date: 10/31/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book brings science to the heart of debates about globalization by exploring the globalization of science and its contrasting effects in Guinea (one of the world's poorest countries) and Trinidad (a more prosperous, industrialized and urbanized island). It focuses on environment, forestry and conservation, sciences that are central to these countries and involve resources that many depend upon for their livelihoods. Taking a unique ethnographic approach drawn from anthropology, development and science studies, the work will appeal to students and researchers across the social sciences, as well as policy-makers and practitioners.
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Table of Contents1. Science and society: an ethnographic approach; 2. Science and globalising in governance; 3. Science and policy in Trinidad and Guinea: comparative settings; 4. Biodiversity and conservation in Guinea; 5. Biodiversity and conservation in Trinidad; 6. Sustainable timber production and forest management in Guinea; 7. Sustainable timber production and forest management in Trinidad; 8. Science and policy in society: mass-media and education; 9. Reflections on science, society and power.
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