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Legitimation in a world at risk : the case of genetically modified crops in India

Author: E L Desmond
Publisher: Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a sociological analysis of the controversy surrounding GM crops in Telangana, India. There is much debate as to whether GM technology holds the key to improving the welfare of poor farmers globally or serves primarily to increase the profits of multinational corporations while enhancing cultivator risk. Desmond's study is located in the economically vulnerable and politically volatile district of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E L Desmond
ISBN: 9789811060656 9811060657
OCLC Number: 1007700654
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Legitimation and Genetically Modified Crops in a World at Risk --
2. Legitimation of Risk in the Villages --
3. Bt Cotton and the Legitimation of Democracy --
4. Legitimation of Risk and Democracy in Telangana --
5. Methodology: Legitimation and Ethics in Risk Research --
6. Analysis I: Risk, Power and Bt Cotton in the Villages --
7. Analysis II: Democracy and State Legitimacy in the Villages --
8. Legitimation in a World at Risk: Lessons from the Villages --
9. Conclusion: Science, Power and the Struggle for Legitimation.
Responsibility: E.L. Desmond.

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