Science, Society and Power

Science, Society and Power

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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.... different actors: NGOs might be a#39;doing community-based developmenta#39; or organising meetings to empower villagers vis-a-vis chainsaw operatorsa#39;; the state ... The Forestry Group approach goes on meaning different things to different people, despite the manuals, procedures and laws which appear to produce ... The different interpretations echo economic-structural differences between those involved.

Title:Science, Society and Power
Author: James Fairhead, Melissa Leach
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-10-16

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