Science, Technology and Development in India: Encountering Values

By: Rajeswari S. Raina (Ed.)

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Contents: Introduction: values matter/Rajeswari S. Raina. Section I: 1. From retrogression to rescue: policy gaps in rural and agricultural development/A. R. Vasavi. 2. Academic ethics, Indian scientific academic and the Bt-Brinjal controversy/Gautam I. Menon and Rahul Siddharthan. 3. Regulation, legislation and moral contestations: case of Indian microfinance/Tara S. Nair. Section II: 4. Water policy and science: disciplines, perspectives, values/Ramaswamy R. Iyer. 5. Transformations in the world of higher learning: changing norms and values of universities and research institutes in India/Dhruv Raina. 6. Science, technology in agricultural development: need for a new paradigm/P. S. Vijay Shankar. Section III: 7. Techno-scientific practices and ethics/Prajit Basu. 8. A unique identity and technology/Usha Ramanathan. 9. Between life-creation and policy formulation: assisted reproductive technologies in India/Tista Bagchi. Section IV: 10. The ethical implications of sea-level rise due to climate change/Sujatha Byravan and Sudhir Chella Rajan. 11. Ethics and science in climate change/D. Raghunandan. 12. Climate science, agriculture and the policy jukebox/Rajeswari S. Raina. Conclusion: engaging with the value problem/Rajeswari S. Raina. There are multiple development problems in India that demand S&T solutions. Sound science is crucial for development policy formulation. Though many debates on technologies and development outcomes assume they are value-neutral, the S&T and development policy realms and the dynamic historically-conditioned interface between them are value-laden and normative. This book argues that to ensure ethical development outcomes, it is important to acknowledge these values and enable public engagement and dialogues to get them right. The essays in this volume-organised into four sections based on the values that inform the relationship between S&T and development policy-discuss and analyse how these values and norms govern India s S&T and development choices. Printed Pages: 312

Title: Science, Technology and Development in India: Encountering Values

Author Name: Rajeswari S. Raina (Ed.)

Categories: India, Agriculture,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd:

ISBN: 8125058559

ISBN 13: 9788125058557

Binding: Hardcover

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