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Science, Society and Power: Environmental Knowledge and Policy in West Africa and the Caribbean
     

Science, Society and Power: Environmental Knowledge and Policy in West Africa and the Caribbean

by Melissa Leach, James Fairhead
 

ISBN-10: 0521828740

ISBN-13: 9780521828741

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521828741
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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