Science and Citizens
Globalization and the Challenge of Engagement
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Science and Citizens by Melissa Leach
Book DescriptionRapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and technology and development studies around issues of science, citizenship and globalisation. It reflects on the nature of expertise; the framing of knowledge; processes of public engagement; and issues of rights, justice and democracy. A wide variety of pressing issues is explored, such as medical genetics, agricultural biotechnology, occupational health and HIV/AIDS. Drawing upon rich case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, Science and Citizens asks: * Do new perspectives on science, expertise and citizenship emerge from comparing cases across different issues and settings? * What difference does globalisation make? * What does this tell us about approaches to risk, regulation and public participation? * How might the notion of 'cognitive justice' help to further debate and practice?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842775516
(216mm x 138mm x 138mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This study draws together 17 cases from African, Asian and Latin American settings to ask: To what extent and in what ways do 'green grabs' constitute new forms of appropriation of nature? How and when do appropriations on the ground emerge out of circulations of green capital. Are the ecologies, landscapes and livelihoods gaining or losing?
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Author Biography - Melissa Leach
Professor Melissa Leach is a social anthropologist and Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Ian Scoones is a Professorial Fellow with the Environment Group, of which he has been team leader in the past. He came to IDS in 1995 from the International Institute of Environment and Development in London. Professor Brian Wynne is Professor of Science Studies at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, Furness College, Lancaster University
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